Beloved Flower Lover,
She ran in and butted into our conversation about peace
what should I do?….. she blurted.
More money or less money? I’ve got to answer the agency right now!
We could all hear the screaming pitch in her voice however nicely packaged… the stress was audible, so we all turned our attention around to the very youngster in our midst. This size zero beauty who we adored for her beautiful ‘falling forward’ stories about boyfriends, part time floristry, building her life, the depression of her mother, the bullying of her father, friends, clothes and more. She was ‘our daughter’ and our replies were always about building up her own well of internal trust. In her heart and in loving her ability to look into that space to acknowledge the eternally basic laws of life.
We cherished the peace in her heart that we knew would question her panic and feel the answer in her heart.
We were silent…and trying not to smile and hug her because we admired her so. We were often posed with these sorts of sudden ‘make or break’ panic ridden decisions by her and yet…well, we are sure you as a reader know where we were directing our beloved ‘daughter’.
She had gone to college to be a nursery nurse and came into us on a part time basis because she was the niece of one of the team.
“I have tried out two jobs from the agency and both have offered me a place. One nursery is really stressful but I would get paid £1000.00 more a month than the other nursery that I really like and enjoy”.
Remaining quiet, smiling and updating the white lillies, seaweed, and shells. We straightened up the teal presentation cloth that the vase was sitting on and listened.
“But my dad will say I should take the extra £1000.00 he will tell me that I am foolish”… she paused as she watched one of us, put a finger over her lips like our own primary schools teachers would do when they wanted to soothe us back into a place of comfort. She breathed out heavily.
“But I reckon in this time, where everyone is stressed at that other nursery that I would prefer to be in a happy environment. Yes I am choosing the nursery where I am happy with being happy”, she paused “and will look forward to going to work”… no longer talking to us but talking to herself now…”I have worked out that I can still pay for all my lifestyle anyway”.
…No verbal answer from us…we just remained peacefully quiet…no obstruction from us. How else was this joyful young woman going to learn to live peacefully with decision making?
She looked for confirmation from us.
“ok, ok, ok you are not going to tell me”…
She was a little abrupt…
“but I know the answer anyway….
She stepped back, her chest opened upward, her shoulders were straight.
“Invest in what makes me happy so it does not rob me of my peace”…..
We all laughed, it was like a sigh of relief for us all.
“Baby girl, your heart, that place we know inside of you has given you your own answer of love”
She turned around and left.
The London Flower Lover.
p.s. How many times do we know that giving ourselves flowers could be the exact sort of investment that we too need right now. Order flowers for yourself and others.