4 Most Beautiful Words from the English Language

Beautiful Words

I found this post on twitter today:

The 4 most beautiful words in English language from this tweet are:

AURORA (n.) down.

INEFFABLE (adj.) too great to be expressed in words.

ETHEREAL (adj.) extremely delicate, light, not of this world.

JOUSKA (n) a hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.

The words aurora, ethereal and jouska were not added to the list of positive words and I need to add them. The word jouska can be a positive word if it is a happy, joyful and positive hypothetical conversation.

Have a lovely day. Hope you enjoy this tweet.

Elena D. Calin
Positive Words Research
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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:

Words that you should always have in mind so as to stay happy

Words that you should always have in mind so as to stay happyYou may have heard people say that happiness is a choice we make. This is true. You may decide to stay sad even when all things are working out for you but you can also choose to stay happy when all things aren’t as smooth running as you would like them.

So as to be happy, there is a great need for you to make being happy a habit but not an act. You should always stay positive regardless of how bad things seem to be. Always be grateful, exercise regularly, make people happy, be optimistic and stay as close as possible to the people you truly care about.

There are words that you should always have with you as they will greatly assist you to be happy and to remain happy. They are:

  1. Gratitude. These words come with great power and it can be able to change the lives of people. Usually, gratitude attracts prosperity. It is important to appreciate all that you see and to acknowledge it the way it is. When you occupy you mind with such thoughts that express the kind of gratitude you have, you will flourish in ways that you can never imagine. Gratitude is a great virtue. Appreciate the things you already have and you will be happy.
  1. Blissfulness/awesomeness/magic. Blissful can be taken to mean notable, happy, accountable, and considerable. A person who is blissful is at peace and is happy. There is never a limit to the blissful moments that you can have. If you can harness this feeling, you are indeed a lucky person. When you are blissful, you are contended. Blissfulness helps you relax and feel great joy.
  1. Forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of bitterness and grudges. You may choose to hang on to anger and feel resentful thoughts once you are hurt. However, it is always good to forgive and move on with life. We have all been hurt under different circumstances. When you forgive, you embrace joy, gratitude, hope, and peace. You are relieved of the burden and ultimately, you will be happy. Decide to let it go and stop any revenge thoughts.
  1. Contentment. This is the state of being content. When you have contentment, you have great ease of mind, and satisfaction. The pursuit of contentment is an important thread that many people use on diverse cultures. Finding the peace within is great. Go and seek happiness and while at it, limit the kind of desires that you have.
  1. Vitality/vim/health. When you talk and think of good health, you end up having a healthy body. When you are grateful for the health that you have, you will be healed of almost anything. Vitality is a state where you feel active, strong and energized. Be invigorated at all times and you will find that you are much happier in this way.
  1. Connection/caring/understanding. The act of connecting gives you a sense of belonging. Connecting with yourself, with nature, and people is a great way to show you care. Understanding things helps you appreciate everything as it is.
  1. Serenity/peace/well being. This is a state of being calm, untroubled and at peace. This is a great word that is associated with happiness. When you are at peace with all things and people around you, you end up being happy.
  1. Self-love/worth/self-care. This is where you regard your happiness and personal wellbeing. When your self-love is little, you can end up feeling depressed and unworthy. Too much of it can make it difficult to learn from own failures. Have enough self-love and boost your self-esteem.
  1. Positive. Stop all sorts of negative talk so as to reduce stress. When you think positively, you will be able to improve your physical and mental health. You should have a positive attitude regarding your life and always be optimistic that things will be great. Positive talk is also as important. The things we think about and talk about greatly affect how happy we are. Always aim at lowering stress.
  1. Blessing. This is the approval which allows you to do great things and mostly associated with God. Blessings bring happiness. Counting your blessings and appreciating how blessed you really leaves you feeling happy.
  1. Ease. Do not force things. Take things easy and all difficulty will fade away. When you face life with ease, you will be happy as difficulties will be reduced to great levels. Get freedom from pain and enjoy life’s comforts.
  1. Abundance. This can also mean unlimited, glory, awareness and prosperity. Reflect on the part of your life where you feel you are most abundant and concentrate on this. When you feel that you have a lot, you will be content and this will bring happiness. Feel yourself-abundance and abundance towards other people, life and living is strongly related to prosperity.
  1. Light. Light is hope and with hope, we get the fuel to keep on going regardless of the current situations. When you have light, you confidently expect great things and anticipate for the time when things will turn around when they aren’t going too well. Avoid despair, hopelessness and dejection.
  1. Appreciation. The word allows you to feel beautiful and let the energy flow all the way. When you understand a situation fully, you will be able to appreciate it the way it is. Appreciating life, people, and the surroundings brings admiration and happiness.
  1. Loving-kindness/wholehearted. This is consideration and tenderness towards other people. Love is one of the words that are most compelling in English language. There is a wide use of the word. When you show loving-kindness to people, you end up feeling great about yourself and this makes you happy.

The above are some of the words that give you positive feelings every day. When you use the words and reflect on them on a daily basis, you will seldom be angry and you will be at peace within and without. It is always important to remember that your life is your own and you shouldn’t live it to someone else’s expectations. Always remember what makes you happy, all that you need and want. Being happy reflects well on health and you relationships with others.

Read further: 15 Words You Should Think Daily to Be Happy

15 Words You Should Think Daily to Be Happy

15 Words You Should Think Daily To Be HappyAre you searching to find what to think to be happy?

Here is a list of 15 words which, if you learn and use them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. Each positive word is important and we recommend to use it daily, in different circumstances. The order of the words from this list is random.

While living: we need to tell ourselves the positive words we need, to become conscious of, and when, we need to hear them, and not to keep silent or tell to us negative words. We use so many words that cause us a great deal of pain, stress, and suffering. Instead of allowing ourselves to think simple and happy – we cling on not saying those particular words that our being is yearning to hear. Not anymore. Starting today we will embrace change. Ready? Here we go:

We use so many words that cause us a great deal of pain, stress, and suffering. Instead of allowing ourselves to think simple and happy – we cling on not saying those particular words that our being is yearning to hear.

Not anymore. Starting today we will embrace change. Ready? Here we go:

15 Words You Should Think Daily to Be Happy

1. Gratitude

This word has an immense power and it can literally change people’s lives. Prosperity is attracted by gratitude. Acknowledge, praise and appreciate what you see. Occupy your mind with thoughts that express gratitude and your life will flourish above your wildest dreams. Appreciate things you like but appreciate also the things that you don’t like. When you appreciate the things you don’t like, you clear the dust around the hidden blessings. All other positive emotions grow only from the field of gratitude. This is why Cicero said: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others”

How can you practice gratitude in the simplest way? In the evening, when you are in bed, before falling asleep, recall in your mind some things or events from the past day, that made you glad and brought you joy. In the morning, start your day by giving thanks to every object that you use in your house. If you want to practice gratitude even more than keep a journal with things you are grateful for in your life. You can write sentences beginning with: “I am sincerely grateful for”, “I am so happy with”, “Thank you for”.

2. Beauty

This word keeps you beautiful inside and out. The energy of this word will shine from you, giving you a magic glow, making you look beautiful also on the outside, no matter how you look. When you embody beauty and you really feel inside that you are beautiful, people will look at you see that you are beautiful, even if you might not have perfect features.

It guides your eyes to focus on beautiful things. When you look in the mirror, use this word and feel how much you actually treasure your body. Don’t you know? You are beautiful. For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone” – Audrey Hepburn

3. Forgiveness

Forgiveness makes you feel light in the present, it clears heaviness. Forgiveness is essential especially for elder women because this is the way they let go so that they live in the present in warm emotions. Don’t you know? You are already forgiven by God for everything that you did, do or will do. You are only waiting for self-forgiveness. “Forgiveness liberates the soul, it removes fear. That’s why it is such a powerful weapon.” – Nelson Mandela

4. Happiness

Let all others create the life they want, you focus on your happiness. When you are happy you shine a light onto others, onto life. It always starts with you this light. You feel it first internal and then you pour onto external. Only when you overflow with the happiness you can pretend that you actually share and give happiness to others. “Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things” – Walt Disney

6. Health

Thinking and talking about your good health is the best way to have a healthy body. Feeling grateful for your health heals yourself of anything. “The body is the temple of the soul” – Dr. Oz

7. Amazing

Every day, you could think at any moment that something amazing is happening somewhere in the world and be right about it. You are amazing just the way you are. Your smile is the most amazing thing that exists in the world. “You’re even more amazing than you wish you were” – Colin Wright

8. Solution

If the problem exists then the solution exists also. Know you have a choice. Direct your mind to see the solution, rather dwell on the problem. By focusing on finding solutions you learn and grow. Searching the solution would be to ask yourself what do you want, after knowing what you don’t want. “When the solution is simple, God is answering” – Albert Einstein

5. Love

At the base of everything is love. This love will eventually shine at the surface. Everything is love. Only the different way that loves shines sometimes confuse us. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Gautama Buddha

9. Acceptance

The attitude and feeling of acceptance make you calm, free and at peace. Let it go. You don’t need to resolve everything or to have an answer for everything. Get relief. You deserve it. “Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.” – Albert Ellis

10. Blessed

Bless yourself every day and bless everything around you every day. Also, bless life as it seems to be at present. “I bless you with pure love and light. I bless you with purified source energy” – Christie Marie Sheldon (Love or Above)

11. Interesting

Thinking that something is interesting keeps negative judgment away from you. Putting this word first in your mind after you hear something gives you the chance to connect with people, not only to communicate with them. Before judging if you like or you don’t like something, think it is rather interesting. It is a door opener with other people. “If you want to be interesting, be interested” – David Ogilvy

12. Funny

Feel good, have more fun and less struggle. Every day make sure you enjoy funny moments. “People always ask me: ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant.” – Ellen DeGeneres

13. Hope

Have faith. Hope! Everything is actually unfolding perfectly. Eventually, things work out. “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness” – Desmond Tutu

14. Yes

Yes is a powerful word. Yes keeps you open. Yes keeps you larger, more expanded, helps you sustain more energy, therefore, more abundance. Never finish a negative thought, affirm positive thoughts immediately. We all know that it’s amazing to say YES to a thing that you know you want. Say YES before getting the thing that you desire and you will very soon have it. “When you say yes, the universe helps you” – Dan Brule

15. Kindness

Kindness is part of our fundamental human nature. Is connected with contentment and compassion. When I was a kid my mother was giving me things only if I would say “please” in a kind and loving way. She thought me right. The word “please” itself opens doors for you, but when you feel kindness when you say it magic happens. “My philosophy is simple, it is kindness” – Dalai Lama IVX

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