Mamakatslosinit put forth a writing prompt this week that asked the question “What type of flowers would be in a bouquet that describes you?”
Canturbury Bells – symbolize gratitude, and because I’m such a word girl, you will often find me being verbally thankful for just about any small kindness paid to me. I both need and freely give out words of affirmation.
Elderflower symbolizes compassion, and I am both very sensitive and very empathetic. I am easily moved both to tears and to action on behalf of others, and my heart is often broken for others’ pain because it hits that same place inside me that has hurt in a similar way.
Daisies – symbolize faith and patience. I do have a strong faith, and I have developed a lot of patience since becoming a mother.
Plumeria – signifies new beginnings. I am beginning a new chapter in my life, and I’m grateful and excited about it far more than I am afraid.
Snowdrops – stand for consolation and hope, and I try as often as I can to give those to others.
My favorite flowers are gerbera daisies and lavender, peach, and white roses. I used to prefer the white and yellow kind of daisy, but over time have come to love the variety of color the gerbera daisies have. A bouquet of one color or a rainbow of them, doesn’t matter. They just make me happy. And I was a teenager when I discovered the color variety in roses, and have preferred the non traditional colors over pink or red. Roses are strong and delicate at the same time, and I guess I’m not surprised I like them so much. You probably aren’t either. (That transparency thing gets me every time, doesn’t it?)
If you want to do this same descriptive bouquet prompt, the chart I took the flower meanings from is here. And the linkup at MamaKat’s for this prompt is here if you want to share your post with a wider audience.
Please tell me what your favorite flowers are in the comments!