In the past, I used to think that flowers are meaningless gifts because they don’t last very long and happiness shouldn’t be derived from flowers. Besides, they aren’t exactly very cheap.
Now, I’m a little changed.
I remembered few years ago, I was in Sydney doing a shoot and there were bushes of white daisies right outside one of the hotels where we stayed. At that time, I was also lugging 12 giant stalks of red roses, which my ex beau ordered for me. So you can imagine what a delightful girl I was with the scent of red roses in my hotel room, and the sight of white daisies outside my room every morning. Superficial it may seem but you’d be surprised the joy that can be derived from simple things.
I received this sunflower from my PA yesterday because I was having one of those bad days and we happened to be filming at a mall where there was a small florist on the first floor. Now don’t misunderstand, because my PA is a rather sweet boy, who due to his upbringing, is a guy who likes to spread joy and cheer to people around him.
The bouquet wasn’t big, nor the flower extremely exotic, but I truly appreciated the thought of wanting to cheer me up. Actually, a simple note, a handwritten card would do the trick (much cheaper too!). Because flowers and chocolates and diamonds you can buy with money, but you can’t buy a personal letter, note or card, nor force anyone to write you one if the heart is unwilling.
So there, next time, just write me a note la!