The lotus flower represents one symbol of fortune in Buddhism. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.
I was a flower who grew out of mud. Then I got pushed down further into the mud by someone I loved and trusted. Now I must be a lotus flower all over again, but stronger and grow higher. I will ever let anyone throw mud on me again.