Ascension ~ Definition & Meaning

What is Ascension?
Definition and meaning of Ascension

Ascension

 Ascension

The act of rising to an important position or a higher level.

The above picture is created by Serenity from PositivelyPeacefulInspirations.

Serenity has written a poem about the word Ascension. You can read it at this link: Ascension within the Abyss

The top 25 positive words in English

The top 25 positive words in English

positive words

The English language is full of many beautiful and positive words.  Often these words trigger a specific memory, pleasant thought or a dream in our minds. The words that appeal to us are often very personal and the feelings they trigger are essentially unique to you.  Here is my list of the top 25 words that appeal to me.

Ineffable

Ineffable means too great or extreme to be described or expressed in words. It reflects that feeling of awe such as what you feel when your first child is born.

serendipity

Serendipity is used to describe the occurrence and development of events by chance in a beneficial or happy way. That stroke of luck that comes at exactly the right time, out of the blue.

Ethereal

Ethereal means extremely light and delicate so that something appears not to be of this world. I associate this word with heavenly and beautiful things, such as dragonfly wings or a voice that gives you chills.

 

Iridescent 

positive words Iridescent Iridescent is a word to describe seeing luminous colors that change when seen from different angles. This positive word reminds me of carefree days blowing bubbles and watching them float away.

Epiphany

Epiphany is that sudden moment of realization or revelation. That light-bulb moment that often changes your life. Everyone needs an epiphany now and then.

Luminescence

Luminescence is when a substance gives off light without being heated such as phosphorescence and fluorescence. The fun of chasing lightning bugs or stirring up the sea and being rewarded with an eerie green glow.

Eloquence

Eloquence is persuasive and fluent in writing and speaking. Don’t we all wish to be eloquent at the right times? What a bonus when you can give a speech and engage your entire audience!

Sonder

Sonder is the realization that every random passer-by is living a vivid, complex life full of their own ambitions, worries, friends and routines, in which you might be an extra on a park bench or a lit office on their route. As a people watcher, this positive word resonates.

Effervescence

Effervescence means enthusiastic and vivacious, and also the bubbles in your fizzy drink. This reminds me of the excitement of a child, perhaps even tasting their first fizzy drink.

Magnanimous

Magnanimous means being forgiving or generous to someone who is not a friend or is less powerful than you. I think we all need to be magnanimous and this world would be a better place.

Benevolent

Benevolent means being kindly and well meaning. Similar to magnanimous, except this kindness being expressed to anyone. Being benevolent has its own rewards, and it makes you feel great too.

Amusement 

Amusement means enjoying entertainment or finding something funny.  The world needs more laughter and we should be able to find amusement in most situations, even laugh at ourselves.

Contentment

Contentment is a state of satisfaction and happiness.  I believe that for most of us, life is about striving for contentment. Appreciate the small things to find contentment in your daily life.

Determination

Determination is a firmness of purpose.  Achieving anything in life takes determination. Set the goal and succeed through determination.

Dignity

Dignity is being worthy of respect or honor.  I like to believe everyone should be afforded basic dignity as a right especially our elders, who have so much to share if we listen.

Flourishing

Flourishing means thriving, developing successfully and rapidly. We all want something to flourish: flourishing bank balance, perhaps a flourishing business, a flourishing garden. What a versatile and evocative word.

Harmonious

positive words Harmonious

Harmonious has three lovely meanings tuneful, forming a pleasing whole, free from dissent and disagreement. I like the peaceful feel this word has, like music from a waterfall.

Lustrous

Lustrous is basically a nicer word for shining. I like to think of this positive word as being used for hair and eyes, giving a description extra depth and reflection.  Who wouldn’t want lustrous hair?

Noble

Noble has a number of meanings, but I like the one which refers to a person showing high moral principles or good personal qualities. I like to think that our aim as humans should be to strive to be noble.

Respect

Respect is the feeling of admiration due to their abilities, achievements or qualities. It also refers to giving the necessary regard for other people’s rights and feelings. Although for most people, respect is something that is earned, but we should offer basic respect to all humans.

Laughter

Laughter is the sound of someone laughing. This sounds more than almost any other has a way of lifting spirits. Laughter is contagious and makes us feel good.

Tranquility

positive words Tranquility

Tranquility is the state of being calm and tranquil. We all need this sort of peace in our lives now and then to regroup.

Unconditional

Unconditional means there are no conditions attached. I prefer this word as part of the phrase unconditional love. A love that transcends everything, there are no ifs and buts, a love that offers everything without demanding anything.

Smiling

Smiling is laughing in a smaller, quieter way. Turning those corners of the mouth up showing a happy look. Smiling is also contagious, and when it is genuine, it lights up your whole face.

Hope

Hope is the expectation that something will happen. Even when situations are dire, keeping hope alive is what makes the human spirit fight through the worst of situations. Never lose hope.

 

Those are my top 25 positive and uplifting words, what are yours?

  

 

The Five Most Beautiful Words in The English Language

The Five Most Beautiful Words in The English Language

the five most beautiful words in the English language

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Effervescent

This word comes at the top of this list because it is one of my favourites. Effervescent means for something or someone to be bubbly and excitable. It reminds me of luxurious champagne and laughs, I believe that it is one of those words that does what it says on the tin and makes you feel the way that it sounds.

 

Eloquence

To be eloquent has a regal and poised tone to it. Eloquence is to be well spoken and fluent in the language that you speak in. Even the way that it rolls off of the tongue is articulate.

 

Serenity

This word on its own transports me to a calm, peaceful beach. It reminds me of ocean sounds and walking along the sand in a hot place (being from England all a girl can do is imagine). This word allows me to go to that place and escape the rain!

 

Giggle

Giggle is a silly word that gives a fun feeling alongside it. Friendship, excitement and cheerfulness come to mind when I hear this word.

 

Unity

In the world that we live in today, this is possibly one of the most important words in the English Language. Coming together as one might not fix all of the problems in the world, but it is sure to go a long way.

 

I have given you my favourite words in the English Language, now it’s your turn! Comment what you think the most beautiful words are in the English Language below.

 

 

A short bio about the writer: My name is Charlotte Yorke and I am an eighteen year old A-Level Student in Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. I am beginning my exciting journey into the world of Journalism by beginning my Undergraduate Degree at Staffordshire University in September 2017. I am an avid reader and writer, I thoroughly enjoy expressing myself through the written word.

 

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Do Not Stress. Do Your Best. Ace Your Test.

Do Your Best

Do Not Stress. Do Your Best. Ace Your Test. 

You are probably thinking, how one is not supposed to stress around exam times? I know it is generally a stressful time, but you have to try and keep it together if you want to do well. Look at some on the highest achieving students. They seem to have a sense of confident that no one can take away from them. It is the same type of confidence all students need to find. That confidence comes from a place of preparation and planning.

If you know that you have covered all the work in your test, there will be no reason to stress. This is why it is so important to always do you best when preparing. Work hard and if you need to learn how to reference in mla, you need to spend an adequate amount of time researching. Whatever it is that needs to be done to ace your test, needs to be done as soon as possible. Do not wait for the last minute and try to cram information into your head.

One thing students need to understand is that we learn to apply later. If you do not understand the work you are reading, it is impossible to bring that information back when it needs to be applied. When I have covered a section, I like to reword my paragraph so that it is in my own words and I understand exactly what is written down. If you are struggling to find the perfect student life balance, here are some tips you can start applying today.

Use apps for studying

apps

There are so many apps around right now; you can practically find one for every occasion. This is why it could be beneficial to download some apps to help you with your studies. You can use a flashcards app to help you see your information on the go. We spend so much time on our electronic devices; we might as well use it for something useful. There is also an online paraphrase generator for any essay issues you might experience. Use these apps to help you ace your test.

Take better notes

You want to be able to study your notes without the help of your other study material. This is why it is so important to take good notes in class. Many students will only use their notes in preparation for an exam and you can get there too. Make sure the information speaks to you and is to your own understanding. Textbooks can be confusing for a lot of students, but your own notes are how you perceive things.

Don’t procrastinate

We do this to ourselves over and over again and promise ourselves every time that this will never happen again. For some or the other reason, we just do not learn from our mistakes and procrastinate till the very last minute. Then we start Googling things like “How to cram the night before” as if it is going to make that big of a difference. In fact, I realized that researching for tips on how to cram is just another way I procrastinate.

Speak out loud

If you want to remember things better and commit it to memory, saying it out loud is a great way for it to stick. Reading in your head is how we usually study but with a few alterations, we can learn things a lot faster. Now you are combining both reading and listening so you have double the effect. Do not underestimate this point because I realized how powerful it was once I started doing it. Yes, I looked a bit crazy when I walk around the house reading my facts, but at least I am going to ace my test and look like a rock star.

Change your environment

Having a set study space is important for any student, but it could also be beneficial to switch things up every now and then. Go to the library or a coffee shop and try to get some work done. A park is also a great place to go if it isn’t too distracting for you. If you have study buddies, do a session at their houses every now and then. You will find yourself able to focus much better.

Conclusion

There is no need for you to ever fail any test. By doing your best, you are able to enjoy the freedom of success. We have somehow put acing a test on a pedestal reserved for those more intelligent than us. Do not do this anymore from today onwards. Believing in your own capabilities is the first step and then you start working as hard as you can. Your studies do not have to dominate your entire life if you use your time wisely. There will be no more late nights trying to get as much information into your head.

Charles Hampton is a content manager and an amateur guest post writer. His hobby is reading and extreme sport. He also writes short stories and dreams of publishing his book. Charles`s life credo is “Just do it!”

How to Persevere With Your Goal

Persevere

“Sometimes the goal may seem arduous.  Sometimes the goal may even seem impossible.  Sometimes the goal may be criticized by an observer.  The goal may seem arduous, impossible, or criticized by an observer, so one must interface with the goal with a healthy abundance of perseverance.”

One can completely engulf themselves with the goal.  They can know in every fiber in their body that they can, and will, achieve it.  Many times, a goal is given up on too early and thrown away just before completion because of lack of faith.  When you couple faith and perseverance you can find the secret ingredient to not give up on a goal.  Goals that may be long term or years away, are more easily abandoned, which is unfortunate because a human being is capable of anything (within the laws of physics).  One should become acquainted with the understanding that they can do anything they focus their mind on.

It is my belief that perseverance is a beautiful thing indeed.  It is required when striving toward the goal despite hardship.  It can make hardship seem almost required in getting to the goal.  Becoming one with the road to achievement will make one more efficiently interface with the difficulties and understand that they are inevitable.  Getting to the long-term goal is much more appreciated after encountering much hardship along the way.  Giving up on the dream, or the goal, is a lie.  A lie by selling themselves short and denying that they are deserving of everything that their heart desires.  They may find a constant whisper in the ear to stop moving forward because it is too physically and/or emotionally taxing.  The goal is a goal because it is a challenge which requires perseverance.  There is nothing without perseverance, only stagnation, which will motivate others to get what they want in life as well.

Now, I implore you to take action and strive for your deepest and most rewarding achievements.  If all it takes is fighting through hardship and difficult times to receive a great deal of satisfaction, wouldn’t you do it?  Always remember, you will only have one chance at life and you are blessed in having the choice to get exactly what you want. All it takes is a decision to embark on your journey.  You can clearly define your goal to make your actions along the way more focused towards it.  You can write down exactly what you will get, where you will get it and when you will get it.  Create reminders of your goal throughout each day by reading aloud a description of your goal after waking up and again right before you go to sleep.  Surround yourself with people who are like-minded and will help you achieve your goal.  Being around positive people can help you persevere.  Often times these people, who have a positive inclination, are on a journey of their own and their attitude can influence you to strive for yours.  Let them know your goal and how much it means to you.  Search for reasons in every environment you find yourself to continue on towards it.  You may find meaningful reason in reading pieces of literature that are positive and that you find inspirational and/or motivational.

“Sometimes the goal may seem arduous.  Sometimes the goal may even seem impossible.  Sometimes the goal may be criticized by an observer.  The goal may seem arduous, impossible, or criticized by an observer, so one must interface with the goal with a healthy abundance of perseverance.”

About the Author

Barry Samuel Eisenbaum

Barry Samuel Eisenbaum

I like creating works around a centralized theme.  I enjoy pondering about why things are the way they are, how certain stimuli in everyday life affect one another, as well as learning why people behave the way they do.  I always have time for inspirational pieces of work and lastly, wish 24 hours in a day was not all the time we have! Contact me at Barryseisenbaum@gmail.com