The Unexpected Bouquet from Patrick Dahlson

Occasionally, our CEO, Patrick Dahlson sends flowers to people he encounters.  He recently had the opportunity to meet someone who is not part of our industry and asked if he could send some flowers to her work, but she requested that the flowers be sent to her mother instead.   Below is her reaction and “I think this is a beautiful illustration of the powerful emotional impact flowers have on people”, says Patrick Dahlson.

Thank you SO MUCH!!!!   I just spoke to my mother on the drive home; she didn’t pick up her flowers until today (she works 2nd shift so they were left at the office for the apartment).  She loved the flowers – she told me to tell you that no man in her life has ever gotten her flowers. She said that my younger brother got her a silk rose once, but she’s not sure if that counts.

Mom named a lot of the flowers that were in the bouquet – she said it was beautiful and she appreciated that you picked a spring bouquet.  When we were growing up, my mother had a planted garden.  We were in St. Louis in a poor neighborhood and were among the few yards that had anything.  I remember daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, and roses…and other flowers that I don’t know the names.  Mom kept going on about the fragrance of the hyacinths – she really misses their perfume because she can’t grow them out here in the desert. 

I just want to thank you for being so generous and making my mother really happy, thank you so much!  The flowers reminded her of her garden long ago and she’s just thrilled!

I think it should be our mission to ensure that everyone has received fresh flowers at least once in their lifetime!  Who’s with me?


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