Monday, October 22, 2012

Thank you

Thank you for the beautiful magenta flower. I had just picked up my son from preschool and was watching him throw a stick into the street. Suddenly a smiling face handed me a flower and was gone. What a nice moment of kindness and fun.  -- Olivia

Thank you!!

Thanks so much for the flower the other day, you are a gem!


Thank you Talia. We just returned from the coast flower distributing mission! It went super well. unfortunately i didn't have time to hand out many flowers. I did however give some amazing people a bunch of flowers so they will be distributing them for me. After they hand them all out i want to interview them about their experiences. This will then turn into a mini documentary so look for that in the coming weeks.

Friday, October 12, 2012

First Donation!

So recently i received my first donation for this art piece. It couldn't have come at a better time, you see my wonderful girlfriend and I have been planing a vacation to Portland for a while and figured we might as well hand flowers out in towns on the way there and back. the first donation is enough to get this started, though i could always use more. The more donations i have the more flowers i can have which means the more happiness i can spread. So please please donate and help me spread the love, i know its clique but every bit does help even 5 dollars. Thank you for your time and appreciation of this piece.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dear Nathan,

Dear Nathan,
I keep the flower you handed me in a small vase of water (it's still doing its daisy thing, blooming right along) and your hand lettered card propped up on my desk. I knew you were an art person by the way you handled the typography, and it was clear you were - are! - an artist in that larger realm of the human heart. I am so grateful for the way you reached out to open my heart on that day a week or so ago. I didn't know how to thank you (there wasn't anything written on the back of my card) and so I was glad to see the article about you in the Chronicle yesterday. May blessings be returned to you many times over.
Kris Ellingsen

sorry Kris i've written so many i guess a few slipped by unnoticed. its insperational letters like this that keep this project going. thank you so much Kris 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

You deserve a flower Nathan

Thank you very much for the pick me up today Nathan! I can't even remember the last time I received a flower. It's the simple things that remind us of the beauty in life. Thanks for sharing the love my friend. I hope you feel the love in return.
Love, Nicki
ps as always the title of the post is the subject of the email.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sarah Devitt

Hey Nathan!

Thanks for the thoughtful flower today! I read your blog and absolutely love what you are doing. What a wonderful, easy way to brighten people's day :) I was definitely having a case of the Monday's when you ran into me today. Thanks for the little pick me up! Keep cheering up the ladies (and men??) of Bozeman!! Maybe you'll inspire others to do so too :)

Take care!!
-Sarah Devitt

Ps, I needed something to put in the center of a craft project I've been working on, but couldn't decide what to put in the center. So, I decided you use your note! Now when people ask about my little art project, I can mention what you do :) I wish I could attach a picture of it, but I don't know how to do that...dang it!!

Thank you for the Flower!

Dear Nathan,
      Thank you for sweet flower and note today! I was not having the best day and your adorable gesture put a smile on my face and made me feel special. This world needs more beautiful art and people like you! You are a wonderful person and you deserve a flower too! Thank you for making my day and reminding me to smile and smell the flowers. 
Melissa Svee

Monday, September 24, 2012

Love this idea!!

Hi Nathan

You handed me your card today as I was running up the street. I was nearing the top of the hill and feeling a little tired but your flower and note gave me a little boost. What a great way to brighten up the world a little bit : )


Hey stranger,

Thanks a lot for noticing little details about others where lots of people just pass by.
I was really having a bad day,struggling with my study notes. It was my first exam in America and i felt extremely nervous. When you first handed me the flower, i was a little shocked because in Turkey we are not used to this kind of "thoughtful people". After reading your note i just got relaxed and became more comfortable with myself and the exam. It is probably one of the effects of that lovely flower.

Thanks again.

Made me smile

Hey Nathan!

Thanks so much for the flower! It really made my day. I was in a blah mood that day and then you handed me that flower. I've never received a flower and it really made me happy. I was up until like 230 am studying for an immunology exam and that flower gave me encouragement. I still have it in my room where it is slowly dying. :( but still it was a great gesture.  I totally support what you are doing. I called,y sister shortly after you handed me the flower so I am spreading what you are doing. Thanks again!

 <3 Ariel Rose Smith

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Nathan -

          I adore what you are doing and completely support it. I was pretty much minding my own business walking down mainstreet, but i did notice you with that gorgeous flower and wondered who the lucky girl was. When you handed it to me, I couldn't believe it! It is so nice knowing that somebody out there is looking to the bright side of things, and you pretty much made my day a lot nicer :) Thanks so much for the flower, and also the inspiration. It's incredibly thoughtful of you to be out there doing this, and I'm super glad I got to be one of the people who saw it first-hand!


as always the title of the post was the subject line of the email.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Made My Day :)

Here is the second response so far, i've given out at least 60 flowers so far. I need more though so if any of you have any flowers that need a purpose please contact me, or do this for yourself.

from Megan Kuntz

When I saw you walking towards me, I thought, Aaw, that's so sweet. I wonder who he got that flower for." And then you gave it to me! This is an incredible project. It's so good to know there are people out there who will spend this much time to make a stranger happy! It definitely fixed my stressed out mood today, so thank you :) Good luck with this inspirational project! I'm going to spread the good feelings to everyone I see today.

Thank you Megan you turned my day around as well.

p.s.the title of the blog was her subject heading in the email.

The flowers

so i am currently useing flowers i got left over from a spectacular wedding. they are these.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


This is the first post of 'You Deserve a Flower'. today i gave out about 25 flowers. I got one response and it was from a lovely woman named Sally Dickinson, her email is as follows:

Today, you passed me a white snapdragon with a thoughtful message - a huge smile of encouragement....and what a difference!  Joan Baez has a great song about connecting with older people....and it is so true.  Thank you so much for your imagination, your artistry, your gesture.  We are visiting from Gainesville, Florida and I had just walked over near College Street to see about enting a little place for a month next summer.  AM going to make sure we do it!  Good cheer to you, as well.....and lovely flowers and gestures in YOUR future!  Thank you.  Sally Dickinson

p.s. the title of the post is what was in the subject line of the email.