"Earth laughs in flowers."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am always surprised by how much joy flowers bring me. I read once, though I don't remember where, that having fresh flowers in your home reduces stress and helps fight depression.
In one way or another, there are always fresh flowers in my home. It's part of what makes my home feel like a home. It can be a large hand-tied bouquet of flowers, or some simple blooms snipped from the garden, or even something as simple as a few Lily blooms tucked in a vase beside my sink. They make everything more cheerful and life seems happier.
Of course with Liles, not only do they look beautiful - they smell just as beautiful as they look.