Happy International Self-Care Day! What are you doing to celebrate today? And, I’m sorry, if the answer is ‘nothing,’ that’s just not going to cut it! You need to take time to recharge so you can be the best version of yourself for those you care about most. Treat yourself, be it to a day unplugged from social media and electronics or to a monthly subscription of the world’s freshest flowers (and save 15% while doing so).
Many of life’s most beautiful, challenging, and formative lessons can be learned from flowers. Read along for our favorite flower quotes to infuse some joy and thought-provoking moments into this special day.
On Not Settling
Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you’ll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won’t matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart. — Leigh Bardugo
Flowers are more than just an immaculate collection of petals. Each variety has its own remarkable history, unique symbolism, and the power to connect with a loved one on a deep, meaningful level. (And honey, if you’re reading this, you know my favorite flower is the Garden Rose, right? Just checking.). This quote is relevant to not only our love life but also what we accept in our work life and friendships.
On the True Flower Power
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul. — Luther Burbank
Luther Burbank, a botanist who developed 800+ strains and varieties of plants during his 50+ year career, knows what he’s talking about. If a scientist can see it, we all should; while flowers have direct scientific value, their spiritual and emotional sway is undeniable.
On Owning Who You Are
A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms. — Zen Shin
Instead of looking into someone else’s garden and comparing, know that you yourself are an exceptional bloom whose unique traits make you stunning, unique, and worthy—we celebrate you as you are.
On Patience and Trust
All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today. — Indian Proverb
In this day and age of shorter attention spans and constant need for entertainment, it seems like we’re always seeking (and expecting) immediate gratification. This Indian proverb is a great reminder that the most beautiful and important things in life require patience. Think of those incredible lilies that arrive in your monthly subscription. Each stem is the product of unseen time, effort, and often, lots of trying—and it’s all worth it.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them. — Henri Matisse
With work, bills, and fluctuating relationships, there’s always something in life to worry about. Matisse reminds us that there are always flowers or beauty around us, we just have to decide to embrace them. Seeing the bright side of life is a choice, and we, for one, choose to always see the flowers.
On Enjoying the Journey
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. — Buddha
We’re always go go go and focused solely on the end goal, which robs us of the opportunity to enjoy the journey. Here at Enjoy Flowers, we’re blessed to witness the miraculous voyage of blooms each and every day on our sustainable farms in Colombia. Witnessing a tiny seedling transform into some of the world’s freshest flowers makes us appreciate the weeds along the way.
On Healthy Relationships
The very best relationship has a gardener and a flower. The gardener nurtures and the flower blooms. — Carole Radziwill
Whether it’s a relationship with yourself or a loved one, you must put in hard work to maintain long-term growth. Be the gardener in your relationships by being gentle, kind, thoughtful, and patient with yourself and others.
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. — Audrey Hepburn
Plant a garden, study that new language, and set that new goal because planting seeds today ensures that tomorrow is full of colorful blooms, each representing all the time and effort you’ve put in.
Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots. — Shannon Mullen
In the same vein as ‘don’t judge a book by its cover,’ this quote reminds us that although we may feel like small, delicate flowers when we get up each morning scared to confront the challenges that await us, it’s our tough roots, or what’s on the inside, that keep us strong and grounded.
On Our Needs
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. — Max Muller
It’s (unfortunately) very common to spend most of your day hopping from one screen to the next, but it’s just not natural. Like everything else, balance is key. Enjoy scrolling through Instagram or watching your favorite Netflix show, but balance those out with some time for meditation, for walking, for just being.
On Nature & Creativity
Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, dragging them from their homes. — Clare Ansberry
Gardens, in this quote, are representative of any of those activities that get your creative juices flowing. Digging in our outdoor garden with someone we love nearby is our own little heaven on earth. Whatever creative exercise gives you this inner peace needs to be added to your daily itinerary.
And with that, you should have a few ideas for how to celebrate this important day of self-preservation. If you need another sign to get more blooms in your life, here it is: save 15% today only on your first delivery of a month-to-month subscription to our Garden Collection. Each month, you’ll receive an artist-designed, surprise bouquet of Roses, Spray Roses, Alstroemerias, Carnations, Matsumoto, CHARMELIA®, Hydrangeas, and more. Plus you can cancel at any time. A flower subscription is the easiest (and most stunning) step to add to your self-care routine. Use code PAMPERYOU by midnight tonight.