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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Meaning of Red Roses

Ladies love to receive red roses from someone special. Usually it is the gentlemen who give and the ladies who receive. I wonder if anyone would like to change this rule?

Today is ABC Wednesday!
R is for .....

Rosebuds symbolises beauty, youth and a heart innocent of love. The message is, "You are young and beautiful, pure and lovely".

Roses symbolize sincere love, respect, courage and passion.

A single rose in full bloom signifies simplicity, the message is "I Love You!"

Rose leaves are symbols of hope.

So guys, there is no need to burn a hole in your pocket for 365 or 1,999 roses for that special occassion. One single Rose is enough to say the magic words. It is the thought that counts.

When I Read my first Romance novel, I was so impressed I made a vow that I will marry the first guy who gave me a Red Rose. Luckily that Reliable guy was my hubby! I kept a piece of the dried leaf from that stalk, tucked among the Rough, dogeared pages of my favourite old English dictionary. This year will be our 23 years together as husband and wife. As for the Rose Requirement for special occassions, I have already waived that long ago because, upon my own Realisation and in Reality now, I understand what is the Real meaning of true love, saving money, Responsibility and caring for the family and friends who will always Rise to the occassion in my greatest moment of need. Even during my times of Rest and Relaxation, I do Recall that my biggest Reward shall be the Rich blessings of joyful moments we Reap as we Ride this Real journey of life together, Round after Round.

Do you remember your first Red Rose/Roses?
Did that memory last a lifetime?
Will a plastic Rose be just as good?

P/S: The above picture was taken at Cameron Highlands by my daughter, Kristin.

ABC Wednesday, Round 7 hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and the ABC Team of Denise, Roger, Jay, Troy, Barb, Gattina, Sylvia, Annelie, Linda and Helen. To participate and view what others have in mind, please log on to this site.


  1. Such a beautiful post, lovely words, gorgeous roses! Perfect! Enjoy your week!


  2. I love Roses and their fragrance. A single rose seems so special. Congratulations on the anniversary. I guess the roses worked very well. (:0)

  3. A lovely post for R day!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    Happy ABC Wednesday****

  4. ssomeone can send me roses anytime...

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. Such words of wisdom on the true meaning of love! And what a sweet idea to keep a piece of that first rose in your dictionary. :D

  6. Oh, yes .. you are so right. The true meaning of love is being there for someone through thick and thin. You are lucky to have found that special person, and he is lucky to have found you!

    My very first red rose was given to me by my five year old son. It was made of fabric and plastic and yes, for me it was as good as the real thing. It made me cry, because he had thought of it all by himself and spent his pocket money to tell me how much he loved me.

    On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

  7. informative...wish guys would read this too

  8. i love roses and the fragrance.

  9. Stop and smell the roses but be careful of the thorns!

  10. Sorry, just wonder how old is your daughter Krsitin, she took very vibrant and nice picture! She is a professional photographer?!

    Hi~! Thanks for dropping by My Little Sprouts and leaving my girl just sweet compliments, glad to know you!

    Please have a nice day!
    p/s: I love roses, not its beautiful flower though... I got to know that Strawberry and apples are from rose family too (from my kids' book)!^-^

  11. Kristin is a young adult now. She is a photography enthusiast and uses the Nikon D5000 DSLR. To visit her blog, please click on her name. Thank you very much for the sweet comments.


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