Thoughts on Sunflowers & Roses

I love roses and I love sunflowers.
Roses smell nice and are pretty.
However sunflowers never fail to make me happy.
Sunflowers brighten my day.

I am rose.
I am sunflower.
No,I am mixture of flowers that make up the bouquet that is me.
I am a garden.
The secret garden.
Rarely do people get to see all the flowers I am made of.

I am beautiful even when I doubt myself
But I don’t fool myself into forgetting that I have thorns.
I am beautiful but I can prickly.
I am beautiful but I can hurt…
Even if it’s unintentionally.

Everybody wants to be a rose.
Beautiful and pretty.
Because usually everyone is drawn to a rose before any other flower.
Take note when I say usually because the truth is the first flower I am drawn to is a sunflower.

A sunflower represents happiness.
A sunflower brightens up my garden and my day.
A sunflower thrives under the sun.
However a sunflower is also not afraid to lean on another.
When the sun doesn’t shine,sunflowers will turn to each other.

A sunflower is a metaphor.
You can be happiness and brighten others days
However you can depend on others to brighten up your day as well.
Nothing shines the whole year through.

Sometimes you will continue looking at the spot where sunflowers once bloomed and wonder when they will start blooming again.
That,I believe,is a metaphor for looking for happiness in the same spot.
But one day something catches your eye around the corner of the sunflowers old spot and you go look.
You’ll find a whole new sunflower plant has grown under your nose while you were looking in the old spot.
That is to say,sometimes happiness isn’t always to be found in the same spot.

Roses are nice and admirable.
However don’t just be pretty and prickly.
Rather try being a sunflower.
Be positive and brighten someone else’s day.

You are a garden.
Don’t try and be only the flower people are first drawn to.
You are unique.
Thus don’t just show one flower of the millions of flowers that you are made of.



  1. Bloglifenstuff says:

    I’m a fern. You can easily overlook me. But if you do see me and interact, you’ll see I have personality and a certain awesomeness.

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    1. Hi 😊. All plants together make nature beautiful after all. I think you might enjoy my post on Dandelions coming in this week 😁.

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      1. Bloglifenstuff says:

        I enjoy all your posts Sam!

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      2. Welcome back 😁! I wasn’t sure at first but this reply confirmed. Hey John.

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      3. Bloglifenstuff says:

        Don’t sound so disappointed!

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      4. 😂Disappointed would sound a lot different. It’s been too quiet without you around and I knew the blogging bug would eventually bite you again 😊.

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      5. Bloglifenstuff says:

        I missed you. Looked everything up to try to find you because your blog isn’t exactly easy to find… and I know you’re probably disgusted by what you saw but here I am. 😝

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      6. 😂My blog is growing slowly though so it’s becoming a bit easier to find.

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      7. Bloglifenstuff says:

        Well it should be growing a lot!

        Seriously though…. I know I’m a pain in the butt. If you want me to leave you alone tell me.

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      8. 😂Nah you’re still okay for the time being.

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      9. Bloglifenstuff says:


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      10. Where’s your blog John?

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      11. Bloglifenstuff says:

        It should be there. 🤷‍♂️

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      12. It’s not picking up for me though. Says author deleted site.

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      13. Bloglifenstuff says:



      14. Bloglifenstuff says:

        I’m trying to fix it get back here lol!

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      15. Why did you break it 😂?

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      16. Bloglifenstuff says:

        I’m just good like that lol!

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      17. 😂LOL. Well fix it.

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