If I was a flower… What kind of flower would I be? A daisy, I think. Yes, a daisy.
Daisies are considered common. They are not talked about as extraordinarily beautiful, although they definitely have the capacity to be described as such. They are almost taken for granted, in a sense.
However, the power and quiet beauty of the daisy is only muted in this outside perspective. The daisy itself stands completely unaffected by society’s judgment of it. The daisy is strong, and strength means that you can take care of the people you love.
My beautiful son and stepdaughter are the orchids to my daisy. Like the orchid, their beauty is very easy to see. They are also both very fragile like the orchid, having been born with ADHD and sensitivity to stressors in the environment.
Children who are nurtured through challenging situations have the potential to turn into something incredible. If they are protected during their growth, they have the ability to become much more resilient and powerful than the average person.
It is perhaps no surprise that children who are more impulsive and susceptible to their environments are known as “orchid children” in wider society (so I can’t take credit for the poignant association earlier!). Orchids tend to fade if they are not protected through harsh conditions. However, the proper care and attention creates a masterpiece of a flower that is known and beloved the world over.
Science supports what we instinctively know as well. Many studies have shown that environmental susceptibility is actually just hidden potential – potential to connect more deeply with the people and things around you. Orchid children have the ability to become more engaged, and it is the job of us daisies to make it happen. Our quiet strength transfers very well into these young sponges, and they give it back to the world in a way that we never could.
If you are a daisy, don’t fret! Find an orchid to nurture. Watch your beauty flourish in the world through them and revel in the knowledge that it came partly from you.
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I want to thank Cathi at Over The Hill On The Yellow Brick Road for inspiring me this blog post as one of the questions she asked when nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award was If you could be a flower or a tree, what kind would you be? I knew immediately what my answer would be. Please, give her a visit. You won’t regret it.
Photo of 3C Style by Marie-Claude ViolaThis is how I will be wearing my floral print dress this season… As soon as it gets a little bit warmer.
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