I really enjoyed the 2010 Olympics – from my Olympic Torch experience to watching the hockey games – Go Canada Go.
I got this email today (author – Unknown) from a friend about the medal ceremony flowers and wanted to share – it’s a really cool story.
“The (odd-looking?) bouquet of flowers presented to each medalist on the podium at the Winter Olympics- 1,800 in all – are all the same, made up of green spider mums with hypericum berries surrounded by leather-leaf fern, monkey grass, and aspidistra leaves.”
“What’s really interesting? They’re all made by Just Beginnings Flowers, a non-profit company in Surrey, BC that employs women who are just out of prison, abused, fighting addiction, or with special needs, and teaches them how to be florists.”
I get so humbled when I learn about businesses like this one – that help others.
This is an awesome reminder for me to continue evaluating what I’m doing and ensure that I’m looking for ways to to provide opportunities to others.