I got out of the habit of having flowers when I was a cat owner. No matter where I put them, the cats would get them, chew them and then throw up. I was always worried someone would get poisoned and it took the joy out of having flowers.
While grocery shopping over Easter it occurred to me, we could have flowers again. I selected tulips because they symbolize spring (which I don't think ever is coming . . . .). The joy this purchase has brought is more than I expected. I am going to have to get into the habit of having fresh flowers more often.