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A flower shop is where one might even find the secret to the meaning of life!

Many people fantasize about one day retiring from their stressful and unfulfilling jobs and going to work in a flower shop. They imagine blissful days spent wallowing in the beauty and the fragrance of nature, while others look on in envy of their peaceful vocation. No pressures, no deadlines, no performance reviews, just a simple and happy existence with an opportunity for creative expression between moments of meditative introspection. Yes, a flower shop is where one might even find the secret to the meaning of life. Well, it’s all true!

Okay, maybe working in a flower shop will not solve all of your problems, but it can be an environment that helps to promote a happier life and a healthier existence. For example, being around flowers enhances your energy. It’s science! Vibrant colors like purple, hot pink, yellow or blue do wonders to boost your mood. The sweet fragrance of flowers such as hyacinth, freesia, peonies or garden roses will calm your spirit.

Also, it’s nice to be in the business of bringing happiness to people. Providing exquisite floral design for a wedding ceremony we cannot help but share in the joy of the occasion. When we create the perfect bridal bouquet, reception centerpiece, corsage or boutonniere we can’t help but feel a sense of pride in being a part of your special day.

Hardened NYC wedding florists may disagree. High powered Manhattan clients can be challenging and the stress of providing exquisite floral design for high end events can cause a good deal of anxiety. Don’t give in to that negative energy. As in all of life’s pursuits it’s about perspective. Take a deep breath and relax. Take that moment of reflection and appreciate all the positive elements of your endeavors.

Psychological studies have determined that engaging in creative activities contribute to an onset of positive emotions, cognitive well-being and feelings of personal growth. This is obviously good news for working Manhattan florists, but also good news who exercises any kind of creative outlet like playing a musical instrument, painting , crafting or keeping a journal.

There is a quote by Ursula Leguin, “The creative adult is the child who survived”. Have you ever wondered whatever happened to the child within you? Do you remember your own sense of playfulness and imagination? Creativity is a way of tapping into that inherent being within all of us. You don’t have to be an artist, it can be as simple as trying a new recipe for dinner.

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