I hate to go on with the continuing story of my birthday flower saga, but sometimes a story is too good not to share. Especially when the last post was about parking karma and your comments talked about blessings and angels. Considering I'm not Catholic, and generally do not agree with organized religion, this is even more strange, but I think a Saint may have entered the picture.
Okay, from the beginning. There was a delivery mishap with my flowers. It's a long story in itself, so I won't go through all of it. Anyway, initially the flowers were not delivered to me and G was more than a bit upset wondering why I had not received them. He called about it and it was all straightened out. The florist, Tiny, apologized and said that she would make it up to me and send me something complimentary.
Well, the initial flowers are wonderful and the complimentary flowers sent to me are out of this world. It's a tropical looking mix and probably the most beautiful flower arrangement I have ever seen. My co-workers agreed. It's extraordinary and now I have these two amazing flower arrangements at home to enjoy. I tried to download pictures of the flowers, but it is not working. Plus the pictures don't do them justice. I still need a digital camera.
Now this is where it turns weird. Yesterday, a friend sent me an email that you're supposed to pass along to 11 friends. I didn't forward it, but it contained this quote.
"In case anyone is not aware, Saint Theresa is known as the Saint of the Little Ways, meaning she believed in doing the little things in life well and with great love. She is also the patron Saint of flower growers and florists."
As I said before, I'm not Catholic, so I really don't know much about Saints. But considering my flower filled week and dealings with florists, it was quite appropriate that I should receive this. What are the odds of that? Tiny, who is a florist, plus the Saint of Little Ways, who also is the Saint of florists! I mean come on! And let me assure you, I do not know Tiny. I have never met her. I only learned of her and her shop this week.
I believe in coincidences and signs - even miracles. And I believe in following my intuition, which is why I'm doing this post. Now, I'm certainly not saying this is any kind of a miracle, but I was impressed with the service and the flowers are beautiful. So if anyone wants to send some big business to Tiny's Flowers, that would be nice. After all this, I think Saint Theresa may be looking out for her and would want it that way.
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Roxbury, MA 02119
*Updated 10/1/10* Here's a recent article about Saint Thérèse of Lisieux.
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