Definitions: (1) a state or time of most beauty, freshness, or health <as in youth or a flower>; (2) outward evidence of vitality or healthy vigor <a rosy appearance>; (3) enriching one’s life; growing; (4) shining out; glowing

Synonyms: beautiful, blossoming, fair, flourishing, youthful

• Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. — Rumi (1207–1273) Persian Sufi poet
• The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition. — Honore de Balzac (1799–1850) French literary artist
• If beautiful lilies bloom in ugly waters, you too can blossom in ugly situations. — Matshona Dhliwayo (1982-) Zimbabwean-Canadian philosopher