Once upon a time, fresh flowers were an indulgence only bought if your partner wanted to be romentic. But when you began learning feng shui, your opinion will challeng dramatically. Shui associates flowers with robustly good energy and percolating abundance. 

You will eventually need to became familiar with the local grocery stores' selections, their fresh bouquet delivery days, and who had the best prices on certain flora. 

It will definitely seem like huge splurge at first. Like many people, you will often find yourself questioning if it was a responsible use of money. At times it will feel extravagant and unnecessary because the bundles never lasted long. However, when you consider all those reasons NOT to buy flowers, it will develop a different perspective.

Here are five common excuses people give to avoid buying flowers, and why they're really not good excuses at all. 

1. "Fresh flowers are too expensive."

Wander into a local grocer and check out prices. There are often a variety of bouquets priced differently. When we're closed off to possibilities before considering our options, we create that experience and outcome in our lives with everything else. Flowers aren't waiting for someone who "deserves" them; flowers are for whomever is willing to allow beauty in their lives. So, decide what you're comfortable spending, and simply go look. 

2. "I'll wait until guests come/the holidays/someone gives them to me."

Wait for a perfect moment, and it won't happen. YOU are the reason to buy fresh flowers. Flowers are nature's design to delight our days. No fancy party necessary or good enough excuse to wait. When we squander opportunities to appreciate ordinary moments, we block generous energy that is eager to roam and roar in our lives right now.

3. "I don't know where I'd put a vase of flowers."

Start in the kitchen. It's a place where everyone can enjoy them, and the kitchen is synonymous with prosperity. Anchor something beautiful in your home, and the eye drinks it in and feeds your subconscious delicious messages.

If you see a multitude of blooms, you wonder what the special occasion is, right? Bringing them into your home regularly suggests every day is another galloping opportunity to celebrate life.

4. "They don't last long enough — it's not worth the money."

We hear you — we really, really do. And we once would've nodded along. But you know what? Flowers are brilliant masters that teach you to enjoy the present fully, because no two moments are the same. Ever. And when you resist change to keep things the same, energy gets stagnant and stale. You stop feeling alive and inspired — your days become monotonous and predictable, and you fall into a rut. Flowers are a convenient way to limber up energy patterns in your homes and lives, keeping things fresh.

5. "I bought flowers, but nothing has changed."

Everything is energy. Some things are brushstrokes of good vibes; others have weighty energy that pulls people down. Flowers uplift. Guaranteed. Even if it's not noticeable immediately, the air around you changes. With each sip of water and its orchestra of blossoming buds, flowers move right in front of you. And every small change sends a joyful ripple into your home.

There's a Chinese proverb that suggests when you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. Flowers are gorgeous preachers of the good life, showering our space with a little extra LOVE. So, let the excuses go. Mix things up, and step out to buy some gorgeous shui today.

Thanks to Amanda Gibby Peters of simpleshui for her contribution and passion for FENG Shui. Because of her passion and wonderful work she does, we have this article. Check out her blog if you want to learn more about Feng Shui.