Here we are rolling through the final week of the A-to-Z blogging challenge, and today we’re making a U-turn heading us into the land of U. I’m creating a manifesto of things I believe and that delight me, based on unusual words. Today let me introduce you to uberty.
Uberty is not as some might think, the culture of taxi alternatives. Rather uberty, another archaic word, means “abundance, fruitfulness, copiousness, plenty.”
Isn’t that a lovely word?
I think about abundance a great deal. We all have our own ideas of what constitutes it, and everyone feels differently about their relationship with it – often swaying wildly on their perceived continuum from moment to moment.
But I think the ancient philosopher Epicurus had it pegged perfectly:
“Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”
I think that’s a wonderful way to think about it
The older I become the more I embrace the idea of only treasures. I only want treasures in my life. And that most certainly would be the epitome of abundance.
I look around and see uberty in the Springtime world all around me – the tulip magnolia tree bursting with blooms, the mounds of gorgeous wild violets, the trees budding their leaves in that indescribably beautiful light-filled green that is the hallmark of this time of year.
I have an uberty of love and good friends in my life; an abundance of projects I’m working on that delight me endlessly; a profusion of books to read and ideas to muse on; a bounty of treasures and all manner of joyance.
I know for sure that I live in an abundant world. I am grateful for all the demonstrations of uberty that surround me, and I wish that for everyone else as well.
What about you? What is it you’re enjoying? How are you feeling abundant? Do tell – you know I love to hear.