While most of us strongly suspected flowers bring happiness, now science has proven it. In a recent ten month study, a team of researchers explored the link between flowers and life satisfaction and found that flowers are a natural and healthful moderator of moods.
Among all age groups in the study, flowers were found to have an immediate impact on happiness, with study participants expressing “true” or “excited” smiles upon receiving flowers. Some even expressed gratitude and delight.
Flowers were also found to have positive long-term effects on moods. After receiving flowers, study participants demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction and reported feeling less anxious, agitated and depressed.
In addition, flowers were found to make intimate connections, with an increase in contact with family in friends when flowers were present.
It’s safe to say flowers have a positive impact. Celebrate Water a Flower Day by doing just that—watering the flowers, maybe even picking some, arranging them in a vase and taking them to a loved one. You’ll share happiness and make their day.