SHE DOES INCREDIBLE GOOD BY JUST BEING KIND AND SELLING MORE THAN FLOWERS BUT AN EXPERIENCE THAT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS.
Fate and an instant connection grew into a fast friendship between Olivia and her nominator, DeeDee. Olivia is a florist at an Austin-area HEB, where she offers so much more than beautiful floral arrangements. DeeDee says, “Shortly before Corona, I visited the floral department looking for flowers for my mother yet not realizing I’d meet a beautiful and vibrant woman who would encourage me through dark times that would come. Olivia has put more than a smile on my masked face; She’s lifted my soul and spirit.”
Olivia lives with joy in her heart and sprinkles it freely on those lucky enough to meet her. DeeDee says, “When I make my weekly grocery run, I always squeeze in time to see her because I know she’ll give me free joy and hope and maybe some wisdom and counseling with a listening ear.” Her customers are like family. DeeDee says, “I see them walk away with the same joy and hope she fills me with.”
“She does incredible good by just being kind and selling more than flowers but an experience that makes you feel like a million dollars,” Deedee says.
Olivia affirms her joy-filled attitude with her mantra, “Any day on this side of the grass is a great day. Yesterday is in the past, tomorrow is uncertain, but today is a gift. Make the most of it and #BePresent in it.”
Thank you, Olivia, for the important reminder! Every sunrise is an opportunity to stand on this side of the grass and appreciate what we have.