The Hesitant Flower
8th September 2016
A Story about the importance of communicating feelings
Imran Iris was crazy about Leenah Lily, but he was afraid to tell her how he felt. Was Imran doomed to be alone forever?
“Leenah is so beautiful,” Imran said to himself. “I want to spend more time with her. She’s brilliantly orange in color, and she’s so thoughtful. Too bad she is close to Toheeb.”
Imran often saw Leenah Lily during the spring. He closed up emotionally when he was near her and resorted to the usual pleasantries before moving on with his day. Later, Imran’s frustration would set in because he hadn’t shared his feelings.
Meanwhile, Leenah spent time with her classmate, Toheeb Tulip. Even though she sometimes disagreed with Toheeb, Leenah liked the way he said what was on his mind. Still, she didn’t have any feelings for Toheeb. Leenah wondered if she’d ever find another flower that saw something special in her and wanted her as a partner.
One day, a gust of wind blew and when Leenah looked up, she saw Imran Iris there beside her.
“Hi, Leenah. How are you?”
“I am practically getting scattered to the wind! But, it’s good to see you!” Leenah wrapped her long, thin leaves around her lower stem for support against the gusty breeze.
Imran took a deep breath. Hesitantly, Imran replied, “I am okay, but I would be happier if you would be my special flower. I think about you all the time and I want to get to know you better.”
Leenah’s petals opened wide. She felt happy.
“That is wonderful,” she exclaimed. “I’ve been thinking the same thing about you!”
Imran rejoiced and from that day forward, he and Leenah spent their days together, enjoying each other’s company.
Sharing your feelings can be pretty scary. You may be afraid that the person you’re interested in doesn’t share the same feelings. However, if you avoid sharing how you feel, you may be passing up the opportunity for a great relationship.