"Never met a stranger" is a phrase that might as well have been coined exactly for our daughter, Libby Davis. She also loved flowers, and nothing was better than a big bouquet from Trader Joe’s.
After she died, bumbling around in our grief, we asked folks who wanted to "do something" to buy a bunch of fresh flowers and give them away to a stranger (friends just waiting to happen, in Libby's world).
We were touched with gratitude and moved to tears as people all around the world did exactly that, and told us how much that simple act of kindness had meant to them. How someone’s day was brightened, how love was shared, how connections were made, how hope was kindled.
On significant anniversaries now, we bring our pain to beauty and love: we give flowers away in Libby’s name, as a gift from Libby to the world.
If you'd like to join us, here's how it works. Wherever you are, buy a bunch of grocery store flowers (for extra Libby-points, Trader Joe's) and just give them away to someone you don't know.
It's pretty easy because the grocery store parking lot is always full of strangers, and all you have to do is hand over the flowers and go. (Of course, Libby would have been connected with them on social media at the end of the encounter, but we're not her. It's okay.)
If you want, you can print out this page on some cardstock. The little card will point people to this website so they can find out more about Libby.
If you give some flowers away, will you let us know? You can use #FlowersFromLibby on Facebook or Instagram or just come back here and tell your story.
Breathe all the love in, breathe all the love out, dear friends.
And maybe give away some flowers if you like.
Kay & Andy