Sometimes the simplest of effort results in something nice and soothing. Take five long stemmed gerbera daisies (PHP12 to 15 pesos each if you buy them wholesale or a little more if you want to get fleeced at Tagaytay roadside stands) and cut them very short and stick in a nice short cup (a yellow glazed Japanese tea cup in this case) generously filled with water. Great for a bedside table, a bathroom counter or even your work desk. Lasts a few days and brightens up the space. I am not fond of mixing too many colors but if that is your thing, you could mix the gerberas up as loudly as you likeâ€¦they come in several bright shocking colors like purple, red, magenta, white, etc. If you arenâ€™t accustomed to having fresh flowers in the house, try by cutting something from your garden or purchasing a single bloom at the florists. Place it in a small nice glass vase on your desk and occasionally glance at it as you work, do email, etc. Most folks find it has a calming effectâ€¦let me know if it pushes you to become a serial axe murderer insteadâ€¦heeheeâ€¦I hope you had a good weekend!