I have never bought flowers for myself, though I did the same for many others on different occasions. I love flowers, and I sometimes buy them to keep in the flower Vase at home or perhaps to decorate the prayer room etc. Never for myself! Oh. yes! I did buy flowers a few times when I was in India to keep them in hair - which is a different case! Coming back to your question.... I don't feel anything good about buying flowers for myself. Because these flowers are like awards. They must be given by others in the name of love, appreciation or recognition. And that makes a beautiful memory. It doesn't feel good to buy an award shield for yourself na? Same goes to flowers too! Btw, Sometimes back I used the word "Pathetic" to explain a marriage function of a dying girl, who seemed extremely tired & exhausted due to her sickness (lung cancer) and was in her death bed by then. I wondered whether these dying patients really want such lavish weddings by knowing the fact that they won't be living their marriage life. I wondered whether these dying patients were in fact, in a stable mental condition to consent for such a huge decision? Because once I was in my death bed, and I hardly even checked on my newborn kid (who was just 1 month old then), leave it about thinking or wanting something special, that would force me get up from the bed, change to a new cloth, hairdos etc... when I can't even breath to live normally. Pathetic was the word that came to my mind, had someone forced me to wear a wedding dress & 2-3 hrs of makeup for a photo shoot that time. But it was just me, and I was wondering whether anyone seriously want such big events at dying conditions or it is their near/dear ones who "decide" on behalf of the dying ones, by thinking that is of the best interest? That was my question, and I used the word pathetic to describe these dying men and women who are "made" to celebrate big events in such a dire medical conditions, as it seemed really pathetic to me. But many members from IL started bashing, just because of the word pathetic despite of reading my detailed descriptions... Thanks to the Mods, who stood neutral and understood my concerns. Anyway, it is a word of caution.... Be wise when you are using such words here!