I have learned to never underestimate the value of a compliment.
The reason I bring this up is because the other day I received a nice little postcard from my Homeowners Association:
It doesn't matter that they probably sent these out in mass quantities...it still made my day reading it. Thank you HOA!
Maybe its my new flowers that got their attention:
Hubby and I planted these about a month or so ago. Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE petunias? They are so easy to grow and one of the few full-sun varieties of flowers that can last for months.
Its hard to tell but we actually planted them in shallow containers. I wanted something low to the ground so that the sprinklers would water them....and I am happy to say the plan worked! I did not want to dig up an area for the flowers because the last time I did that (and spent close to 100 bucks on flowers) they were raided and ruined by the Sand Hill Cranes....UGH!
So far it appears that the cranes are not interested in the petunias....so yay to that!
Anyway, I am going to remember how nice it felt to read that postcard and be a little more mindful in the the area of compliments....a kind word can really make someones day.
But for now, let me go ahead and wish everyone (an early) Happy Mother's Day! I hope your weekend is one that is full of sunshine, flowers, and compliments.