Welcome to Wednesday

Looks like I just missed morning.  Sure don’t understand how the time flies by so quickly.  I also don’t understand why the weather keeps feeling like Winter instead of Spring.  Maybe I need to do a little more research on the topic I chose for today . . .



To have understanding is to have the power of comprehension; the ability to achieve; to be able to have a grasp of the nature, significance, or explanation of something. To have deep understanding is to be able to put the pieces together and to use such understanding to do things,  solve problems, or create new ideas.

Understanding is  the knowledge that someone has about a particular subject or situation. Understanding is a tool and its purpose is to help people acquire new information and continually refine their viewpoints by recognizing connections. Understanding is a process; an ongoing \activity of acquiring, integrating and expressing knowledge according to a specific task or situation.


On a more personal note, understanding is to be sympathetically aware of other people’s feelings; tolerant and forgiving. To understand is to perceive the intended meaning of words or a speaker; or perceive the significance, explanation, or cause of something. To be an understanding person means you are compassionate; you have the ability to know how other people are feeling, and can forgive them if they do something wrong. It is a fundamental component in how we interact, form, and maintain positive relationships with others. Understanding is an essential human quality and is vital in developing and maintaining successful relationships. Understanding means the ability to systematically and carefully listen and respond in an appropriate manner in any situation, however difficult or challenging. 

Sarah Grocutt offers some suggestions on how to become a more understanding person:

  • Practice perspective-taking; or literally, put yourself in the other person’s shoes.
  • Don’t be too quick to make judgments.
  • Listen, then listen some more.
  • Ask genuine questions.
  • Understand yourself; examine your values and experiences.
  • Remember, we are not perfect, but that doesn’t mean you are not good enough.

Everybody is deserving of happiness.  Sometimes we need to be a little kinder to others as well as to ourselves.

Bringing It Home:

Through combined years of practice and experience the Team at Vandenack Weaver Truhlsen has the ability to provide quality service with understanding to our clients.  We know how to listen to our clients and look at the situation and circumstances from their perspective in order to formulate options and alternatives to assist in the attainment of their goals. Through mutual understanding we are able to build successful relationships. When you engage the Team of Vandenack Weaver Truhlsen your life will not be the same again.