Just this week, I read on Facebook that our local flower man has his gladiola stand open for business. I love to stop and purchase bouquets and then deliver to shut-ins, folks who don’t drive, and elderly neighbors. During the year, I find vases at rummage sales and when a recipient isn’t home, I leave the bouquet by the front door. When my grandchildren are available, they go with me and assist in delivering the colorful flowers. They’ll remember the smiles and hugs they receive and how important it is to think of others. A good friend of mine told me that she has delivered a single glad to each resident in her mother’s assisted living facility. And several times when purchasing bouquets I’ve bumped into a fellow who does the same. This time of year, there are plenty of on-the-side-of-the-road vegetable and flower stands along with farmers’ markets getting into full swing. Even fresh fruit and vegetables for a shut-in is a great idea. It sure feels good to bless someone, and the blessing always returns full circle. Maybe someday my grandchildren will carry on the tradition.