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Invisible Man - A Song but So True

Friday night some friends invited us to a restaurant for a Clam Bake followed by a concert. All took place at Rats and Grounds for Sculpture, two of my favorite places. The food was fantastic and we got to make some new friends. We even got to see Christopher who recommends our shop to brides and party planners. After dinner we all walked thru the Sculpture Gardens to the Concert and right away, I heard the group and loved them! They are called the "Alice Project" and their lead singer is, of course, Alice! Our friend Dave told us she was originally from Princeton and when he was a radio DJ, he played her often on his station. Anyway, I absolutely loved the music, her voice, her song writing.

So to the title of this blog - Invisible Man. One of her songs was inspired by a visit to a restaurant where she sat and noticed that ever single person around her was quickly served except for her. Talk about feeling invisible! We've all had this experience, and I'm sure, some more than others. It's a running joke between me and my husband because sometimes I can completely change my hair color and no one notices - Invisible Man (or woman, in this case). It's often how I feel. I could totally relate to this song!! Don't we all sometimes feel invisible?

That's one thing I love about my job. Day in and day out, we deliver a beautiful product that lets someone know that someone is thinking about them. That they are special and that they are not invisible!

That why love doing our "Pay it Forward" promotion (for lack of a better word). This is how it works: we ask people to tell us the story of someone they know that is having a tough time or just needs a lift and then we send them a complimentary bouquet of colorful flowers! No strings attached! No really, that's what we do. It's so inspirational to read the stories of people who, thru it all, keep plugging away at life, no matter how tough things get. Illness, loss of a job, a relative or pet seem to be high on the list of life's setbacks these days. The economy continues to be a challenge and I'm inspired by the friend or relative that selflessly takes the time out of their busy day to make the nomination.

This last week we had 7 nominations compared to only 4 last time, so I think it's been a huge success. I even posted our success on Facebook and had 6 other flower shops from all over the country inquire about it! What a wonderful way to show people the healing power of flowers. The truth is that flowers make people happy, make them feel appreciated and loved. No matter what the card message, fresh flowers being delivered to you says that someone thought of you today and let's be honest, isn't that what most of us want?

For more information about Rats Restaurant go to http://www.ratsrestaurant.org/

For more information about Grounds for Sculpture go to http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/

For more information about The Alice Project go to http://www.myspace.com/thealiceproject

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