Where there is a palm tree, happiness isn't too far away...seeing as the climate they most often flourish in, are favorites of the human species =)
"Palm tree symbols include peace and opportunity. In many historical cultures, palms were also symbols for such victory and fertility. Today, palms remain a popular symbol for the tropics and vacations. Many common products and foods are derived from palms, and palms are also widely used in landscaping for their exotic appearance making them one of the most economically important plants. Most palms are distinguished by their large, compound, evergreen leaves arranged at the top of an un branched stem."
"The palm branch was a symbol of triumph and victory in pre-Christian times. The Romans rewarded champions of the games and celebrated military successes with palm branches. Early Christians used the palm branch to symbolize the victory of the faithful over enemies of the soul, as in the Palm Sunday festival celebrating the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. In Judaism, the palm represents peace and plenty, and is one of the Four Species of Sukkot; the palm may also symbolize the Tree of life in Kabbalah. Today, the palm, especially the Coconut, remains a symbol of the stereotypical tropical island paradise. Palms appear on the flags and seals of several places where they are native, including those of Haiti, Guam, Florida and South Carolina."