This Word Means So Much To Me...
Saturday, January 05, 2013
... The quality or condition of one who understands; comprehension.
... Individual or specified judgment or outlook; opinion
... A reconciliation of differences; a state of agreement
... A disposition to appreciate or share the feelings and thoughts of others; sympathy
... Compassionate; sympathetic
I suppose this word, like yesterdays word, is another word I have really learned to deal with more since my sobriety. I've always been one who wishes others would at least TRY to understand me. But lately I have learned its also very important for me to understand others as well. It's an unselfish act that I need to work on every day. I also need to remember, I'm not always going to completely understand....but I have to at least try. Understanding takes a lot of work. It's truly an unselfish act which takes time and compassion! To hear someone say to me, "I understand" is as rewarding to me as hearing them say, "I love you". Understanding is SO important to me...why...maybe because I don't quite understand myself just yet and to hear that others do, well, maybe that brings me closer to knowing just who I really am.