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Spreading Random Acts of Kindness

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"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul." - Luther Burbank

Flowers have always been part of our celebrations and a way to say congratulations. Receiving flowers makes us happy and that giving flowers makes us even happier. And now the Society of American Florists (SAF) is trying to making a difference in people's everyday lives through their 'Petal it forward' initiative since 2015.

Last week, on October 24th florists in more than 400 cities in all 50 states (as well as D.C.) surprised unsuspecting passersby in their local communities with two free flower bouquets each – one to keep and one to give. I can only imagine the delight and joy on people's faces. This random-acts-of-kindness effort - Petal It Forward - is designed to help people start their day with more smiles and less stress. “Through the positive effects of flowers, we hope to make someone’s day brighter, and provide a much-needed moment of calm amidst the hectic pace of life,” said Jennifer Sparks, SAF’s Vice President of Marketing.


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According to a survey by Wakefield Research, 68 percent of people feel stress on a weekly basis, and 32 percent experience stress daily. Research from the University of North Florida (UNF) shows living with flowers significantly reduces stress. The findings show that people who lived with flowers in their homes for just a few days reported a significant decrease in their levels of stress and an improvement in their moods.

Petal It Forward is a great initiative to bring people together. If you missed it this year, be on a look out during your morning commute next year. For more information on the benefits of flowers, visit www.aboutflowers.com.

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39 comments

  1. I was not aware of Petal it Forward. What a beautiful and touching initiative. That is the kind of story I love to hear <3

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  2. Those little, tiny, encouraging words and acts can make all the difference in the world.

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  3. What a beautiful movement! Petal it Forward is such a cute name too!
    xoxo Sarah

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  4. Petal It Forward is so awesome! I have never heard of it, but I love the good work people are doing through it.

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  5. I love that they did this!! And the name Petal it Forward is so cute!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  6. Oh my gosh! I didn't know about this! What a beautiful idea!

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  7. How adorable is this! I haven't heard of it but I'll be on the lookout for this. What a wonderful story to share.

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  8. Never heard of this before, but I'm absolutely loving it. What a great initiative!

    XO
    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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  9. This was such a beautiful post. I never heard of forwarding a petal. It sounds so cute.

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  10. Flowers are such a luxury item for us - but they really lift a mood. In 2019 we're going to invest more in beautiful blooms x

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  11. Flowers rock. They really lift our spirits.

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  12. This sounds amazing! I would love to do this one day.

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  13. I love giving and receiving fresh flowers! I used to pick them up weekly back in Houston to spruce up our home. They really do help instantly lift a mood and make people smile.

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  14. Random acts of kindness are so making lives better! It always puts a smile on person's face and if anything might really help you is a smile

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  15. Oh my gosh, I love that! What an awesome initiative!

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  16. What a great initiative!I will have to watch for this next year!

    XOXO
    Cathy

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  17. That is amazing! I know I would have loved to receive 2 free flower bouquets so I can share the love.

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  18. This is truly wonderful!! Thank you for sharing it!

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  19. I adore flowers. I have a huge garden of cutting flowers that I grow in the summers. I love having the outdoors inside.

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  20. What a lovely act of kindness from the florists. I'd have been super chuffed to have received a bouquet of flowers! I do think it is important to do random acts of kindness every now and again

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  21. This is so sweet! Flowers always brighten my day :)

    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

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  22. I absolutely love this! What a creative idea for a fun movement. Flowers always make me so happy too!

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  23. I love this idea babe! We need more of this in the world! Spreading love through flowers is such a beautiful act of kindness!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  24. Oh my, that was the kindest thing I ahve ever seen. You are such an inspiration to others. keep up the good work.

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  25. Random acts of kindness are so important. We believe in karma, so we know that when you do good to others, it comes back to you.

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  26. Such a great cause to help people. They will spread happiness and prevents stress through flowers.

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  27. First time to hear about Petal It Forward and it sounds really great. Showing your love to others is a great act of kindness.

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  28. THis is great. I always like to have fresh flowers in the house. Just looking at happy blossoms can brighten your day. I am sure those people were stoked.

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  29. Oh my goodness, this is the sweetest idea! I love it so much and grateful you shared.


    alyson
    www.themodernsavvy.com

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  30. This is so neat - I had never heard of it before!

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  31. I love fresh flowers, I buy them every week for my house and office. Next week, I will pick up some for someone else!

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  32. Oh my! this is such a lovely idea! I love, love, love receiving flowers! I'm sure this ha made more than one person's day!

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  33. This is the best idea ever! I'll have to see if they did this in Omaha!

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  34. Oh my gosh what an amazing idea!! I love this and need to try it! That is the best!

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  35. OMG I love this! It makes me want to do something nice as well!

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  36. Love that quote about flowers 😍 I totally agree, flowers make everyone feel better x

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