As a child I was always inquisitive about things. I had to know the ins and outs of everything. It was hard for me to just accept things at face value. I’ll give my parents credit. They were very patient and tolerant with the variety of questions that I always asked.
A part of my childhood crept up on me suddenly the other day. While I was looking at an appointment book, my eyes were drawn to the categorical listings of the Birthstone and Flower designations for your month of birth. Again my inquiring mind just had to know who was behind saying that a certain birthstone and flower is relegated for your particular month of birth. I don’t know why I just became so fixated on this. Perhaps I was bored or feeling a little restless.
I was born in February. My birthstone is amethyst. According to this listing I’m supposed to represent sincerity. Now I’d like to think that I am a sincere person. I love the color purple and any derivative of it. No problem there. My birth flower is violet. That supposedly represents modesty. And this would probably be a valid rendering of a part of my personality. I have no problem with the violet, because it is in the purple family.
But what if I wanted to be another representation of another birthstone and flower? Am I just stuck with what someone deemed it to be? What about you? Does your birthstone and flower match up to who you really are?
In case you haven’t a clue of what your birthstone and flower is I have listed them for your convenience.
January Birthstone is Garnet for constancy; Flower is Carnation for friendship
February Birthstone is Amethyst for sincerity; Flower is Violet for modesty
March Birthstone is Bloodstone for courage; Flower is Jonquil for affection
April Birthstone is Diamond for innocence; Flower is Sweet Pea for love
May Birthstone is Emerald for happiness; Flower is Lily of the Valley for purity
June Birthstone is Pearl for purity; Flower is Rose for devotion
July Birthstone is Ruby for nobility; Flower is Larkspur for haughtiness
August Birthstone is Sardonyx for felicity; Flower is Gladiolus for preparedness
September Birthstone is Sapphire for wisdom; Flower is Aster for memories
October Birthstone is Opal for hope; Flower is Calendula for constancy
November Birthstone is Topaz for fidelity; Flower is Chrysanthemum for loveliness
December Birthstone is Turquoise for success; Flower is Narcissus for precious moments
Whew I feel better now, that I have emoted. If that is all that is wrong in my world, I guess I’m in pretty good shape. And besides I’ve come to a decision. If I want to change up from time to time, I will. What about you?
2010 Appointment Book, Bobley-Harmann Corporation, pg. 8