Flowers On My Windshield

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I am participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge. Thanks to the co-authors of              Two Writing Teachers for creating this  supportive community.

A few days ago fellow slicer, Lynne Dorfman, included a poem about flowers in her post. It spoke to all the things giving them can mean or say. And I remembered this story:

I once had a coworker who was one of the most thoughtful people I have ever known. She always remembered birthdays and anniversaries. Even after I moved to another school and she retired to raise her family, I would get a card or an email on my birthday.

I was so happy when, several years later, her children attended the elementary school where I worked. During those years I would find a small bouquet of flowers tucked under the windshield wiper on my birthday. Until one year, when I got an email instead:

Happy Birthday!  I couldn’t find your car so I left your flowers in the office. I hope you’re doing something fun and not sick.

 Turns out I had gotten a new car.

Those flowers always made me smile. To me they said, “I’m thinking of you today.”

 

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9 Responses to Flowers On My Windshield

  1. So sweet! Love this, Rose! What a fond memory about flowers! Always nice to have someone thinking of you!

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  2. arjeha says:

    What a heartwarming story, Rose. It is nice to be remembered on special days.

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  3. That’s a sweet story. We are blessed when we have friends like that.

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  4. How very special, there’s nothing quite like being given flowers!

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  5. I love this slice – and the ending is perfect! Thank you for sharing and for giving us a reason to smile.

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  6. paulabourque says:

    Wow, what an incredibly thoughtful friend. Reminds us how even the smallest of gestures can mean so much to someone else. Letting someone know, “I’m thinking of you today” can have a profound impact. Thanks for sharing this happy slice.

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  7. lynnedorfman says:

    Oh, Rosie, this is a great story! You have so many wonderful friends! Flowers are a great gift. Just lovely and a reminder to spread joy in small ways every chance we get!

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  8. Fran Haley says:

    An utterly sweet story – of utterly sweet people. 🙂

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  9. Eileen Hutchinson says:

    A true friend is a dime a dozen…what a blessing to have such a wonderful gift!! What joy and beauty it brings to your day!!

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