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If something can say how we feel and express what we mean, whether we are present or not, can that something be considered an expense, or is it more of an amazing investment without parallel?
Why Are Flowers So Expensive?
To some people flowers are an expensive extravagance, while to others they are an emotional investment and money well spent. Like a picture is said to paint a thousand words, flowers can express a thousand emotions – in many situations they simply fill the silence and breach the distance better than words ever could.
All across Australia – from the far north of Darwin to the depths of Tasmania and everywhere in between including Alice Springs and Adelaide, fresh flowers, flower delivery and the messages they carry mean a lot more than an expense to those that purchase them, and to those that receive them.
Weighing Up The True Cost Of Fresh Flowers
Flowers speak a language that people inherently understand. They offer us a way to show support, love, sorrow, joy and a means to offer congratulations without having to be physically present, without having to even speak to the person we send them to. In spite of these absences, when a person receives flowers, they know that they matter to us. If we take a moment to weigh up the cost of flowers versus the emotional savings they offer, we may find that they are in fact an extraordinary bargain.
For example, a wedding that distance, finances and circumstances stops us from attending can be a devastating limitation, however sending a bouquet allows us to express in a financially viable way that we care, and that we would like to be there, but simply cannot. By sending flowers we send a message of thoughts that is received and understood much more effectively than a phone call, a letter, a card, an email, or heaven forbid a Facebook message could ever be received.
The same can be said for a funeral, a birthday or a graduation. For the cost of a bouquet, we can maintain relationships and uphold friendships with ease and grace. In light of this, it seems that flowers are not expensive and that if something or someone truly matters to us, they are in fact an amazing investment.
Our Relationships Are Not An Expenses Spreadsheet
Just because flowers and flower delivery costs money it doesn’t mean they are expensive. For example, a one hundred dollar investment may buy a mediocre dinner for two at a mediocre restaurant where the only message relayed is ‘I’m buying you dinner’. By contrast a one hundred dollar investment in a bouquet for a loved one can say whatever it is that you need it to say – it may express the words and feelings in a way that you cannot. Dinner ensures that one is not hungry; flowers ensure that one is never lost for words.
There is no true way to evaluate the expense when the money spent gives so much in return. The value of our relationships with others cannot be calculated by adding up the numbers, life is just more complicated than that. So when considering fresh flowers and flower delivery it may be wise to think more of the positive effect on your relationships and less on the accountant that resides somewhere inside you.