This week’s positive word is GENEROUS

This week’s positive word is

GENEROUS

Generous

Some people think if they only have little to give, they can’t give at all.

You don’t have to have a lot to be generous, you just need to be willing to give. You could be the person who is in need of help, how amazing does it feel when someone helps you? A better feeling is being the person doing the helping. Giving and being generous is a warmth in the heart and soul, even more so when you don’t expect anything back.

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Here are 5 ways that will help you live a more generous life

  • Spend time with generous people – If you understand the law of attraction, you will understand that the more people you spend time with who are generous, you too will become as generous. You will soon learn how to be generous and how amazing it feels.
  • Be grateful – Gratefulness leads to happiness, which naturally leads to wanting to show and give to others what you appreciate in your life. Being grateful in your own world is a sure way of helping you become more generous.
  • Read stories about generosity – Read about generous people and see how they give. This could be rich people or poor people, remember giving isn’t always about money.
  • Do something for charity – If you haven’t got the funds to give to a good cause, then arrange an event or something similar (for example the Macmillan Coffee mornings are very popular). You could do this with a charity that you care about. There will be a charity out there that you can relate to, see how you can help them.
  • Give your time – Time is one of the most precious things in our lives. If someone is giving you their time, it’s important to appreciate it. What can you give your time to? Spending it with people in need is one of the most rewarding things you can do with your time. Being generous with your time is never a waste of time J

Generous* This wonderful post is part of the  which is published at Positive Words Research by Victoria Brown from victoria-brown.com.

The Healing Power of Positive Words

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The Healing Power of Positive Words

Human’s eyes represent his mind, the tongue signifies his heart, and his arms legs represent human will. The tongue is a small body organ, yet death and life reside in the power of the tongue. Words can have a positive or negative impact on our lives. A person’s speech is so powerful, that you can easily determine their mental wellbeing from the words they utter. Words have power, and proper use of the power requires wisdom. This blog explores the power of speech and gives advice for exercising wisdom in whatever you say.

1. Your Body Is the Temple of God

As an individual recognize God that resides in the tip of your tongue and in each heart of a human being. Harmful words ruin the temple of God that is located in your heart. As God’s worker on earth, you need to ensure that positive speech becomes an integral part of your life. Develop an internal alchemy that turns destructive compassion into a passion, and disliking into sympathy.

2. Positive Words Relieve Mental Burdens

Gentle words often turn even the hardest of souls. God exists in each and every human being. When we use positive feeling words and act towards another people, we shift the karmic balance by paying the previous debt. When we speak positively to another person, we relieve them of their mental burden and bring him on the way to self-analysis and light. Nothing is more discouraging than hurtful gossip, criticism, and negative speech. If you keep on slandering and gossiping about others, you are denying yourself the opportunity to be truly happy in your life.

3. Positive Words Have a Healing Effect

Words have an incredible healing power in people’s lives. Words of love, comfort and encouragement have a positive impact on people’s lives. This is evidenced by health in the body. Positive speech is a weapon against disease and bad luck. Take control of your tongue, to ensure it speaks no evil against the absent or departed. Make sure your words do not injure a person’s reputation. Practice self-control, good company and good words as they bring light to the heart. Familiarize yourself with these rules checklist on how to be happy.

4. Positive Words Uplift People’s Lives

If you are blessed in life, nature expects you to recompense the blessings you have received by uplifting others with your words. In doing so, more blessings, wealth, and health will come your way. If you fail to do so, then you are only denying yourself the joy and happiness you would have gained from uplifting other people’s lives. On the other hand, if you speak negatively about other people, you absorb their bad karma and dissipate the blessings you had gained, that you would have otherwise received.

The following are interesting beliefs regarding the impact of negative, hurtful words.

  • If you have an island under the ring finger or a line of line – it’s not a good sign.
  • A star at the base of your middle finger is not favorable. That is the reply for the sin of slander would be great.
  • A cross under the ring and/or middle fingers brings negativity in the life of those offending others.
  • If a cross appears on your mount of Venus, abstain from stay away from slander, gossip, and negativity, since they will directly impact your relations.

5. Positive Words Strengthen Our Relationships

Speech is the Light of Infinity which should be constantly increasing. We should approach our listeners humbly, and show them our intellectual gift by the words we speak. We should center our conversations around truths. We should also show modesty and respect in our speech. If you look around you, a lot of people are bringing down their love relationships, friendships and careers by speaking lies, being arrogant and showing disrespect in the way they speak with their partners.

6. Positive Words Create and Support Light

The Word is God and God is the Word. When God created us, he intended for us to be the Spirit of Light that guides all those who have strayed from the path of light. The tongue, should, therefore, not be used to destroy others. When you gossip, you attract negative forces that invade your body, mind, and heart. Such forces suck out the light out of you, leaving you weak and unable to exercise control over your heart and body. The only way to avoid this situation is by dedicating the words that come from your mouth to create light and support others who might be too weak having been possessed by dark forces.

7. Positive Words Improve the World

The world we live in is full of karma. We always hear that karma will get back at us in one way or the other. Your achievements, challenges and everything you go, are not by accident. Rather, they are the result of karma. Instead of attracting negative karma, you can attract positive karma. By using deliberate words and actions that are intentionally constructive, we set positive forces in motion, that will act on the good for all mankind. Positive words will improve your life and further karma incarnations, and by extension, improve the world through enlightenment.

In conclusion, positive thinking is something that you need to practice over a great deal of time to get it in your system. An empty stomach brings out the negative energy from your body. To help yourself, you need to eat healthy, at regular times and also stay out in the sun as bonding with nature cancels out the negative forces. Above all, learn to love yourself by taking good care of your body, refraining from listening to and participating in negative talk. This way, you will always keep your mind, heart, and body healthy. Here is an inspirational speech to get you going in your endeavors.

Healing Power of Positive Words Janet Anthony

About the Author: Janet Anthony is a blogger from Kansas City and content writer at Resumes.Expert who has been writing professionally for five years now. She mostly writes about motivation, self-development, blogging and inspiration. Her motto is “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows”. Find Janet here: twitter

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65 Words to Embody in Your Business

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65 Words to Embody in Your Business

Positive Words Research has made a selection of certain words that a business should embody. This list was made based on feedback received from subscribers, facebook and twitter followers, people that send us messages through the contact form or other social media feedback.

We gathered all the date from this feedback and created a list of 65 powerful words for your business.

Choose from the below list of empowering words, the words that suit your workplace and embody them in your business.

  1. Empower;
  2. Enrich;
  3. Commitment;
  4. Believe;
  5. Abundance;
  6. Passion – Passionate (about the work);
  7. Expansion;
  8. Gratitude;
  9. Consistency;
  10. Peace;
  11. Perseverance;
  12. Freedom;
  13. Success ;
  14. Authenticity;
  15. Profit;
  16. Blissionarie;
  17. Luxury;
  18. Integrity;
  19. Focus;
  20. Couture;
  21. Transform;
  22. Inspire;
  23. Developing;
  24. Loyalty;
  25. Love;
  26. Leadership;
  27. Discipline;
  28. Complicity;
  29. Power;
  30. Honesty;
  31. Happiness;
  32. Enthusiasm;
  33. Quality;
  34. Satisfaction;
  35. Progress;
  36. Growth;
  37. Fulfilment;
  38. Efficiency;
  39. Logic;
  40. Innovation – innovative;
  41. Planning;
  42. Sharing;
  43. Teamwork.
  44. Communication;
  45. Collaboration;
  46. Service-oriented;
  47. Creativity;
  48. Goodness;
  49. Safety;
  50. Reliable;
  51. Speed;
  52. Strategy;
  53. Sustainable;
  54. Scalability;
  55. Solution;
  56. Fun;
  57. Weird;
  58. Transparent;
  59. Involved;
  60. Adventure;
  61. Empathetic;
  62. Driven;
  63. Talented;
  64. Dedicated;
  65. Ambitious.

From these 65 words, there are 10 categories of words that top when it comes to values to embody in your business.

Top 10 categories of words to embody in your business

  1. Inspire – Innovation – Creativity;
  2. Authenticity – Goodness;
  3. Passion – Enthusiasm – Fun – Weird – Happiness;
  4. Integrity – Empower – Transparent;
  5. Focus – Leadership;
  6. Freedom – Driven;
  7. Quality – Service-oriented;
  8. Teamwork – Sharing – Communication – Collaboration;
  9. Strategy – Efficiency – Scalability;
  10. Reliable – Dedicated.

Based on the feedback received by Positive Words Research, INSPIRE is the top word to embody in the business.

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What word will you embody in your business? Share below.

Love is Action Movement ~ The Word Rocks Project

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Love is Action Movement | The Word Rocks Project

I truly believe in the power of love and kindness. This power is the reason for which every day, in the past five years, I’ve been painting #wordrocks and scattering them everywhere for people to find.

Almost five years ago, my son Antonio created Word Rocks Project. He was only ten years old at that time and willing to leave some joy around to make people smile. We never expected the idea to grow that much. But it did. We are all over the world now. And we keep trying to make people happy through our message rocks.

Word Rocks Project
Picture from the Word Rocks Project

I always have them with me. No matter if it’s walking my dogs, Sgt. Pepper and Hey Jude, or doing groceries,if it’s mailing a letter or having a coffee with a friend. Sometimes I pass by a playground and will pull over the car to leave a wordrock. I will always find a nice spot to surprise someone.

Many people have found amazing comfort and encouragement at the exact right time in running into one of these rocks and being able to keep them as their own.

Knowing that random acts of kindness can bring so much for people, I was encouraged to expand my ideas. Love notes, golden tiny fairies, sparkle unicorns, autumn leaves, messages in recycled med bottles. So many ideas! Energy flows where attention goes. I turned my heart to leave these love messages and love keeps flowing.

Word Rocks Project
Picture from the Word Rocks Project
Word Rocks Project
Picture from the Word Rocks Project

Not a long time ago, I created another project: Love it, Forward List. In few words: every time I get to know someone who is going through a hard time I send a mail to my #loveitforwardlist volunteers explaining what is going on with this person. So they start to “lovebomb”  the person, with letters, cards and a lot of other amazing love things. Right now I have 2.000 volunteers writing the letters with me.

Word Rocks Project
Picture from the Word Rocks Project
Word Rocks Project
Picture from the Word Rocks Project

In this world that is so digital, the power of a handwriting letter is amazing. So, can you imagine when someone receives a couple of letters full of encouragement? The feeling just lifts them up, brings them pure healing joy.

Every day I learn with this project. The world is full – very full – of people in need of love. Or affection. In need of attention and comfort. And this has been a great and deep lesson in my life. It’s wonderful how the rocks have connected me with people around the world I would never have known otherwise.

Word Rocks Project
Picture from the Word Rocks Project

It fills my heart daily that with a simple act of kindness I am bringing positive feelings to people. I truly believe that when you open your heart to a greater love, everything makes sense, and life becomes more beautiful As I always like to say: love shared is love multiplied.

Word Rocks Project
Picture from the Word Rocks Project

These wonderful and inspiring positive words were written by Carol Arêas – a Brazilian living in California, a wordrocker, a kindness encourager, Beatle maniac, Boston Terrier lover & other fairy tales.

Instagram:  Love is Action Movement

Facebook:  Love is Action Movement

Contact:  wordrocks.me@gmail.com

Hashtags:  #wordrocks,  #loveitforwardlist,  #loveisactionmovement

Positive Words Can Change Your Brain

words can change your brainThe positive words you choose to use can literally change your brain.

While researching about positive words this article came up: “Speak with kindness: How your words literally restructure your brain“. From this article you can understand the followings:

Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at Thomas Jefferson University, and Mark Robert Waldman, a communications expert, have written together the book, “Words Can Change Your Brain.” In this book, they write, “a single word has the power to influence the expression of genes that regulate physical and emotional stress.” When we use positive words like “love”, “peace” and “loving-kindness”, we can modify our brain functions by increasing cognitive reasoning and strengthening areas in our frontal lobes. Using positive words more often than negative words can activate the motivational centers of the brain, propelling them into action.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, when we use negative words, we are preventing certain neurochemicals from being produced which contribute to stress management. So, when we allow negative words and concepts into our thoughts, we are increasing the activity in our brain’s fear center (the amygdala), and causing stress-producing hormones to flood our system. These hormones and neurotransmitters interrupt the logic and reasoning processes in the brain and inhibit normal functionality. Newberg and Waldman write, “Angry words send alarm messages through the brain, and they partially shut down the logic-and-reasoning centers located in the frontal lobes.”

An excerpt from their book tells us how using the positive words can literally change our reality:

“By holding a positive and optimistic [word] in your mind, you stimulate frontal lobe activity. This area includes specific language centers that connect directly to the motor cortex responsible for moving you into action. And as our research has shown, the longer you concentrate on positive words, the more you begin to affect other areas of the brain.

Functions in the parietal lobe start to change, which changes your perception of yourself and the people you interact with. A positive view of yourself will bias you toward seeing the good in others, whereas a negative self-image will include you toward suspicion and doubt. Over time the structure of your thalamus will also change in response to your conscious words, thoughts, and feelings, and we believe that the thalamic changes affect the way in which you perceive reality.”

A study done by Positive Psychology further elaborates on the effects of using positive words. A large group of adults aged 35-54 were asked to write down three things that went well for them that day, including an explanation of why. This exercise is also called “the gratitude and appreciation journal”. Over the next three months, their degrees of happiness continued to increase, and their feelings of depression continued to decrease, even though they had discontinued the writing experiment. By focusing and reflecting on positive language, thoughts, feelings, and emotions, we can improve our overall well-being and increase the functionality of our brain.

What words do you choose to focus your energy on? If you notice your life isn’t exactly “happy,” try carrying a journal with you, for a week, to keep track of how often you use positive words. Then insert your written thoughts in our online free application Positive Words Researcher and check the words you have used in your thinking in the last week. The online tool also gives you a list of positive words not thought of you, so you can learn new ones and improve your positive thinking.


Researching more about positive words the next article came up: Words Can Change Your Brain.

The author of this article start with a funny affirmation: “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can change your brain. That’s right.”.

From this article, you can understand that positive words can “alter the expression of the genes”, “propel the motivational centers of the brain into action” and “build resiliency”.

In comparison with good words, “angry words send alarm messages through the brain, and they partially shut down the logic-and-reasoning centers located in the frontal lobes,” write Newberg and Waldman in the book “Words Can Change Your Brain”.


Researching, even more, another article came up: How Do Words, such as Yes and No, Change Our Brains and Lives?

This author of this article writes about the neuroscience of language, consciousness, and communication. One of the conclusions written in the article is ” to modify Compassionate Communication in a fundamental way: when conversing with others, we should limit ourselves, whenever possible, to speaking for 20 or 30 seconds, for even a single sentence can contain more than 4 chunks of information. When we limit ourselves to this 30-second “rule,” the brain quickly adapts by filtering out irrelevant information. There’s another advantage to speaking briefly: it interrupts our ability to express negative emotions.”


More article to sustain the fact that positive words can change your brain:

200 Positive Words and Phrases & Word Rocks

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I was navigating on Pinterest and I saw an amazing post pinned called Word Rocks “Amazing list of 200 positive words and phrases. Great for teachers, parents, and students.” written by Jamey Ekins. In this post, Jamey wrote a story in which two little girls painted some rocks with positive words and spread happiness all around them. The pictures of the two girls and the rocks with positive words are so beautiful. You need to see them! The positive words that you will find in the pictures, with the two lovely little girls and the painted rocks, are Joy, Compassion, Inspire, Laugh, Believe, Make a wish, Be kind, Be happy, Hope, Smile, Forgive, Miracles, Love.

Super mega awesome!

Jamey assembled this great list of 200 positive words and sayings that you can print and use it in your projects.

I researched more and found an amazing very inspiring project made by Carolina Marques and her son Antonio Monteiro. They both paint rocks with positive words and then they leave for free the rocks on the street to be found by random people. All they ask in return is a picture with the rocks, once someone finds them.

You can also do this!

It is actually easy. All you need to do if paint several rocks with inspirational words and leave them at random places for people to find. In this way, you will do a random act of kindness and spread love and happiness.