Give Them Their Flowers Now (#RRBC)

Since my mission is to positively change the world in every way possible, I’d be remiss in not sharing this post everywhere.

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Many, many, many (many) years ago, there was a gospel song that I loved by the Rev. James Cleveland that said “Give me my flowers… right now. If you feel like I deserve anything, don’t wait ’til I’m dead and gone.  If I’ve been nice to you or done something to make you happy along the way, then give me my few  lil’ flowers now, so I can see the beauty that they bring.”

This song came to mind after I received an email this morning from one of my dear friends and fellow member of the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB.  Since this message was sent to me privately, I will not disclose who this member is, but because it was so beautiful and touched my heart so tremendously, I feel that I would be selfish to keep it all to myself.  (I have removed the name and other…

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8 responses

  1. What a great honor for Joy, and she truly deserves it! Part of mindfulness is focusing on gratitude as often as possible, and I’ve been practicing putting that into practice as often as I can. It truly does make a difference in your mindset. Thank you for sharing this message with all of us and with all of your blog readers. The world can benefit from more kindness. 🙂


    1. Thanks, Yvette! It would be a much better world if more kindness was on display.

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  2. My husband’s family threw a party for a now departed Grandma–and she REALLY appreciated the day with family, food, and reminiscence.


  3. Well done

    On Oct 17, 2016 7:19 AM, “RAVE REVIEWS BY NONNIE JULES” wrote:

    > reviewsbynonnie posted: “Since my mission is to positively change the > world in every way possible, I’d be remiss in not sharing this post > everywhere. ” >


  4. This gesture makes a lot of sense…we often wait until it is too late to let those we care about know how we feel about them. As I always say, stop rushing through life. Take time to stop and smell the flowers.

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    1. So true, Ron, so true. Let’s hope that going forward, everyone will stop a little longer to share and to smell the roses. 🙂


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