If I Was a Flower…

If I was a flower… What kind of flower would I be? A daisy, I think. Yes, a daisy.
Why?
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.
Now. Keep scrolling if you want to see one interesting look for Spring. It is after all a fashion blog!
Acknowledgements
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 ViolaIf I was a flower_MG_9688This is how I will be wearing my floral print dress this season… As soon as it gets a little bit warmer.
If I was a Flower May 8th 2018 Shoot_MG_9682
Denim Jacket – H&M / Dress – Era Vintage Wear / Crop Jeans – Citizens of Humanity / Bag – M0851 / Earrings – Private collection of Elena B. / Shoes – Kelsi Dagger
Texte en Français
Si j’étais une fleur… Quel type de fleur serais-je? Une marguerite, je pense. Oui, une marguerite.
Pourquoi?
Les marguerites sont considérées communes. Elles ne sont pas perçues comme extraordinairement belles, bien qu’elles aient certainement la capacité de l’être. Elles sont un peu pris pour acquis, d’une certaine façon.
Cependant, la puissance et la beauté sereine de la marguerite est seulement atténuée dans cette perspective extérieure. La marguerite elle-même n’est pas affectée par le jugement de la société. La marguerite est forte, et la force signifie que vous pouvez prendre soin des gens que vous aimez.
Mon fils et ma belle-fille sont les magnifiques orchidées de ma marguerite. Comme l’orchidée, leur beauté est très facile à voir. Ils sont aussi fragiles comme l’orchidée, étant nés avec un TDAH et une grande sensibilité aux facteurs de stress de l’environnement.
Ces enfants qui grandissent malgré les situations difficiles ont le potentiel de se transformer en quelque chose d’incroyable. S’ils sont protégés pendant leur croissance, ils ont la capacité de devenir beaucoup plus résistants et puissants que la moyenne des gens.
Il n’est pas surprenant que les enfants plus impulsifs et sensibles à leur environnement soient décrits comme des «enfants d’orchidées» dans la société (je ne peux donc pas prendre le crédit de l’association touchante mentionnée plus tôt!). Les orchidées ont tendance à se faner si elles ne sont pas protégées des conditions difficiles. Cependant, avec les soins et l’attention appropriés cette fleur devient un chef-d’œuvre de la nature connu et aimé dans le monde entier.
La science aussi soutient ce que nous savons instinctivement. De nombreuses études ont montré que la susceptibilité à l’environnement est en fait un potentiel caché – un potentiel de connexion plus profonde avec les gens et les choses autour de nous. Les enfants orchidées ont la capacité de devenir plus engagés, et c’est le travail des marguerites de faire en sorte que cela se produise. Notre force se transfère très bien à ces jeunes, et ils le rendent au monde d’une manière que nous n’aurions jamais pu le faire.
Si vous êtes une marguerite, ne vous inquiétez pas! Trouvez une personne orchidée sur laquelle veiller. Regardez votre beauté s’épanouir à travers elle et réjouissez vous de savoir que cela vient en partie de vous.
Remerciements
Je tiens à remercier Cathi de Over The Hill On The Yellow Brick Road pour m’avoir inspiré ce texte. En effet, l’une des questions qu’elle m’a posées lors de ma nomination pour le Sunshine Blogger Award était: Si vous pouviez être une fleur ou un arbre, quel type seriez-vous? J’ai su immédiatement quelle serait ma réponse. S’il vous plaît, allez visiter son blogue. Vous ne le regretterez pas.
Stay strong, stay stylish! – Soyez forte, soyez stylée!
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85 Comments

    1. Awww Thanks Darren. Exotic? Probably to you because I speak French! I like it. Yes, I knew you would appreciate this post as you were obviously an Orchid child yourself. Despite everything you have been through you are now blooming. It makes me very happy to see you becoming the man you are meant to be. 😍 Stay strong my friend. Much love.

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  1. Tellement beau, tellement vrai, c’est une ode à l’enfance que tu a écrit là; et plus particulièrement à nos enfants. Merci Dominique.

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    1. I thought about that one too. Very strong, resilient and quite special indeed. It’s the only plant that can grant a wish to someone else! In my book that’s pretty cool. 😍

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  2. Really heartfelt post. I love Daisies too, I have a great big one on the bonnet of my Beetle. I grew to love them after the quote from the film ‘youve got mail’ where Meg Ryan says “Dont you think Dasies are just the friendliest flowers!” Thinking of you as you continue each day being the Daisy to you orchids.

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  3. This dress is gorgeous, what a beautiful photo. I just called my daughter in to show her. My daughter is online at the moment looking for summer floral dresses for work and she just saw this photo of you and loves it as well. Flowers always put a smile on my face. There should always be flowers out in the world on everything.

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    1. I totally agree with you! And thank you so much for this lovely comment. The dress is vintage from my friend at ERA VINTAGE WEAR. Tell your daughter to have a look at her online shop. It’s worth it. 😍

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  4. The daisy and its cousin, the black-eyed-susan are two of my favorite flowers. They thrive in the harshest of conditions and return year after year without fail. I had no idea your kids had ADHD. I’m sure they are amazing kids. My husband Bill does some substitute teaching and is often paired with ADHD kids. The teacher calls him the “ADHD whisperer.” The stories he tells about their potential and the difficulties they face are truly fascinating. I can’t even imagine how much they struggle in the confines of the typical educational system. All I can envision is how much they will blossom once they are unfettered. They will truly grow into beautiful flowers with the strong roots you have given them. ❤️💕❤️💕❤️

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    1. What a kind and lovely comment. Thank you Linda. Bill is right about the potential and difficulties they face. My hubby also had to face many difficulties at school until he found research, which got his full attention. He is now an international well known researcher. That’s a positive example I think. xoxo

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    2. It’s a pity. I was hoping he could explain why the color red becomes more vivid to me when I have a migraine. My migraine specialist had never heard of such a response. Leave it to me to be weird…errrr I mean unique! Haha!

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  5. It is fun to imagine people as flowers. I often ask people what their favorite is and plant it in my garden–
    I love flowers on cloth, too. I wear the colorful things anytime in the year when I need a lift. Or I just BUY some flowers for my window!

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    1. What a nice idea to plan flowers in your garden that remind you of people. I might start doing that as well. I read somewhere that flowers are the daily bread of the eyes! Thanks so much Kris for this lovely comment. Hope you are doing well and your sky is bright blue. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Tashnee! I really like that dress too. It’s the kind of piece you put on and you instantly feel good. Don’t know if it’s the floral print, the cut of the dress or a mix of both… But it works! Have a lovely day my friend.

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    1. Aww… So sweet! Apparently the daisy is a very complexe flower according to Darren. Not as “common” as people may think. I rather be a complexe person than just pretty. Pretty is general and general is easily forgotten.

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    1. Thank you! Just visited your blog and I must say I like what I saw. Yay! Another fashionista that transforms her clothes instead of buying new stuff all the time. You got my follow.

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  6. A beautiful and heartfelt post, Dominique! You’ve quite opened my eyes because I realize that I’m an orchid child, well adult by now 😉, myself!! Which might explain why the daisy truly is one of my very favourite flowers!!! And your dress looks fabulous – so bright and colourful just like spring itself! 😊😍💕

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    1. I like tulips too! To me, they are very much like a Daisy. Pretty, yet simple and humble… And they can be wild as well. Thanks for your lovely comment. Have a great day!

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  7. Thank you so much for the kind “shout out” to my blog. And…what a lovely concept, when you wrote: “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.” When I have trouble letting go of my own, young adult children and sharing them with other families as they branch out into new relationships, I will remember your words about the daisy and the orchid.

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    1. What a touching comment Cathi. Mentioning you and your blog was the least I could do as you were the one who inspired me this blog post. Thanks a million for taking the time to write me such a heartfelt comment. Much love to you my friend.

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