Bouquets of Flowers Help Bring Cheer



Who doesn’t love bouquets of flowers! There’s nothing like having a vase full of brightly colored flowers to put a smile on my face. May this collection from my flower photos help bring you cheer today. The #5MFW word for Day 27 is bouquet.





On Day 27 of #write31days, we were in the car for several hours traveling from SC to KY. I was not looking forward to the ride, because I didn’t feel that great. For a few days I was bothered with a sinus headache, and wasn’t as prepared for the trip as I would have liked. After a bit we stopped at a grocery store to pick up a few snacks.

Would you believe the first thing I saw was a beautiful, colorful bouquet of flowers? I don’t remember what kinds they were, but the colors were rich. The bright blue and yellow jumped out at me right away. Just looking at those flowers cheered me up, and I almost bought them. I would have if we had not been traveling. There was no good place in the car to keep them fresh.




Our trip that day ended at a lovely Bed & Breakfast where we were warmly welcomed. The next morning we were fed a delicious breakfast. I think it fit well in keeping with my healthy lifestyle theme. We had moderate amounts of everything but enough to make us content. It consisted of sliced strawberries, orange juice, bacon and pancakes served with maple syrup made by our hosts from their farm. There was fruit, juice, bacon and pancakes served with maple syrup made by our hosts. 


This is the view from our little sitting room at the B & B.

Nearing the End of the #write31days Challenge


How is everyone doing as we near the end of our challenge? If you’re like me you’re probably thinking you’ll never finish. Kudos to those who have already finished. You’ve earned a break. Of course, now that you’re done you can cheer the rest of us on. Right?

These last few days I’m going back over the categories in my introductory post. So far I’ve used Food and Work. Today I want to review Exercise.

After the first two weeks I slacked off from my 15 minute exercise routine. Instead, I’ve been trying to walk every day, because the weather has been great. Gardening also gives me a little exercise. Yesterday the only exercise I did was a few hoedowns after dinner. That was about all I felt like after the long car ride. I try to do some hoedowns every day, too.

So, all in all, I’m pretty satisfied that I am doing more exercise than before I started 31 Days to a Healthier Lifestyle. Am I where I want to be yet? No, absolutely not, but I will keep plugging along. To keep myself accountable, I might give weekly or bi-weekly updates here on the blog. Now would be a good time for me to review my blog and set up schedules. It might just help me stay on track.

I’m linking up with #FreshMarketFriday

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6 thoughts on “Bouquets of Flowers Help Bring Cheer

  1. Hi Gayl, I loved your flower bouquet made up of your photography! Flowers always cheer me up also! And that view from the B&B looks beautiful. I hope you have a chance for some nice walks there! And thanks for your encouragement–we are almost finished with this #Write31Days Challenge! Yay! Have a Blessed Weekend get-away!

    1. Thank you, Bettie! I’m glad you enjoyed the flower photography bouquet. Yes, this is a beautiful place and we found we had a lot in common with our hosts. It’s been a relaxing time of enjoyment.

      I’ve enjoyed the #write31days for the most part except when I got stuck and struggled a bit. It’s still been a great challenge!

      Many blessings to you! Hope you have a good weekend. Hugs! xo

    1. Tara, you’ve been such a cheerleader commenting on my posts. Thank you so much for your encouragement. It helped to keep me going! I hope to read more of yours. You’ve got such a great series. Maybe after the 31st I’ll be able to catch up on some reading. 🙂

      Blessings to you!

  2. Sometimes I buy a bouquet for my office just because flowers to bring me so much cheer. What a great job you did on your 31 days of writing! It is a great challenge to just be present every day and see what God has in store after pressing through the work of writing. I know you blessed many Gayl!

    1. I’m sure the flowers really cheer up your office! Thank you so much for your encouragement, Crystal. It’s been a real challenge to keep up and I still have one more post to write. Hopefully I’ll get it done sometime today.

      Blessings to you!

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