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Almost Free Flowers: Day 22 Thank and Grow Rich

Published on 10/24/2016
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I start my day by making a statement! My statement is, “Something incredible, amazing and miraculous is going to happen to me today and I can’t wait to see what it is.” I say this before I leave the bed to give me a positive start to my day. Everyday, I notice more and more lovely things about my life. Everyday, I write my gratitude list and what it is teaching me is that there are always things to be grateful for, ALWAYS-no exceptions. Even when it seems that there is nothing, there is something.


A funny thing happened today when I went to the farmer’s market. I actually hadn’t planned to go there but I was going to a few stores where the market is located. Well, of course, I saw the “market” signs and I said to myself, “Okay, just take a look. You’ve been meaning to go so why not make today, the day.”


As soon as I arrived at the first booth, a wild-haired energetic man greeted me. He was selling all kinds of wonderful greens and then, I remembered that I didn’t have any cash on me. I asked, “By chance, do you all take credit cards? I forgot to get cash.” He responded, “Yes, we actually do. We have the square and I know that some of the vendors have it and some don’t.” I said, “That’s sweet!”


As I continued to look, other people came up and started to buy some turnips. I slowly began to walk away and explore before making a purchase. Then something told me to just buy what you want now, and so I did. I picked up some fresh, huge, aromatic bunches of cilantro, spearamint and kale. I was looking at the peppers when the guy said, “Just take as many as you want. I have so many of ‘em that I’ll just end up giving them away to the food panty.” Wow, “score,” I thought to myself and I immediately said, “thank you” as he handed me a small plastic bag for my peppers.


Next, I knew I wanted to pick up some fresh flowers. I love having fresh flowers and plants in my home. I passed a couple of vendors, selling flowers but neither could accept a credit card for payment. I knew it was getting close to the end but something told me to ask, “Will you wait for me if I run over to the ATM and get some cash?” The gentleman shook his head, “Yes.” So I hurried off, looking back and saying, “I’ll be right back.”


I went to the ATM, picked up the cash and began to scurry back. I looked ahead and could see many of the vendors beginning to take down their tents. I saw the guy and exclaimed, “I’m back. I’m back.” He grabbed a bag and came around to greet me. I pointed to the bouquets that I wanted and he bagged everything up. He handed everything to me and then, went back to work. He never asked me for the money so I figured that one of the many others who were behind the counter working would ask me for it so I just stood there admiring and looking at the other things until one of the others were free.


A guy came up and started trying to get me to buy other things and I said, “No, thank you, I’ll just take these two bouquets.” He said, “Okay and left to help the others work.” I stood there about 5 more minutes and no one asked me for money” so I began to walk away, thinking to myself, “Sweet, free flowers.” I walked about a quarter of the way across the parking lot, then turned around and went back. They all greeted me with smiles. The lady who had been working in the background came up and stuck a few stems of red Dahlias in with my other flowers. “Here,” she said, “here.” I said, “Thank you.” She then went back to work.


I looked around and I said, “Hey guys, I didn’t pay you. I came back to pay you.” The lady smiled and said okay. “I’ll need change,” I said and handed her the money. She gave me my change and we said our goodbyes and then another man working said, “You’re a good person. May God bless you.” I turned to him and said, “Thank you! May God bless you as well.”


I left feeling great and then a little while later, I saw the woman driving by, smiling at me, waving and I smiled and returned the good vibes to her. Win-win, good feelings, good vibes, everyone was happy!


Counting my 3 blessings:

1) Sweet, you accept credit at the farmer’s market (can be highly unusual…)

2) Free jalepeno peppers (take as many as you want)

3) Almost free flowers, oh I did get them at a small discount ($4 a bunch instead of $5——definitely well worth it).


Missed my last post or want to read more about my Thank and Grow Rich journey, click below:


Thank and Grow Rich is a phenomenal book by Pam Grout that I highly recommend!


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