Ever heard of that song “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend?” My mother grew up appreciating the value of diamonds and expensive jewels; she was even in the business of dealing diamonds at one point. When I was 26 years of age, I took the Greyhound bus to NYC with over $100k worth of diamonds in my brassiere to deliver it to a client for my mother. Was I afraid and nervous at the time? Not really, because my mother was so positive and acted as if it was just a simple little errand.
Why do I tell you this story? It explains why my sisters and I grew up trained that if a Titan really loved and adored you and wanted to marry you, he would propose with an expensive diamond ring. In the Vietnamese and most Asian cultures, a Titan’s love for you is judged by how much your engagement ring is worth. My brother in-laws are not Vietnamese, but they did well by consulting with my mother about diamonds before proposing to my sisters. (smiles…wink…)
I remember being engaged to my first love and found out that my engagement ring was over $15k. I was so nervous wearing it that I gave it to him to keep for me in a safe place. He had just graduated from college and had only been working for a few years. I felt bad about it at the time because I think he used all his savings to show me he loved me and that I was worth it. Long story short, I was not ready to get married. So I parted ways with him and gave back the ring. In reality, I am quite a simple and carefree person. I do not care much for all those expensive things. I care more about quality, pleasurable, meaningful and enriching life experiences. Most often, it is the simple little things in life that make me happy.
When I stop to think about it, besides books, music, art, children, good food, aromatherapy, and animals, flowers are really my best friends. Below are 11 reasons why I love them so, other than just good Feng Shui. I hope you like my photos, too!
11. Lastly, but most importantly, they remind me that I can be powerful without losing my feminine appearance and aura.
So all it takes for a Titan or anyone to please me and brighten my day are just hugs, kisses, words of affection, and…surprise…ing me with flowers! How simple and effortless is that? 🙂