“Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy. Now, science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well-being,” says Jeannette. (Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Rutgers University and the director of its Human Emotions Lab. An internationally recognized authority on the role of emotional development in human behavior and nonverbal emotional signals and response.)
What Make the Best Get Well Flowers?
Sending flowers is a thoughtful way of expressing your good wishes to your loved ones. Say “even in this condition, I’m with you” with a bouquet of white roses, white lilies, purple freesia, gypsophila or beige gerbera. Bright and cheery, daisies make an ideal flower choice when sending a get-well-soon message. Daisies are one of the most popular, cheerful flowers that can make you happier. Gerbera daisies are especially favored among women and give a light-hearted, warming feel to any room.
The spring-time flower, the peony, makes a wonderful addition to any hospital bedside table, adding beauty to the space with lush and full blooms. Bright and cheerful flowers, such as lilies, daisies, and roses in yellows, oranges, or pinks make gorgeous get well bouquets. You may also consider sending their favorite flowers, or a bouquet of blooms in their favorite color – both guaranteed to make their day!
What flowers do you give to someone in the hospital? Are you allowed to send flowers to the hospital?
Roses, carnations, and chrysanthemums are great because the pollen is inside the flower and not exposed, unlike a lily. Keep in mind that some areas of the hospital, such as the Intensive Care Unit, do not accept floral deliveries due to possible plant or pollen allergies. Procedures for controlling infections in some areas are very strict. Inspect the flowers you choose for bugs and grime, which could spread to other areas of the hospital room. Give the flowers a good rinse before you take them in.
What does it mean when someone gives you yellow flowers?
Yellow flowers burst with happiness. They symbolize the bonds of friendship, the taste of success and pride. Joy is also one of the meanings of this flower, as that is one of the feelings the color is said to evoke.
A yellow rose means friendship, joy, get well, etc. While it used to symbolize jealousy, now the symbol of a yellow rose represents friendship, joy and caring. These beautiful sun-colored roses can also convey warmth, delight, gladness, and affection, as well as say good luck, welcome back, and remember me.
Reasons why flowers make us happy
Humans find flowers beautiful because they are very unique such as other plants. But flowers to some represent love or passion, ecstasy or remembrance of a loved one lost. Flowers are meant to be looked at as something that can bring life to another plant that is dead. Flowers can also make you happy because by bringing your closer on an emotional level to people around you, such as family members and friends. By smoothing out your agitation and apprehension, you feel lighter, more cheerful, and more inclined to connect with other people
According to behavioral research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, there is a really simple way to improve emotional health is to send flowers. The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed. The study also found that flowers improve emotional health, making people feel instantly happy when they receive flowers from a loved one. Flowers make people feel happy. All of the participants in the study showed “true” or “excited” smiles when they received flowers, showing extreme happiness and gratitude. Flowers make you feel happier for longer. The participants in the study reported that they feel less depressed after receiving flowers. Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. … Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. Specifically, study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction. The results of the study show that flowers are a moderator of moods and can change a person’s mood instantaneously.
Furthermore, the study also looked at where people display their flowers. The lovely arrangements were placed in areas of the home that are open to visitors – like the foyer, living room and dining room – suggesting that flowers are a symbol for sharing with loved ones. Having flowers in your home increased happiness, reduces depression and anxiety and actually can increase emotional contact with friends and family. A separate study by Harvard University found the same results – increased compassion, feeling less negative, and more energy at work.
This isn’t the first study to conclude that flowers and plants can help reduce everyday stress. A 2009 study from the American Chemical Society concluded that the scents of certain plants can help reduce stress by altering gene activity and blood chemistry.
You didn’t need a study to tell you that flowers make people happy right? The proof definitely lies in the pudding. Brighten a loved one’s day and fill it with joy by sending flowers straight to their front door today!
What is the most popular flower?
Some flowers are popular because of their unique fragrance, beauty or both. Rose is the most popular flower in the world followed by other flowers such as Chrysanthemums, Tulips, Lilies, Poinsettias, Narcissus, etc.
- Water Lilies
- Bleeding heart
As you know, beauty is in the eye of the beholder! The order of things depends on you and your favorite colors and art. But flowers are truly Gods greatest art, after humans of course!
What are perfect gifts for sick people, other than flowers?
Obviously, flowers are not the only gift to show you care and love someone. For a person in pain and depending on the cause of pain, your choices for a perfect gift are wide as listed below.
- Acupressure or acupuncture home device
- Candles, oils with healing scents
- Cold or hot home devices
- Exercises and other physical remedies
- Healing waters remedies for home use
- Healing sleep devices
- Home massager
- Meditation devices
- Nerve stimulation technology for pain
- New technologies that cure pain
- Painkiller jewelry
- Pain tablets
- Self-hypnosis products for home use
- Tai Chi healing routines
- Beautiful pearls to make a woman happy
Published by an experienced medical doctor with a special interest in pain management.
Dr BA Mabaso, MB ChB, MPhil, MBA, DHSM