The Meaning of Rose Colours

Array of Coloured Roses

Array of Coloured Roses

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If you enjoy giving and receiving roses to your loved ones but do not understand what the meaning of the colours are; take a look at the chart below and have fun giving the appropriate coloured roses next time.

Different Coloured Roses Chart:

The meaning of rose colours

The meaning of rose colours

Representation of the Rose Colours:

Red: Love, Beauty, Courage and Respect

White: Purity, Innocence, Youthfulness

Pink: Appreciation, Grace, Perfect Happiness

Light Pink: Admiration, Sympathy, Sweetness

Yellow: Joy, Friendship, Welcome Back

Yellow and Red Tip: Falling in Love

Orange: Desire, Enthusiasm, Fascination 

Red and White: Given together, these signify unity

Peach: Appreciation, Gratitude

Pale Peach: Modesty

Coral: Desire

Lavender: Love at first Sight, Enchantment 

Blue: The unattainable, The impossible

Red Rosebud: Symbolic of Purity and Loveliness 

White Rosebud: Symbolic of Girlhood

Next time you give a bunch of roses, think carefully about the message you are sending.

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The number of Roses you give is also significant:

Single bloom red Rose Love at first sight or I still love you
Single Rose, any color Gratitude or simplicity
2 Roses – Mutual feelings
3 Roses – I love you
7 Roses – I’m infatuated with you
9 Roses – We’ll be together forever
10 Roses – You are perfect
11 Roses – You are my treasured one
12 Roses – Be mine
13 Roses – Friends forever
15 Roses – Im truly sorry
20 Roses – Im truly sincere towards you
21 Roses – Im dedicated to you
24 Roses – Forever yours
25 Roses – Congratulations
36 Roses – My heart will always be with you
40 Roses – My Love is Genuine
50 Roses – Unconditional love
99 Roses – I will love you all the days of my life
100 Roses – I am Totally Devoted to You
101 Roses – You are My One and Only
108 Roses – Will you marry me?
999 Roses – I love you till the end of time

Number of Roses Chart from www.bloom.com

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Forgiving Others

“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naïve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.”- Thomas Szasz

Forgiveness is a state of mind which allows us to live in peace with whatever terrible affliction has been caused to us. Forgiveness allows us to be understanding and move on from the dark state we had previously been suspended in. However forgiving does not mean we forget what happened to us.

Forgive and Forget?

Sometimes when a tragedy has befallen us or an injustice, we can find ourselves stuck in a rut, unable to move on with our life. We can stay in limbo for a long time, unable to forgive or forget.

However, research shows that the effects of holding a grudge can be detrimental to your health, both mentally and physically. This is because when we become mentally weakened, this manifests itself on our physical well-being. When we are mentally at peace, our bodies, as a result, are healthier and stronger.

The benefits of forgiveness are wonderful. Once you are able to see the situation from a different standpoint, you can feel stronger and believe in yourself that you are a survivor. It all begins with forgiving yourself first.

To achieve a step forward and let go of your grudges try the following:

  • Ask yourself what you want to achieve by holding onto the grudge and imagine the long term effects of taking revenge.
  • Think of letting the anger go in another type of format, such as a power walk or punching a pillow.
  • Try to put yourself in the other person’s shoes and tell yourself how sad it is that this ungrateful person cannot appreciate the wonders of life. Instead he/she is out violating the code of conduct. If they carry on like this, of course they will receive a lesson in life. By that time, hopefully you won’t care less.

Forgiveness is something for you to ease your own feelings. It does not necessarily mean that the other person has got away with what they did to you. That person is learning life lessons of their own.

It may look to you as if they are living their life carelessly and no punishment has been dished out to them. However, what you cannot see is possibly the internal regrets they have and the hurt they are probably going through due to something else. People who are calm and at peace with themselves do not hurt others on purpose.

When others hurt you, they usually do it unintentionally or they are not at peace with themselves internally (tortured souls as you can refer to them). When we are in harmony with the world around us, we try not to hurt anyone.

If someone has really hurt you, the best revenge is to get on with your life as if you are unaffected by what happened. This is your life and you make it what it is so choose to make it a good one.

Once you learn to forgive, you ease your own burden. Allow an adequate amount of time to pass and for your natural emotions to settle down before attempting to forgive. The more forgiving you become, the more peaceful you become.

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The 5 love languages by Dr Gary Chapman

“The Five Love Languages” is research carried out by Dr. Gary Chapman in the field of maintaining successful relationships. Dr. Chapman argues the importance of understanding the type of love personality you possess as well as your partner’s so that you can have a successful relationship by communicating with each other in your desired love language.

Each couple has differing ways of expressing and receiving love.

1. Words of affirmation:

Words mean the world to this type of person. The more they hear “I love you,” with compliments, the happier they get and you are most likely to get a better response from them.

Insulting these individuals is the worst type of way of hurting them.

2. Quality Time:

This personality needs to be given undivided attention.  Eye contact is important. Listen carefully to the needs of your partner without trying to do other activities simultaneously.

These types of personalities feel neglected if they do not receive your full attention.

3. Receiving Gifts:

The best way to speak the language of love to this individual is to give a gift and s/he will feel appreciated and as a result because this person feels such happiness, they will respond to your needs as well.

Gifts do not have to have a monetary value. It is the thought behind it that makes this individual feel happy. The idea that their partner was thinking of them as they bought or made the gift is the most important aspect. The more the thought has gone into the gift idea i.e: tailor-made, the happier your partner will be.

When these personalities do not receive a gift – they feel unappreciated.

4. Acts of Service:

This type of person appreciates it when you help out with chores etc. Work which needs to be done is your way of saying I love you and is stating that I am here to help you in whatever you need doing, even if it is as tedious as sweeping the floor.

This is not to say that you become the servant to your partner. It is simply a way of telling your partner that you love them and are willing to do things you do not particularly enjoy in order to keep them happy.

5. Physical Touch:

This person needs to be touched as much as possible. This does not mean hugs and kisses all the time. Just a simple gesture such as holding hands or sitting closely can make all the difference to this person feeling accepted by their partner. Hugs, touching and caressing are important in showing affection and love. Physical closeness helps to relax them and feel loved.

Pulling away physically is a sign you no longer care.

Try to understand your own as well as your partner’s love language.

Understanding your partner’s love language helps you to connect with each other at a personal level. It involves putting the needs of your partner at the same level as your own.

However, it is also very important to define your own language of love. Understand yourself better by learning about what your requirements are in love.

To find out your own personal love language – take the test at:

www.5lovelanguages.com

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