"U" is for Understanding.
First thing... let's see what Miriam-Webster has to say about my chosen "U" word.
noun 1 :a small grasp :comprehension
2 a :the power of comprehending; especially :the capacity to apprehend general relations of particular
adjective 1 archaeic :knowing, intelligent
2 :endowed with understanding :tolerant, sympathetic <an understanding supervisor>
transitive verb a : to grasp the meaning of <understanding Russian>
b :to grasp the reasonableness of <his behavior is hard to understand>
I know, a little overkill. As I've said before... bare with me. lol.
When I hear this word, I also hear serenity, calmness and in some instances faith.
There is some sense of serenity when it comes to understanding. Think about it, once you truly understand something which you have battled to comprehend don't you start to calm down? Not to imply that you completely just lost it and threw a temper tantrum... but you do get a little agitated by comparison.
Therefore coming to an understanding with yourself, understanding a task or a concept that was once difficult to do so, brings on serenity itself.
Furthermore, when an obstacle presents itself in your life, one that has you scratching your head... and when you finally come to the understanding that you must let go, let God... that faith there is what helped me to come to that initial understanding.
I realize now there were times in my life that a little understanding would have gone a long way, and what a difference that would have made in my life too!
Yet, another example of further understanding of the "understanding" process as yet another sign of aging! LOL!
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
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... for a, l & c. You are my sunshine(s).
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