Thursday, July 24, 2008

Flowers & Gifts Have Limited Vocabulary

"It's okay to send flowers, but don't let the flowers do all the talking. Flowers have a limited vocabulary. About the best flowers can say is that you remembered. But your words tell the rest."
~Jim Rohn~



Are you also guilty of that? Giving flowers and gifts to your loved ones and expecting them to guess your well intention? Well, if you are, you are not alone. I'm often guilty of that too.

Like most of the guys out there, I am a man of few words.... .... ....

Alright! I am a man of few wise words!

As what Jim Rohn had mentioned, flowers and gifts have limited vocabulary. What they could say at most is, "I still remember you". That's all! However, the truth is, you did more than the remembering part when choosing and buying presents for your loved ones.

When choosing your best gifts, thousands of thoughts went through your mind. In your mind you are thinking if the present is suitable for the other party? Will she likes what you have chosen for her? Is that gift of any use to her? Is she willingly to use the gift you buy for her?

All these internal "turmoils" and your good intentions can never be brought across to the other party through the simple act of giving. Although they often say an action speaks a thousand words, however, it really depends on the other party what thousand words are interpreted from the action.

You will not want to leave it to others to guess your intention, will you? If so, why not make it clear to them for what reasons you get such gifts for them and for what reasons you think the gifts is most suitable for them than anyone else.

By doing so, you are assured that when the other party sees or uses your gifts, they won't just remember you. They will also know the sweet and wonderful things you have done for her. Thus, isn't that worth all the talking you have done earlier?

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