RED Hearts are guest posts on I Heart Daily from the authors of RED: Teenage Girls in America Write On What Fires Up Their Lives Today. Today's RED Hearts post is by Saskia Boggs, 20, reporting from Kalamazoo, Michigan. She has found a winter pick-me-up as she waits for spring:
Before my birthday package arrived this month at school (bursts of surprise are always extra-welcome in Michigan in February) my mom told me that she’d included something from my favorite kitschy little store back home. Fully expecting a cute necklace or maybe a DIY book (as moms do), I was surprised to find a plastic, solar-powered dancing flower in the box.
Yes, my mom had sent me a Two's Company Bee Happy Dancing Flower, the perfect gift for the depths of winter. These cheerful and cute little trinkets catch onto even the weakest rays of light, which make the leaves wave up and down and the flower sway from side to side. The colors are bright -- pink flower, green leaves and stem, and a choice of either a blue or pink base -- all especially great with the gray ick outside.
Seeing my dancing flower waving at me from my window when I get back from the icy trek from classes to dorm consistently raises my spirits. And the best part is, I don't have to remember to water this flower. These sun-happy blooms never die. And at just under $8, they’re definitely going to become my inexpensive-yet-thoughtful go-to gift for friends this spring -- which has to be coming soon!
RED Hearts guest poster Saskia Boggs is an author of RED: Teenage Girls in America Write On What Fires Up Their Lives Today, which is now out in paperback.