Beloved Flower Lover,
A lot has been going on in our lives and we are sure it has for you too. We thank you for allowing us to come into your life during 2016 and enjoying the magic in our agenda. And as Seth Godin, says, “People like us, dream like this”. So we see you as family!
As you know, we at the London Flower Lover, use peace, love, and flowers to express the joy of who we are. We share our stories along with pictures of flowers to perhaps provoke, perhaps just dream. And that will continue for 2017. So perhaps this post is just to invite you to remember to go beyond being competent and instead to do what your dreams are telling you to do in 2017.
So where do we start.
Well we thought about imagining 2017. We thought about the fact that it might not work out the way you want it to. You know. In the mass market sort of way. It might work out very differently.
Imagine if you do not win the lottery and have no wind behind your back. Know you are still loved.
Imagine that you were not born with a silver spoon in your mouth and might not even get flowers, or even send them. Know you are still loved.
No, we are not letting anyone of the hook. We are not saying, do not focus on your goals. No that would not exciting. It will be a boring 2017, with no change. No, instead, we are inviting you to consider how to more deeply commit to your dreams.
Thats what we see for 2017. A year where there is a deeper commitment to what you love. No shame if it’s weird, no oddness because you stretch yourself more than the others around you because you care so deeply. None of that.
you are not a fraud
do not be scared
Perhaps that is the focus on in 2017.
It’s ok to screw up.
We are clear about that, so no hype for 2017. No pressure.
Perhaps, do something where you can be off the chart and be remarkable. Or even create more connections between people, that create more and more value.Built into 2017 is the fact that there are no guarantees.
And we say,
“people like us, do things like this”.
We are not just a bunch of interchangeable people who can be forgotten if you do not show up tomorrow. We are not just a bunch of people who go to school to learn just to be obedient- to fit in, so we can ignore them!- All Godin’s words not ours. We are people who care.
We are interested in a 2017 where we can make a difference in our lives in an artistic way. Not the museum way. But the art of doing something different. What ever way that might be. And, the very fact that we have an internet connection often means we have more leverage than ever before to connect through our art.We all want to be seen, heard, respected and loved. Why not make that part of the art of 2017. So when we think about 2017 we invite you to figure out what we dream about.
Yes, dream, dream, dream about making things that we care about.Dream about your art. Not just being a cog, but making things that matter, that might be a bit weird to someone else, but comes from your heart.
At the London Flower Lover, we are dreaming of making designs that you have never seen before. That we have never seen before. We are looking forward to caring more about our dreams and using flowers to express that.
We invite you to take more responsibility for designing more from the heart. To giving more credit to those who influence you and continue to share what you love. We admire our readers. We love how different you all are at doing things. We love the connection.
In 2017, we are looking forward to looking at what we are scared of. And, we are looking forward to the things we ‘should’ say yes to and instead, just say yes to what’s needs to be expressed from our deepest hearts, using the flower, its branch, its bulb, its stem.
People like us,
do things like this
Dream like this,
People like us,
dream like this
Thank you for coming back during 2016.
Good morning, it’s 2017.
We love you,
because people like us,
do things like this and dream like this.
The London Flower Lover
p.s. For those who are feeling that the tide is out in your industry. That it is going through a state of flux, we would like to remind you that, it does not mean there is no water. It just means that there is a shift in the market place. Perhaps as a famous person once said, it is instead an invitation to connect to the art of the real joy in the heart.
That’s the value of 2017.
Love you-thank you for your attention-thank you!