Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Flower for a Jerk?

March 2:
Lately I've been losing sleep over the actions of a toxic person in my life. Finally I put my finger on how to describe him:

*bully: verb
1. use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.

I have all sorts of choice words I'd love to throw his way, but I've tried very hard to be patient and
disciplined in my responses to him. Hopefully, in time, I can help affect a change to happen, a change that will benefit many and eventually put the bully in his place.

In the meantime, I just read this book (The Language of Flowers: A Novel) for book group. I very much enjoyed reading and discussing it. It's about a young girl who grows up in the foster system feeling very unworthy of love. Somewhere along the way she has a foster parent who teaches her the meanings that different flowers can portray and she develops a love for flowers and their language. Eventually she ages out of the foster system and she is thrust into "real life" without any support or skills, other than her knowledge of flowers. It's a beautiful story of learning about who she is and what she can accomplish.

Now I just need to find a flower that means, "You're a *chauvinistic jerk-face bully," and give it to a certain someone.

*NOTE: Just to be clear, the aforementioned "chauvinistic jerk-face bully "is not related to me in any way.



annalisa said...

Hopefully the issue with the bully will be resolved soon.

I started reading that book and I really like it so far!

R said...

Hopefully someone other than you will take care of the bully. As for flowers for him: skunk cabbage or a man eating venus fly trap or very thorny rose stems with already dead black roses.

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