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Top 25 Positive Words In English

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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 positive words in English that appeal to me.

Top 25 positive words in English language

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? Check out also the online dictionary Emotion Words.

The Power of Positive Words

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The power of positive words – To me, a positive word equals a positive mindset. The language you use can change the path of your entire day.

Positivity in terms of the words that you use day-to-day is one of the best ways to improve your state of mind, yet it is a way that we often overlook.

This is why I am here today to tell you the importance of positive words in my life and the ways that I try to use them.

Meditation to increase the power of positive words

One way that I try to stay positive is to meditate as and when I can. This links to positive words because while I am being mindful of the thoughts and feelings that come and go, I try to keep as many positive words flowing through my mind.

Whether it is just sitting down, closing your eyes and taking deep breaths while going through positive language in your mind. Possibly downloading an app for mindfulness, reading a book about it or even using podcasts, there are endless ways to incorporate positivity into your life. If you use any of these methods you will find that the positive words will begin to flow into your world with little to no effort.

Compliments to express the power of positive words

When someone compliments you, you find your mood picking up entirely, don’t you? So why not gift that feeling to someone else.

It is important to let the people around you know that they have done something well, one of the best ways to do this is affirmation through positive language.

Another person that you must remember to shower with positivity is yourself. If you’re willing to raise someone else’s love for themselves, you have to include the one person who is always there. Yes, you!

Rewards to validate the power of positive words

All the way through your life there is always rewards systems. For example, behaving well in school often wound up coming back to you in the form of a certificate, trophy or another prize. These objects would always be plastered from top to bottom with positive words. This validation of good behaviour, positive contributions or effort in school would be what every child wanted. This is reflected forever in many other situations.

Reward yourself, tell yourself all of the positive impacts that you have made. Let your mind go and explore all of the possible positive words that you could use to describe your achievements.

Setting goals can be helpful in this aspect, useful objectives that can help yourself and others.

Times of stress

As a student who has gone through their GCSE’s, AS’ and being a hair away from beginning my A-Level exams, stress is particularly rife.

It is extremely easy to get yourself in a slight huff during exam season, this is why keeping the vibes positive is important in situations like that, especially within education.

Writing a list of positive words is something that I have found incredibly helpful in stressful situations. As I said at the start, positive words can completely transform your mindset. Times that require an expanded mindset are the ones that you need the most positivity.

Overall, I truly believe that using positive language day-to-day is potentially one of the most underrated ways to improve your life.

By sharing my opinion on positive words and how they affect me, I hope that others will be inspired to delve into their own use of productive language.

Charlotte Yorke

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. Link to my blog: www.yorkeonline.wordpress.com

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This Week’s Positive Word is FORGIVE

Forgive!

This week’s positive word is

FORGIVE

By Victoria J.Brown

www.victoria-brown.com

To forgive will make you stronger.

Forgive!

Some people believe forgiveness is weak. They feel as if they are saying it’s okay for people to treat them disrespectfully. They may feel they are allowing people to walk over them. But think of it in another way …

How does this lack of forgiveness make you feel?

Tired? No energy?

Do you feel WEAK?

Trust me when I say, forgiving someone will only make you stronger. In forgiving, you will find peace.

Forgive!

Forgiving someone will actually lift the cloud from your life, it will enable you to see life from a brighter perspective. If you were to believe that everything DOES happens for a reason, ask yourself, why has this happened?

Ask yourself, what can you learn from this experience? What can you take forward into your future? We must learn to live a happy life and find peace. Forgiveness will enable us to do that.

What some people don’t see, because they are so angry, is that lack of forgiveness is only hurting them. It doesn’t actually hurt the other person. Many times you will find the other person continuing to live their life, not hurting or dwelling, it’s the person who is holding a grudge that is hurting.

Forgive!

Here’s a quick exercise for you:

I love therapeutic writing, it can really help when you feel like something is on your mind and churning you over. So take a piece of paper and start writing. In this piece of writing concentrate on the following things:

  • What this person has done to you?
  • What are you gaining from NOT forgiving them?
  • What have you learned from the situation?
  • Imagine thanking this person for enabling you to learn something new.
  • How can you move on from here? What steps can you put in place?
  • How would it feel to take hold of this situation, bring it close and love the fact that this has happened because you have learned something new?
  • How wonderful would it feel to let this go?
  • Describe how you would feel if you could love this experience and move on.

Really take the time to write down your emotions and what you have learned from this experience.

Don’t be the person who is wasting your life with anger … replace it with love and awesome things will happen!

Positive Words Research – This Week’s Positive Word is FORGIVE