It's been a while, but I know at some point, we all remember flowers being presented on the first date. Whether you have seen it on TV, the movies, heard by ear, or witnessed or experienced it yourself, a first date usually entails an introduction to flowers. A significant gesture towards hope and excitement for the opportunity to spend time with someone you are attracted to.
Think back. When was the last time you gave someone flowers? When was the last time you received flowers?
Flowers aren't just flowers. The significance of flowers does not only refer to first dates. Flowers should be given in relationships, marriages, between friends, etc. But I believe it is important to always let someone know that you appreciate them. Maybe for loving you, or for something they've done for you, or just because you want to see a smile on their face. A child gives a picked dandelion to his mother, and her face lights up. A simple rose is given and a spirit is lifted. Flowers being given to express a kind gesture goes far back into time, yet, the notion seems to constantly struggle to resurrect itself in a society that is scared to show how they truly feel about someone, or any type of affection, to avoid being hurt.
Most notably, flowers are constantly given after someone has passed. You can never see enough flowers at a funeral or laid in front of a grave. These flowers express how much a person is missed, loved, thought of, or cared about. Sometimes these flowers are given with a tinge of regret; that these emotions weren't expressed often enough while the person was still living.
It doesn't have to be flowers. It can be anything meaningful between you and another person to show how you feel about them. The importance is in making sure your sentiments are expressed and impressed upon that person. Take the time to stop on your way home and pick up flowers, or a small trinket for the one that's been on your mind or in your heart. When you're dating, bring flowers to show that you too are hopeful in building a friendship or relationship with someone. Give flowers to your mothers. Give them to your fathers. Give them to your children. Give them to your friends and family so that the memory of their smile lingers instead of the regret of not making them smile often enough.
Just my thoughts.