Have you taken a moment recently to think about the power of the words you say? Too often, we say words and sentences that are very careless or even harmful. Either to others or ourselves and don’t even stop to think about the far-reaching effects that doing so will have. I have found that one of the best ways to stop having a negative influence through speaking and writing is by increasing the positive sayings that I put out into the world. Here are five simple examples of positive sentences you can begin using to get started on a path to a more optimistic and joyful life.
Four Positive Sentences to Improve Your Life
I Am Well
It isn’t always easy to convince ourselves that we are happy. It isn’t even always easy to convince ourselves that we are good, healthy, kind, or any of the other typical affirmations that you will hear. But what is fairly easy to tell ourselves, at least in my experience, is that we are well. As powerful as well-being is, there is something about this saying that it is easy on the brain, eyes, and ears.
Wellness can almost be a state of mind; I believe this is why it is a good quality to affirm as being present within yourself. Especially if you are highly skeptical with regard to positive thinking. Our spirits can be well, even when our minds, finances, or bodies are not. Remind yourself that you are going to be okay. It can really help you put your life into perspective. Moreover when you get wrapped up in the small, everyday stressors of life.
I Am Enough
It feels so relaxing to state that you are enough to yourself, especially when you affirm it aloud. Modern society will tell you that you are anything but enough. Day in and day out, we are all being sold the idea that we need something more to complete ourselves – whether that “something” is money, clothes, or another material possession of some sort. Reminding yourself that, at the end of the day, you really are enough can work wonders on your self-esteem and your inner peace. You are fine as-is. It is always a good idea to work on yourself. But making a mistake or skipping a day of self-improvement is not the end of the world or a sign that you are worthless.
People Are Good
Here is another lie that we have been taught throughout history. “Most everyone is bad, and no one can really be trusted.” It is important to remember, though, that all of us imperfect people are doing the best job we can with the resources we have and the worldviews we have been raised to accept as true. I would argue that the majority of people living today believe that they are good and doing what is right by their moral standards. Reminding yourself that “people are good” can really help you put the behavior and mindsets of others into perspective. Practice being more tolerant of those who don’t agree with you – or even those who have hurt or offended you in some way. Letting go of negative feelings toward such people really makes a world of difference where your mood is concerned.
Goodness Is Everywhere.
It is important to remember that, even when it may not seem like it, good things are always surrounding us. Even if you are holed up inside feeling miserable and alone, there is new life being born, inspiring art being created, and kindness being expressed. Even if you can’t personally see or feel it. Write out an affirmation that “goodness is everywhere” or say this simple sentence out loud to yourself. This statement is so true that it is hard to reason against it, even if you are a highly pessimistic person.
People go through numerous ups and downs in life. Having a basic structure in place to handle these emotional rollercoasters can help you to feel more capable of dealing with them when they occur. Even if you are weary of affirmation or find it hard to be happy. Writing or speaking these four little sentences will improve your day, your outlook, and even your life.
Lindsey J. Flagg is a writer who started her freelancing journey in June of 2018. Lindsey lives in the Greater Chicago Area and spends her free time writing for fun, listening to music, and studying foreign languages. She graduated from Purdue University Northwest with her BA in Communication and a Minor in Media & Culture.
I have been asked a lot of times about how research is done at Positive Words Research. I am telling people that I research positive words and that I call myself a Positive Words Researcher and they tell me:” Ok, ok, this is great Elena but what does it actually means, what do you do, how this research is done, can you reference the sources of your positive words and how do you know for sure what words are positive and what words are negative?”
I am receiving messages such as:
“I am on a research team that is studying ….. . We stumbled across your website and it has been an excellent resource. We were wondering where you got your list of words from and if you had empirical evidence that we could reference in our study.”
I usually reply something like this:
“Thank you for contacting me. I am fully willing to help you with everything I can. Please give me more details about how can I specifically contribute to your project.
Related to “We were wondering where you got your list of words from and if you had empirical evidence that we could reference in our study. ” you can reference exactly Positive Words Research, put a link to the list of positive words which is https://positivewordsresearch.com/list-of-positive-words and my name Calin Elena Daniela as the researcher of positive words.
Why should you put Positive Words Research, the link, and my name as a reference?
Because I am creating this list since 2013 (in time I have added one by one the positive words after I am personally researching them and approve them as positive; the words, I am extracting them from my readings: normal books, the Bible, spiritual articles, blogs, anything I personally read). For this reason, the list of positive words from Positive Words Research is unique in the world. And it will be unique because I have more than 1500 words and phrases that I will further add to the list, but the words are still in the process of approving them as positive or not.”
Then I get replies that say something like this:
“Your website has a lot of useful words that my team could definitely use, and we always site whoever we got data from. In regards to our research, we have to have empirical evidence that backs up our statements, and because of this, I am in interested in what references you have used since creating this. Creating a website like this could have not been easy, and you must have done a lot of preparation on research to get the information needed. Knowing a little more about your process I was wondering how you have defined positive words? and how do you know that these words fit these definitions? How did you do your research, to give you the knowledge of how emotion is felt from these words? and how exactly do you individually research these words? As stated, we will always site your work because you have a lot of useful information on your web page. We just need some form of studied evidence to back it up in order for it to fit our research.”
Ok! Therefore, today I decided to write a post to give more details about how the research of positive words is actually done at Positive Words Research.
I will include some pictures to show what I do in reality. These pictures show how I do the research practically. It is very simple actually. I read a lot of text day by day and I just extract words that feel positive to me.
For example, I read some text on my iPhone and while I read, I spot some possible positive words like the ones highlighted: earnestness, openness, and heartfelt. How can I do this?
I make my judgment, based on the context of the text, based on the sentences where I initially find that word.
It is my talent, a gift that I have. My brain can spot these words. It is my natural talent and also my ability that I am training myself to have since 2013 (during 2013 I have created Positive Words Research). Since 2013 my brain reads the text and spots these possible positive words. My ability to spot positive words is high, also because the already positive words that I found and added to the List of Positive Words are already in my memory. I actually know from my memory, if I have added the word to the list of not, without checking the list. Checking the list to see if it has the word or not is something that I do later. But, in more than 90% of the cases, I know if it is a new word or not.
It is a spiritual and energetically talent that I have. I feel the vibration of positive words as being positive. My brain is wired to feel the vibration of words. Highly intuitive people, energetic healers and people that do energy clearing, have the ability to “feel” that truth is light and lies are heavy. I do the same with words. Some words I fell them light and blissful and these ones I consider positive words, and some words are heavy or very disturbing, and these ones I consider them negative words. And some words are just neutral (these words I consider them just for the purpose of filling the void, the gap, for the brain to be able to make judgments). Only positive words are connected with positive emotions and feelings. I consider that positive words are full of truth. The truth is light, therefore, positive words are light, which means with less earthly/material information but with more spiritual/healing/enlightened energy. Versus negative words which I consider full of “lies” (what is a lie? lots of stories to cover a simple truth) and also full of lots of heavy stories from history. These things give to the negative words more information (negative words are heavier because are full of a lot of information, much more information than positive words). But this more information contained by the negative words is not relevant because it just covers the truth.
Therefore, I spot the words from the text I am reading on my mobile, I highlighted them and print screen the screen (you can do this with an iPhone) to save them as pictures on my phone. But this is not the only way I do it, with my phone. For example: If I read a paper book I underline the words. If I read an online article with a lot of positive words I send the article to my email inbox with the subject “to research this text for positive words” and when I have time I re-read the article and extract the positive words.
Another day, when I have time, I look on my phone, look through the pictures and extract the words to manually add the words to a list in my notebook. I also do a search of that word on The Free Dictionary, Wikipedia, and Google. I research the word in google to read some articles that contain that word. Some of the words that I find are not in The Free Dictionary or Wikipedia and some are not even on Google. How can a word not exist in Google? Because if I read the text in a paper book and no one has used that word in an article, then the word or phrase does not exist in Google. Or people will insert a positive word in a motivational text in a picture, and Google cannot read that text (but I can, because I see it with my eyes).
You can see that the words are added in different time periods because are written with different pens in different colors. After I complete two pages of positive words or phrases, I add these words in excel. When I add the words in excel, I am again searching the words on the internet to better understand them (I read articles or the explanation in different dictionaries).
When I have time (this might be in a couple of weeks because researching positive words is my passion and I have a day job) I add the words to the online list of positive words.
Then something super amazing happens: the people all around the world are commenting online on the list/social networks or sending me messages through my newsletter/website/social platforms. Some of the social platforms of Positive Words Research are Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr. The people are commenting on the positive words, telling me that, they do not consider a word being positive, that is negative or more negative than positive. For example, a person said to me that the word: “blessing” is not positive, is more negative. Based on their messages I conclude if I delete a word from the online list or I keep it. For example, I kept the word “blessing” in the list. Also, people are sending me words or phrases that they think are positive and that I should add them to the list. Some of the words are not on the list or some of them are already on the list.
My observations and conclusions as a researcher are based on my own training and experience. I will mention some well-known people from the foundation of my training and experience:
I have studied the work of Albert Ellis who invented REBT therapy (rational emotional behavior thereby). REBT is more evolved than NLP (neuro-linguistic programming). After studying a lot of Albert Ellis books especially “Guide to a rational living” I understood the significance that internal dialogue (words that we use when we think) has on our mental health and happiness level. This is one of the main reasons why I do my work: to make a list of positive words and put it freely at the disposal of people so that they can learn and choose positive words to think better thought (for their mental health and happiness). All these positive words help a person to have a healthy mind.
I have studied the work of Nassim Haramein that coordinates The Resonance Project.
SPIRITUALITY/ENERGY CLEARING/ENERGY HEALING
I have studied the works of Christie Marie Sheldon. For example, from her, I have included the positive phrase “pure love and light” into the list of positive words. I have studied the work of Vishen Lakhiani that created Mindvalley.
During my research, I have discovered a lot of spiritual texts and noticed that spiritual people use an abundance of positive words in their texts. Therefore, I have extracted the positive words and phrases from their text and included in my list, for normal people to look through the list, wonder about the meaning of the word, look for it and learn how to be happier. For example, the word “loving-kindness” or “kindness” or even “happiness” when you search it online you find a lot of resources that you can read and learn how to improve your well-being. Including “well-being” is a positive word.
LISTS OF POSITIVE WORDS/SENTIMENT ANALYSIS
I have studied all the list of positive words from the internet such as:
A to Z of Positive Words – List compiled by Paul Foreman from Mind Map Inspiration
The list of positive words from The Benefits of Positive Thinking
The list of positive opinion words (or list of sentiment words) from GitHub
At present, the research of positive words is in progress and a lot of things need to be done. I have a lot of things to do: to decide more than 1500 words that are positive or not, to add words to the online list, to translate the list of positive words in other languages (to translate the new positive words for the lists that I already translated), to research more text and extract more positive words, to reply to many comments and emails that I receive.
For example, I want to research the religious texts from my country Romania to complete the list of positive words in Romanian (in Romanian the list of positive words is called “Lista de cuvinte pozitive”) because in my country I discovered that something different is happening, than in other countries: most of the highly spiritual (highly positive words) are found in the religious text (like scriptures, psalms, or text written by priests, saints that profoundly believe in God). So I need to go through all this text and extract the positive words or phrases. Which I will do, in my life, before I reach 100 years old.
I am working to create a better version of the online application that I call Positive Words Researcher. Positive Words Researcher is a free online application that finds positive words in a text. I want to make the application on categories (usual/normal positive words and highly spiritual positive words) and to also make it in more languages.
For everyone that wants to use my research on positive words for a different project please contact me and tell me about your project and if you need to reference your work please use this:
I understand that is something new for people to reference a link, but this is how things are done nowadays. We do our research and document them not on paper anymore, but on the internet. Thank you for referencing my work in your project. Researching positive words is my passion and I will do these many years from now.
Have a blissful day full of magic awesomeness and lots of happiness,
Calin Elena Daniela, the founder of Positive Words Research
Please find below a list of positive words resources that are found on the internet. This list is updated constantly. If you want to add something to this list feel free to share it by commenting below.
1. The book Positive Words, Powerful Results: Simple Ways to Honor, Affirm, and Celebrate Life written by Hal Urban. You can purchase it from Amazon.
2. The List of Positive Words that you can find on Positive Words Research. It is an amazing list built in two years with the support of a lot of people all around the world that just wanted to contribute. Each positive word is carefully approved to be a positive word. You can check all the comments from this list to see that some of the words proposed were not included in the list because they were concluded to not be positive.
3. The positive words from Enchanted Learning.
4. Positive words from Creative Affirmations. Here you can find Positive Words – The Complete List. And also you can download, from the same page, the exclusive Positive Word Dictionary which includes definitions for over 390 words, and example affirmations for each. All you need to do is to subscribe to their mailing list and you will receive it for free.
5. Positive words from Winspiration. What I like about their list is that they also have included short sentences that are also considered positive like King of the Brightens up, No 1, Easy as 1,2 3 (ABC), Sky high, Make dreams come true, Does the trick, Make my day.
6. A comprehensive list of positive words from The Benefits of Positive Thinking. They also have interesting introductions giving you information about why words are important and how they can make your life better.
7. The Positive Adjective Glossary from Systemagic Productions. I love it how they name the list, I quote “The finest words in the English language”. They also have a small introduction before listing the positive words and I quote something that I really like: “It creates good emotional health for everyone and can make magic happen.”. <3 so awesome I love it.
8. Dictionary to explain the meaning of positive words: Dictionary of Positivity: Positivity in Your Pocket. You can purchase the dictionary from Amazon and is written by Juha Salmela from Positive Thesaurus. There an entire world of positive words at Positive Thesaurus, it is useful to check it out.
9. The amazing resources that can be found at Positive Imperative. Their mission statement is “Driving the world to positivity” and the founder is Victor Sinclair. He invented the term posiwords that comes from positive words. He also invented some new positive words.
I quote the introduction to posiwords: “In order to have a positive society, it is imperative to have both positive communications as well as a positive vocabulary. Historically we have been driven by a dominantly negative vocabulary, which creates more negativity. PosiWords is a reflection of needed more positive words to replace our negative focused communication.”.
I love the quote by Margaret Mead that I found on their website: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
The secret of positive thinking is: POSITIVE WORDS.
Positive thinking is generated by inserting positive words in various sentences. If you know positive words, you can build whatever positive thoughts you need. If you know positive words, you can hack your mind by having control over your positive thinking. Today I am inviting you to ask yourself if you know how to think positively and if you really know how to generate positive thoughts for yourself and for the people around you.
How to Build Positive Thinking with Positive Words?
“YOUR HAPPINESS depends upon your very own thoughts. No one else can think your thoughts for you. Deliberately think thoughts of what you want because they’re the thoughts that make you happy.” – Rhonda Byrne
Find below 40 examples of various positive sentences created with positive words that will help you improve your positive thinking.
I love ….. I love kindness. I love loving-kindness. I love hope. I love success. I love abundance. I love courage. I love happiness. I love grace. I love peace. I love light.
I love ….. and ….. loves me I love gratitude and gratitude loves me. I love beauty and beauty loves me. I love abundance and abundance loves me.
I am grateful for ….. I am grateful for awesomeness. I am grateful for love. I am grateful for serenity.
I am grateful for ….. and ….. is grateful for me I am grateful for hope and hope is grateful for me. I am grateful for peace and peace is grateful for me. I am grateful for grace and grace is grateful for me.
I am ….. I am love. I am beauty. I am magic. I am courageous. I am creative. I am freedom. I am success. I am truthfulness. I am openness. I am enlightenment. I am grace. I am vibrant. I am awesomeness. I am happiness. I am health.
I am blessed with ….. I am blessed with happiness. I am blessed with success. I am blessed with love. I am blessed with pure love and light. I am blessed with health.
I am a magnet for ….. I am a magnet for success. I am a magnet for good fortune. I am a magnet for happiness. I am a magnet for love. I am a magnet for goodness. I am a magnet for health.
I choose ….. I choose love. I choose kindness. I choose forgiveness. I choose appreciation. I choose happiness. I choose peace. I choose hope. I choose loving-kindness. I choose grace.
I have ….. I have abundance. I have love. I have enough. I have hope. I have faith. I have understanding. I have forgiveness. I have blessings.
I affirm ….. I affirm success. I affirm beauty. I affirm love. I affirm forgiveness. I affirm fun. I affirm gratitude. I affirm truthfulness.
I appreciate ….. I appreciate love. I appreciate abundance. I appreciate loving-kindness.
I attract ….. I attract abundance. I attract kindness. I attract peace. I attract health.
I ….. every detail of my life. I love every detail of my life. I am grateful for every detail of my life. I appreciate every detail of my life.
….. is blessing me. Love is blessing me. Gratitude is blessing me. Faith is blessing me.
The energy of ….. is blessing me. The energy of love is blessing me. The energy of serenity is blessing me.
God is blessing me with ….. God is blessing me with love. God is blessing me with light. God is blessing me with ease.
God has blessed me with ….. God has blessed me with kindness. God had blessed me with joy. God had blessed me with contentment.
I have enough ….. I have enough love. I have enough kindness. I have enough beauty. I have enough magic.
I have more than enough ….. I have more than enough love. I have more than enough peace. I have more than enough grace.
There is an abundance of ….. and it’s on its way to me There is an abundance of happiness and it’s on its way to me.
I am a ….. magnet I am a happiness magnet.
I am receiving ….. every day I am receiving happiness every day.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for ….. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for happiness.
I have plenty of ….. I have plenty of happiness.
I can afford ….. I can afford peace of mind.
….. comes easily and frequently. Contentment comes easily and frequently.
I am good at ….. I am good at happiness. I am good at gratitude.
I have always been able to be ….. I have always been able to be happy. I have always been able to be grateful.
I have always been able to have ….. I have always been able to have love. I have always been able to have peace.
I am a very good ….. I am very good at appreciation. I am very good at acceptance. I am very good at forgiveness.
I am very ….. I am very happy. I am very content. I am very safe. I am very blessed.
I love my ….. I love my happiness. I love my blessings. I love my blissfulness. I love my serenity. I love my power.
My ….. is good. My happiness is good. My peace is good. My awesomeness is good.
I am always ….. I am always grateful. I am always peaceful. I am always kind. I am always amazing. I am always fabulous.
I am a very good ….. maker. I am a very good happiness maker. I am a very good awesomeness maker.
I can see my ….. I can see my happiness. I can see my abundance. I can see my serenity. I can see my optimism. I can see my grace.
It is easy for me to make ….. It is easy for me to make blissfulness. It is easy for me to make faith. It is easy for me to make ease.
….. seems to stay in my hands. Happiness seems to stay in my hands. Loving-kindness seems to stay in my hands. Hope seems to stay in my hands.
Life is full of ….. Life is full of beauty. Life is full of kindness. Life is full of abundance. Life is full of love.
I receive now….. Thank you. I receive now happiness. Thank you. I receive now loving-kindness. Thank you. I receive now power. Thank you.
Find inspiration for positive words in the List of Positive Words from Positive Words Research. Positive thinking is done with positive words. Think positive! Positive minds live positive lives.
“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habit. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Gandhi
The important words in this quote are THOUGHTS, WORDS, BEHAVIOR, HABITS, VALUES, DESTINY.
Gandhi used the word “positive” in relation to the first 3 words: THOUGHTS, WORDS, BEHAVIOR. The remaining 3 words HABITS, VALUES, and DESTINY do not have the word “positive” associated with them. Why? When you focus on keeping positive your THOUGHTS, WORDS, BEHAVIOR then you do not have to work on keeping your HABITS, VALUES, and DESTINY positive, because they will become automatically positive and benefit you. Your thoughts, words, and behavior are the cause (the source), while your habits, values, and destiny are only consequences.
According to a study, for a mature brain, 80% of the THOUGHTS are internalized sentences, the rest being images and others. A significant amount of your thoughts are only sentences and sentences are made of simple words. Words are words. but thoughts are also words, at least in a significant amount.
You need to know positive words in order to create positive sentences. It is good for you to have the ability to not create negative sentences, which a lot of people do by understanding the negative, fighting, and correcting it. What is quite essential for your well-being is to have the ability to create positive sentences in your mind, so that you know how to think positively, so that you can be happy.
Awareness of a Certain Word Makes You Feel That Word
Albert Einstein says: “Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.”
It tells us that when you have a problem, first increase your level of awareness and then try to solve it. Applied to the world of emotions, when you have an emotional problem first increase your level of awareness and then try to solve it. But what awareness should you increase? the negative or the positive one? Read further.
You feel bad and hurt because you are focusing too much on a certain negative word, trying to understand it, not getting over it, and letting it go. You are staying UNDER the negative emotion (to UNDERstand it) not getting OVER it by increasing the energy of your positive emotions which will lift you higher than your problems. You label negative emotion with negative words and you get yourself stuck with that emotion. For the moment you are located at the level of awareness of that negative word. The solution is to increase your awareness for the positive word, which is the opposite of the negative word but not quite likes the antonyms.
For example, the opposite of anger is self-love, self-compassion, self-kindness. You become aware of the fact that you are burning yourself with anger because you are disconnected from yourself. Anger is always created because we don’t take care of ourselves when we really need to.
How to Use the Power of Words
Label with a single word your negative emotion. For example: “I am sad”, but don’t try to understand it. Because your brain will focus on the word “sad” and provide you answers about why you are sad. But you do not need to know why you are sad, you actually need to know how you can be happy. Read step two.
Immediately replace the negative word with a positive word: “I am not happy”. Now is time to understand why you are not happy. You will see that your mind will focus on the word happy and provide a solution for you about what to do to be happier. But don’t stop here, read step three.
Start repeating in your mind the word “happiness”. Even better, you can write down on a piece of paper the word “HAPPINESS” with caps. Do this reinforcement of the word “happiness”, at least 35 times. Then, start researching about the word: happiness. Read in the dictionary what happiness means. Increase your awareness by reading articles on the internet on the word happiness. Go further and read books about happiness. You will discover a magic new world you never knew about.
Bring more magic into your life by researching the word GRATITUDE or inspire yourself from the List of Positive Words created by Positive Words Research. Continue your research about positive words, because it will take you to the positive side of life. Anyway, life is short, you do not have time to think and do something else than beauty in your life. Access the list of positive words to brighten your day!