Random Acts of Kindness - Joyful Blooms Florist
Since reaching 3k followers on Instagram I’ve taken some time to reflect on my Joyful Blooms journey so far...
The reason I started Joyful Blooms was to bring a little joy to people’s lives during the first Covid-19 Lockdown in Melbourne almost a year ago. I started promoting through Instagram and Facebook little jars of fresh flowers, florist choice daily blooms, and delivered them locally for people who were unable to visit their loved ones. These blooms were often sent for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, new baby arrivals, etc. There was also a lot of flowers that went to people who were going through hard times, struggling with the lockdown, or had sadly lost loved ones during that time.
The dried flower trend was quickly emerging, and I had so many people reaching out to me to see if this is something I could do for them. It was hard to deny the demand, so I started offering dried blooms as well.
At that time I never thought it would blow up into the business it is today... I am super grateful for everyone’s support and to each and every person who chooses to purchase their everlasting blooms from me. I know it is a very competitive market, so every time someone chooses Joyful Blooms it puts a smile on my face.
So where am I going with this....
Recently I was thinking about ways to give back to the community... and to continue bringing joy to people’s lives. Ultimately why I started this business in the first place.
Random acts of kindness
This isn’t something new in our world, but something I have started.
Once a month I’m going to pass on little posies to complete strangers in the hope that it will surprise and delight them, and bring a little joy to their lives.
Last week I started this new adventure, even enlisting two of my good friends to pass one onto someone of her choice.
Each month I will complete a blog post sharing who these blooms went to and why they were chosen.
This month our 'Random Acts of Kindness' posies went to:
1. An elderly lady in Kensington. My dear from Yaz selected this woman as she often sees her in the area and wanted to brighten up her day. She loved the colours!
2. A woman in Rowville. I happened to notice a lady and her husband get out of their car at my local shopping centre... I can't tell you why I decided to gift her these flowers, there was just something about her. After they entered the shopping centre, I popped over to her car and left them in the car door handle so she would get a surprise when she returned.
3. Two smiley friends in Brighton. My sister chose to hand the blooms to these ladies as she said they oozed happiness. She noticed them as she were both wearing bright colours and had big smiles on their faces.
I hope this inspires you to do a random act of kindness too. It doesn’t need to be a lot, but a small random gesture can bring a smile to someone’s face.