Definitions: (1) increasing in wealth or honor; prosperous; (2) at the peak of development, activity, or influence; to be in one’s prime
     See also: Growing

Derivation: Latin, “flowering,” “to blossom” 

Synonyms: thriving, triumphant

• Virtue can only flourish among equals. — Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797) British writer & philosopher
• Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. — Virginia Satir (1916–1988) American author and psychotherapist