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.
I love that word. It must come from the original form of uber, in which case you could say that you had the überly good fortune of finding an uber ride home! Haha.
Once again, a great word! 🙂 People need to slow down and notice the treasures around them 🙂
The Multicolored Diary
I couldn’t agree more. 🙂
Another great word, Deborah. I want to go through and write them all down and start using them. I don’t know what it is about these words. They are all ones that need to be part of my vocabulary because they represent things that are important to me in my life.
I have really enjoyed this Manifesto. Maybe it’s because I relate to you so much. 🙂
LOL – I have no trouble recognizing a kindred either Mary. Here’s to flinging these words far and wide!
Hi Deborah – this is rather a good word as Spring takes hold … Uberty for plentiful … from ancient times … Cheers Hilary
Yes isn’t it though Hilary? I LOVE Spring and all its abundant magic.
It is a lovely word, you’re right. And the quote says it well — what we enjoy not what we have.
I enjoy looking out the window and getting inspired, a good book, great company. So, I’m good.
Wonderful post and very cool U word.
Sounds like you’ve got it covered very well indeed Silvia.
Great word, spring is the season for abundance and the appreciation of!
Happy A to Z ing – I’m happy it’s almost over, but I’ll be sad to see April go too!
Spring has the abundance thing going on in spades for sure! And I totally agree – having the challenge end is a mixed bag because we’ll be saying goodbye to April as well. Pretty amazing.
Uberty: it has a lovely ring and I can see how it means extra abundance – uber wonderful! I’d never heard the word, so am now uber pleased thank you Deborah 🙂
It does have a lovely ring doesn’t it?!