Acts of Kindness

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Submitted by on Saturday, 26 April 2008No Comment

A bouquet of flowers is a typical, stereotypical gift for a girl. However, with a little thought and preparation this average gift can be the highlight of your girl’s week. The key is to avoid the stereotypical flower giving occasions. A bouquet on a random Wednesday afternoon is often much better than a bouquet on her birthday.

The best flowers you can give a girl are those that you’ve picked yourself. Head to Wal-Mart and buy some ribbon. A small spool will cost you less than a dollar, and keep the ribbon and a pair of scissors in your car. Now, whenever you drive anywhere, keep your eyes open for a field or area on the side of the road with wild flowers growing.

Once you’ve found a spot, drive by on your way to seeing your girl, pick a few flowers (the scissors will make this easier). Try to get a variety of flowers. Wrap a ribbon around them to hold them together, and surprise her with them when you go to pick her up! Don’t worry if they wilt some on the way to picking her up. She’ll love you for putting forth the effort even if the flowers aren’t the most beautiful.

If you can’t find wild flowers, head to a florist. It is easier to buy a bouquet that the florist has already put together, but you’ll make your girl much happier if you pick at least some of the flowers yourself. Expect to pay about $5 to $25, depending on the types of flowers you pick and the size of the bouquet. Give the florist an idea of your budget before starting.

Pick colors that are appropriate to the mood, such as red/pink flowers if you are trying to be romantic, bright colors if you are trying to cheer her up, or perhaps her favorite colors if you are just trying to show her you care. Don’t worry if you aren’t sure what exactly goes in a bouquet. Once you pick a few flowers you want, a good florist will be able to fill in the bouquet with appropriate flowers that complement your choices. Pay the florist, head to your girl, and surprise her with the beautiful flowers that you picked out just for her!

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