V is for Vinegar and Versatile.

Vinegar is a liquid substance consisting mainly of acetic acid (CH3CO2H) and water, the acetic acid being produced through the fermentation of ethanol by acetic acid bacteria.[1] It is today mainly used in the kitchen as a general cooking ingredient, but historically, as the most easily available mild acid.

Vinegar is important as a preservative, because it reduces the thermal death time of microorganisms and either inhibits or kills microorganisms, depending on the concentration used.

Not only does vinegar have varied uses there is a variety of types such as balsaic, malt, honey,cane, beer, coconut, date, distilled, fruit etc.

Uses of Vinegar:
• White distilled vinegar is a popular household cleanser, effective for killing most mold, bacteria, and germs, due to its level of acidity. Cleaning with white distilled vinegar is a smart way to avoid using harsh chemicals. You’ll also be glad to know that it is environmentally friendly and very economical.
• Occasionally water plants with a mixture of two tablespoons vinegar to one quart of water; Azaleas love acidic soil.
• Kills grass on walks and driveways.
• Eliminate animal urine stains which I have used on many occasions.
• Deter ants, spray vinegar around doors and windows.
• Remove skunk odor from a dog.

If you want to check out a website that gives a large array of uses for vinegar; check this out!



Doing a quick study on Vinegar quickly tells us it is a versatile product.

There we go; Versatile/Verstility.

Versatility is a fabulous word actually; it can turn on a dime.

Versatile means:
• that you are good at, or familiar with many things.
• the ability of changing or fluctuating.
• is embracing a variety of subjects, fields, or skills; also: turning with ease from one thing to another.
• capable of turning forward or backward

Of course without complicating Versatility; may I say that Flexibility with Versatility is a happy twin.

Flexibility is your willingness to adapt. It’s your attitude.

Do you have a willingness to change?

Versatility is your ability to adapt. It’s your aptitude. People with adaptability are both flexible and versatile.
Of course, our level of adaptability can be stronger in some situations than others. For example, we tend to be more adaptable at work with people we know less, and less adaptable at home with people we know better.

It is humorous however that research shows that people view themselves as more flexible and versatile than they actually are. That’s because we all desire to be versatile, and we judge ourselves on how we intend to act as well as on how we do act. But unfortunately, our actions don’t always match our intentions.

Come on now; let’s admit it there is a gap between the ideal versus our actual level of adaptability. The reason for the gap is that it’s not easy.

There are attributes that help us to be more flexible. Your flexibility is characterized by confidence, tolerance, empathy, positiveness and respect for others.

I want to break out in song and sing you gotta believe in yourself.

And it goes without saying that there are qualities that help us to be more versatile. Your versatility is increased by resilience, vision, attentiveness, competence and self-correction.

I want to break out into song one more time and sing ‘Resilience’ gives us the elasticity to overcome setbacks, barriers in spite of our resources or lack thereof. You have spunk and emotional resilience.

One amazing Story!
In his book Who Cares? Rediscovering Community, author David Schwartz writes: “When my friend Gerald looked out his office window, he saw the woman about to jump off the bridge. She stood on the edge, wavering. Below her the Susquehanna River flowed rapidly around the bridge footings, carrying flood logs and debris over the dam and to the Chesapeake Bay . . . Gerald stood for a minute, frozen.

What should he do? He seemed to be the only person who had spotted the woman from his vantage point one story above the street. Shaking himself into movement, he grabbed the telephone and started to dial the emergency number 911.

Could the police and the ambulance and the crisis intervention team possibly make it there in time? What would the woman do when she heard the police sirens speeding to her rescue? As his fingers punched the numbers, he saw a city bus rounding the turn onto the bridge. The bus drove slowly along the edge of the right lane. As it neared the woman, he saw the front accordion door open.

Then suddenly–almost too fast to see if his eyes hadn’t been riveted on the scene–the driver, in one continuous motion, stopped, leaned out of the open door, grabbed the woman’s arm from behind, and pulled her backward into his bus.

My friend sat down, shaking slightly, and replaced the telephone receiver in its cradle. He thought about what he’d seen. And because he was a reflective person, he thought about what he had done.

As he explained to me later, he realized that his response to the life-or-death situation of this stranger, this woman, had been to mobilize the complex human services system set up and ready to deal with such situations. That is what anyone would do, would they not? But the bus driver had responded completely differently . . . He had seen the situation and had immediately done something himself.” (Who Cares? Rediscovering Community, David Schwartz, pages 1,2)

Yes versatility is a major component in business, sports but life is the most versatile thing under the sun.

  • Let’s look again at versatility adjectives:
    • adaptable
    • flexible
    • all-round
    • multifaceted
    • handy
    • functional
    • variable
    • adjustable
    • accept change
    • emotionaly flexible
    • resiliant
    • attentive
    • helpful


To make a life -more enjoyable, loving, productive and giving; versatility is necessary.

To make dreams come true; versatility is often necessary. The ability to change, to move in a different direction, to be competent to have a driving force of versatility.

Some weeks ago I wrote a post on “N is for Nuts and Neat!” In this blog I mentioned to always leave a room better than when you entered. I’ve been thinking we could put this into practice in our daily lives. When we leave the presence of a person, room, community, group, blog or cyberspace; leave it better than when you entered. Mind you it will take versatility to do this.

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Versatility will be the foundation to make our days better, to make this world a better place. When a soldier is laid to rest versatility will be necessary to go on to help the family. When death and disease comes knocking not gently but loudly versatility will be a part of the strength necessary to carry on.

God Bless you today!

Ray Lewis realized the importance and magnitude of versatility. He said, “Life is about being a versatile athlete and training in all realms of life.

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