Posts Tagged ‘rose’

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you, and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. Burglar
  2. Random
  3. Patrol
  4. District
  5. Rose
  6. Irn Bru
  7. Heater
  8. Book
  9. Shopping
  10. Punctuation

wordsSo how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Police
  2. Sweets
  3. Snow
  4. Area
  5. Red
  6. Original
  7. Winter
  8. Kindle
  9. Amazon
  10. Check

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you, and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. Mug
  2. Hospital
  3. School
  4. Music
  5. Rose
  6. Paper
  7. Milk
  8. Jump
  9. Smart
  10. Bagwords

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Coffee
  2. Sick
  3. Exam
  4. Emotion
  5. Love
  6. Book
  7. Shake
  8. Blue
  9. Watch
  10. Laptop

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. wordsThorn
  2. Cancellation
  3. Planet
  4. Smell
  5. Clock
  6. Dig
  7. Frame
  8. Speaker
  9. Wheelchair
  10. Earring

 

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Rose
  2. Lose
  3. Solar system
  4. Gas
  5. Tick tock
  6. Gardening
  7. Photo
  8. Loud
  9. Paralympics
  10. Gold

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

Roses and Thorns

Posted: July 26, 2010 in life
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Some people don’t like roses because they find the thorns a nuisance because they are sharp and get in the way when you try to handle them. To me these folk are just not looking past the jagged/rough edges, so are failing to see and appreciate the beauty of a rose in full bloom.    Roses can be compared in many ways to people: 

  • we’re all different
  • we come in different shades/colours
  • we each have our rough edges or thorns
  • however we each are beautiful in our own way

With roses it’s usually quite easy to see past the thorns quite easily. However with people it can often be very difficult to see the beauty in some, as on the surface they appear to have nothing but flaws/faults/rough edges. However everyone has good or beauty within them, we just may need to dig deeper into some than others to find that good/beautiful part of them, but it is there! The following fits in with my thoughts perfectly. I hope you enjoy it. 

Of Roses and Thorns by Haley L Carson

A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully, and before it blossomed, he examined it. He saw the bud that would soon blossom and also the thorns. And he thought, “How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns?” Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and before it was ready to bloom, it died.  

So it is with many people. Within every soul there is a rose. The God-like qualities planted in us at birth grow amid the thorns of our faults. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns, the defects. We despair, thinking that nothing good can possibly come from us. We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually it dies. We never realize our potential.  

Some people do not see the rose within themselves; someone else must show it to them. One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to be able to reach past the thorns and find the rose within others.  

This is the characteristic of love, to look at a person, and knowing their faults, recognize the nobility in their soul, and help them realize they can overcome the faults. If we show them the rose, they will conquer the thorns. Then will they blossom, blooming forth thirty, sixty, a hundred-fold as it is given to them.  

Our duty in this world is to help others by showing them their roses and not their thorns. Only then can we achieve the love we should feel for each other; only then can we bloom in our own garden.