Flowers speak to us on many levels —
Real flowers. Paper flowers. Figurative flowers. It doesn’t much matter. When it comes to maintaining relationships, it is truly the spirit that counts. Strong families tend to share a distinctive feature: many more positive interactions (“Well done” or “Thank you”) than negative interactions. Some say that seventeen to one is the magic ratio: it takes seventeen positive affirmations to counteract the corrosive effect of one critical remark. Can you share a “flower” with a loved one right now?