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Umbrella, Ella Ella...
Wow, right? Who's have realized there were so many "U" words? Some of these are definitely workable, like Rihanna’s “Umbrella” (Ella, Ella, lol). "When the sun shines, we'll shine together..."
Another “U” word that popped out at me was one that made me chuckle: unibrow. Oh, I think we all know what a unibrow is, don’t we? Wikipedia describes a unibrow as a “confluence of eyebrows,” …appearing to “converge to form one long eyebrow.” Luckily, this is not one of the unfortunate physical characteristics I was cursed with, but for those suffering from it, it is a relatively easy thing to contain with a pair of tweezers or some hot wax. Ouch!
When I first saw that one posted on FB, I immediately thought of the Austin Powers character that Frau Farbissina, who’d met her androgynous “Unibrow” lover at the LPGA Tour.
Ooh, and when I was looking for that picture, I found some other disturbing unibrows. On second thought,maybe it IS that bad, lol.
The one “U” word that came up the most times by far, in one form or another, was underwear. Yes, underwear is something that the great majority of us come in, um, contact with every single day. Underwear is such a vast topic in and of itself I could probably write a whole book on all of the varieties, uses and history of it.
Underwear is sexy
Underwear is warm
And some underwear is just plain fun!
Probably my favorite “U” word of the day is unique. One of my old pals Willie suggested this one, and added a later comment to the thread that said, “I feel we are all unique. Right?” That’s totally correct my friend, and unique is what makes all of us special in our own little ways. I’ve never been a fan of the cookie cutter/bandwagon type of ideal that many of us tend to be attracted to sometimes. I always try to do my own thing and I think that’s how we all should live our lives.
Though I’m not a believer in any specific religious doctrine, I do believe in a higher power and I do believe that each of us has been given our own little talents and idiosyncrasies that make up who we are, and who we are is beautiful.
Another friend of mine, Diane, suggested I write about the “U” word “uplifting,” because I “always seem to be.” I take that as a complement and a nod to my own uniqueness in the world. I’ve long-since recognized that one of my talents is the gift of lifting people up, and I always try to approach every interaction with the desire for the other person to walk away from it with a smile or even just a good feeling, and I get to do that every day in my classroom, through my writing, on Facebook and Twitter, and just about everywhere else.
So, embrace the things that make you unique, whether it’s in the way you dress, the way you interact with others, or the things you do in your daily life. “Unique” and “special” are synonymous, and we should all be celebrating the things that make us, us! Hey, another “U” word!
Special thanks to my friends Lori, Marianne, Crystal, Ted, Donald, Willie, Darlene, Lisa, Amy, Lisa, Jolie, Diane, Anna, Theresa, Lady Samantha, and my sister Ann Marie for giving me such wonderful “U” words.