Flowers and Plants
I am not allowed to take care of plants at home...apparently, they don't "do well" when I "take care" of them. My wife has a green thumb and you can tell by how great she takes care of our flowers and plants at home. I think it's her way to escape and find peace with three little kids and one grown kid (me!) around all the time!
I do have a favorite, however. My parents had a very vibrant lilac bush in our backyard. In the summer time, my mom would pick these purple beauties every morning and put them in a vase. The smell lingered and danced around the whole house. It was such a nice "good morning and make it a great day" kind of thing my mom would do for us. I now enjoy when Melissa does the same for us with her flower and plant arrangements. It's so cheery and thoughtful!