Every fortnight or so, I buy myself a bunch of flowers to sit by my bed. It is probably my one non-necessary expense- I do not get my hair done, buy clothes or other material things. But flowers, they are different. Once upon a time I used to sit and hope my loved ones would buy them for me on my birthday or other special occasions, so once, maybe twice a year I would get some. Now, I get my own. It is one of my forms of self-love and one of the ways that makes sure I have at least a few moments of 'presentness' every day, because every time I look at them, I appreciate them for what they are- a moment caught in time where perfection reigns before inevitable change takes place. I wake up and go to bed looking at something that makes me happy- seems like a great way to start and end a day to me.