Tuesday, July 29, 2014
How Friends are Similar to a Bouquet of Flowers
A beautiful bouquet of flowers is a magnificent gift to receive as it contains a gorgeous medley of intertwined fragrances emitted from the beautifully chosen flowers carefully picked and arranged to create an eye-catching display of complimentary colors! The various sizes and shapes of the lovely blooms enhance the allure of the bouquet attracting individuals to it and causing them to admire the beauty resulting from this eclectic gathering which somehow creates a magnificent masterpiece of natural beauty when completed.
How we choose those individuals that become our close friends and confidantes is very similar in the way each flower is carefully chosen to complete an amazing arrangement. Each person we meet has their own unique aspects that make them beautiful and allow them to stand out from the crowd. Like flowers, human beings are shaped differently, come in a plethora of hues, and yet when joined together combine to form a beautiful circle of friendship despite their differences. Much like flowers, we as individuals possess characteristics that mesh beautifully when combined with the right elements found in others.
The rose for example is regal and resplendent is beauty. This flower stands out first and foremost when most people view a bouquet. Likewise each compilation of friends has someone with the ability to light up a room as they enter, causing all eyes to focus on them. This person is usually seen as a leader, someone who includes everyone in their altruistic acts of kindness. Other individuals are immediately drawn to this person much like they are drawn to the beauty of a vibrant rose.
Then there are those friends in your circle that are always looking on the positive side of life. They spread cheer and happiness in their wake. Everyone gravitates towards these types of individuals because they are like bottled sunshine! These individuals emulate the cheerful daisies or sunflowers found in a bouquet of flowers. They exist to bring happiness and hope to others, and their smiling countenance is infectious!
The exotic, vibrant colors of lilies elicits admiration from viewers, yet these flowers tend to curl their petals as if shying away from the limelight. Each group of friends includes members that need to be coaxed from their shells in order to be shown their full potential. These beautiful individuals don't realize how gorgeous they are or flaunt their accomplishments, they prefer to applaud the successes of others around them which makes them inadvertently even more amazing in their friends' eyes.
There is the unassuming filler flowers that are used to add volume and dimension to the bouquet to round it out and add small bursts of color where needed. These filler flowers are just as important to the bouquet as the mighty rose. In the circle of close knit friends these are the individuals who are always ready to help out when called upon and never turn a friend in need away. Their role in the friendship circle is paramount in keeping the peace among the various personalities. They are intrinsically important as the glue that hold the circle together. Without them there would be no cohesiveness.
So think of your circle of friends are a beautiful blooming bouquet next time you get together with your friends. See if you can identify which type of flower each unique personality represents! Remember, we each have a wealthy of talents to share with one another and that when all of these unique characteristics are combined, we form one magnificent bouquet of friends!