The reflection of British wildflowers in emotions.
Thymus praecox. Thoughtful.
From the base of small rounded aromatic leaves, little heads of mauve flowers emerge from the thymus in summer. Wild thyme is a lover of warm places--sun warmed rocks, slopes, downs and acid heath, lowland hills and mountain areas and on sea-cliffs and sand dunes in coastal areas. Many thymus species are used in medicine and as culinary herbs, but the wild variety contains fewer active ingredients. Thyme is used in many cough medicines and as a treatment for bronchitis.
Once mastered, the practice of being thoughtful is the greatest gift you can give; and not just to friends and loved ones on special occasions and holidays … but to everyone, always. And, as you establish yourself as thoughtful to others, they'll go out of their way to please you back.
Thoughtfulness is a habit; internalized, it becomes a way of life, a part of our being. But it does take practice. Where do we start? Our daily life. Here are some good practice exercises. Do this for 21 days, as that's how long it takes to form a new habit (actually, we don't "form" new habits as much as "replace" old, ineffective ones).
Thoughtful people don't wait, they "create" opportunities to make life brighter and more enjoyable for those around them. But, how? Simple things. Holding the door open for anyone near you, regardless of gender or appearance. Soon, it's automatic, and even comes with a smile (and a smile back in return). When a baby in a restaurant is making a bit more noise than is comfortable, and you see the parent looking embarrassed, smile and comment on how cute the baby is.
Proverb: The darkest hour is just before the dawn.