There are many thousands of positive words throughout this website.

These are the words that EMPOWER the other words.

The Positive Emotions

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Dr. Barbara Fredrickson identifies the top 10 positive emotions as Interest, Amusement, Inspiration, Hope, Pride, Serenity, Love, Joy, Awe, and Gratitude.

These emotions improve your physiology; your heart and your immune system as well as your mental health and ability.

Gramercy (from "Grand Merci!") is the Apotheosis

Simple acknowledgement of these positive emotions, as they occur, is genuinely uplifting:

HOPE - The whole range from Hope to Certainty.

Advancement, Advocacy, Aid, Aim, Ambition, Anticipation, Apprehension, Approach, Aspiration, Assumption, Assuredness, Attraction, Belief, Boost, Bright side, Buoyancy, Certainty, Certitude, Comfort, Commission, Conceivability, Confidence, Conjecture, Constancy, Conviction, Dearest wish, Dependence, Desiderata, Desideratum, Desire, Direction, Dream, Drive, Encouragement, Enthusiasm, Envisagement, Expectancy, Expectation, Faith, Faithfulness, Fancy, Forecast, Foreseeability, Fortitude, Future, Gain, Goal, Goodness, Heaven, Helpfulness, Hopefulness, Incentive, Inducement, Inspiration, Intent, Intention, Interdependence, Invigoration, Kindness, Likelihood, Love, Loyalty, Need, Objective, Opportunity, Optimism, Outlook, Paradise, Picture, Plan, Possibility, Possibleness, Potential, Potentiality, Prediction, Presumption, Prevision, Probability, Promise, Prospect, Purpose, Pursuit, Quality, Reinforcement, Reliance, Rosiness, Sanguineness, Sanguinity, Security, Speculation, Succor, Support, Supposition, Sureness, Surety, Thinkableness, Trial, Trust, Upwardness, Utopia, Virtuality, Vision, Want, Whole-spiritedness, Wish, Yen.

The Positive Emotions of 'Interest/Amusement' and 'Pride' can have undesirable egocentric aspects to them.  Similarly 'Awe' can have it's fearsome side. Of exclusive interest are the healthy most positive sides of these words.

"I'm open to..."

 

INTEREST /AMUSEMENT & INSPIRATION

Absorption, Advantage, Affect, Affinity, Agacerie, Alliance, Allure, Allurement, Amusement, Animation, Appeal, Applicability, Appositeness, Ardency, Ardour, Arousal, Attendance, Attention, Attentiveness, Attraction, Attractiveness, Avidity, Avidness, Awakening, Bait, Beckon, Beguilement, Behoof, Belonging, Benefit, Boon, Call forth, Calling, Captivation, Care, Carrot, Chemistry, Choice, Compeller, Compulsion,  Connection, Consideration, Consonance, Craving, Curiosity, Curiousness, Dash, Dazzle, Delight, Demand, Desire, Desirableness, Destiny, Direction, Diversion, Dividend, Draw, Drive, Eagerness, Effectiveness, Elan, Enamouredness, Enchantingness, Enchantment, Encouragement, Endearment, Energization, Engagingness, Engrossingness, Engrossment, Enjoyment, Enkindler, Enlivenment, Enrapturement, Enthrallment, Enthusiasm, Entertainment, Enticement, Entrancement, Evocation, Evoker, Exhilaration, Exuberance, Fancy, Fascination, Favourite, Fervor, Flirtation, Focus, Fondness, Grab, Grabber, Gratification, Gravy, Heed, Hold, Hook, Hunger, Immersion, Import, Impression, Impulse, Incentive, Incitement, Inclination, Inducement, Indulgence, Infatuation, Inflamer, Influence, Inquisitiveness, Inspiration, Inspiriter, Inspiritment, Interest, Interestingness, Intrigue, Invitation, Invitingness, Involvement, Impassionedness, Keenness, Kindling, Leaning, Liking, Livelihood, Lodestone, Longing, Lure, Magnetization, Matter, Merit, Mesmerization, Mesmerizer, Mission, Motivation, Motive, Newsworthiness, Notice, Oomph, Partiality, Participation, Passion, Patronage, Peculiarity, Perk, Persuasion, Persuasiveness,  Pizazz,  Pleasure, Poignancy, Predilection, Preference, Preoccupation, Priority, Provocation, Purpose, Pursuance, Pursuit, Quality, Raise, Ravishment, Refreshment, Regardfulness, Relation, Relevance, Relevancy, Relish, Responsiveness, Revelation, Riveter, Search, Seducement, Seduction, Seductiveness, Solicitude, Spellbinder, Spice, Spiciness, Spirit, Steerer, Stimulant, Stimulation, Stimulus, Summoner, Sweetener, Sweetening, Tantalization, Temptation, Thoughtfulness, Thirst, Tickle, Titillation, Transfixion, Transportability, Turn on, Understanding, Use, Vehemence, Verve, Viewpoint, Vigour, Vim, Vivacity, Want, Whim, Winsomeness, Wow, Yearning, Yen, Zeal, Zealousness, Zestfulness

PRIDE

Amour-propre, Aplomb, Assurance, Assuredness, Bloom, Blossom, Boldness, Cachet, Certitude, Character, Composure, Confidence, Congratulations, Contentedness, Cred, Credit, Decency, Elevation, Ethics, Excellence, Faith, Fullness, Gallantry, Gladness, Good thing, Grace, Graciousness, Gratification, Happiness, Honour, Identity, Inspiration, Integrity, Liveliness, Merit, Morale, Morality, Nobility, Nobleness, Peace of Mind, Pleasure, Poise, Prestige, Pride, Propriety, Proudness, Rectitude, Refreshment, Respect, Respectability, Righteousness, Satisfaction, Self-confidence, Self-Esteem, Self-Love, Self-regard, Self-reliance, Self-respect, Self-satisfaction, Self-trust, Self-worth, Sensibility, Serenity, Significance, Sufficiency, Sureness, Surety, Trust, Upstandingness, Vigour, Virtue, Well-being, Worth, Worthiness.

SERENITY

Accord, Agreement, Amity, Aplomb, Armistice, Assurance, Ataraxia, Ataraxis, Ataraxy, Atonement, At-oneness, Balance, Bed of Roses, Blessedness, Breeze, Calm, Calmness, Capacity, Chill, Clarity, Clearness, Collectedness, Comfort, Comity, Composedness, Composure, Concord, Concordance, Consonance, Constancy, Contemplation, Contentedness, Contentment, Coolheadedness, Coolness, Detachment, Dignity, Dispassion, Ease, Easiness, Easygoingness, Effortlessness, Enlightenment, Enough, Equability, Equanimity, Equilibrium, Evenness, Forbearance, Freedom, Fulfillment, Gentleness, Gladness, Goodwill, Gratification, Happiness, Harmony, Heart, Heartsease, Heaven, Humility, Impartiality, Imperturbability, Imperturbation, Indisturbance, Inexcitability, Insouciance, Juste-milieu, Justice, Law & Order, Leisure, Leniency, Lenity, Levelheadedness, Liberty, Marmoreal Repose, Middle Way, Mildness, Moderateness, Moderation, Naturalness, Neutrality, Nirvana, Noiselessness, Nonaggression, Nonchalance, Nonviolence, Nothing in excess, Order, Orderliness, Pacifism, Paradise, Passiveness, Passivity, Patience, Peace and Quiet, Peace of mind, Peace, Peaceableness, Peacefulness, Philosophicalness, Philosophy, Placidity, Placidness, Poise, Presence of mind, Quiescence, Quiescency, Quiet, Quietism, Quietness, Quietude, Relaxation, Relaxedness, Reliability, Relief, Repletion, Requiescence, Reserve, Rest, Restfulness, Sangfroid, Satiety, Satisfaction, Satori, Security, Sedateness, Self-assurance, Self-composedness, Self-Control, Self-possession, Self-restraint, Sereneness, Serenity, Silence, Simplicity, Smoothness, Snugness, Sobriety, Soothingness, Soundlessness, Stability, Staidness, Steadiness, Stillness, Temperance, Temperateness, Tranquility, Tranquilness, Understanding, Unexcitability, Unflappability, Unison, Unity, Unreservedness, Unruffledness, Untroubledness, Wellbeing

LOVE

Abidingness, Acceptance, Accord, Acknowledgement, Admiration, Adoration, Adulation, Affection, Affinity, Agape, Ailurophila, Allegiance, Alliance, Altruism, Amativeness, Amiability, Amiableness, Amicability, Amicableness, Amity, Amore, Amour-propre, Appeal, Appraisal, Appreciation, Appreciativeness, Approbation, Approval, Ardour, Aroha, Asset, Attachment, Attraction, Avidity, Awareness, Beauty, Beguin, Benefaction, Beneficence, Benevolence, Benevolentness, Bigheartedness, Billet-doux, Biophilia, Bliss, Brightness, Brotherhood, Camaraderie, Care, Caritas, Charitableness, Charity, Choice, Cognizance, Comfort, Comity, Commiseration, Commitment, Communion, Community, Companionship, Compassion, Compassionateness, Compatibility, Completion, Comprehension, Concord, Condolence, Connection, Consideration, Consonance, Cooperation, Deference, Delight, Devotedness, Devotion, Elevation, Emotion, Empathy, Enamouredness, Enchantment, Endearment, Faithfulness, Fancy, Favour, Feeling, Fellowship, Fidelity, Fondness, Forbearance, Forgiveness, Fraternity, Friendliness, Friendship, Generosity, Geniality, Gentleness, Givingness, Godliness, Good wishes, Goodness, Goodwill, Grace, Graciousness, Harmony,  Heart, Heartiness, Helpfulness, Hippophilia, Honour, Humaneness, Humanitarianism, Ideal, Idealism, Idealization, Increase, Infatuation, Innocence, Inspiration, Interest, Joy, Kindheartedness, Kindness, Kinship, Law, Largeheartedness, Largesse, Lenience, Leniency, Lenity, Life, Like-mindedness, Logophilia, Loveableness, Magnanimity, Mercy, Mindset, Mood, Mutuality, Neighbourlikeness, Neighbourliness, Nourishment, Nurture, Oneness, Option, Pacifism, Pardon, Partiality, Pash, Passion, Penchant, Perception, Perfection, Philalethia, Philanthropism, Philanthropy, Philocaly, Philogyny, Philology, Philomathy, Philonoism, Philosophicalness, Philosophy, Philoxenia, Pleasure, Polyamory, Potency, Preciousness, Predilection, Predisposition, Preference, Prize, Probity, Propensity, Purity, Quintessence, Rapport, Rapprochement, Rapture, Reaction, Reciprocity, Recognition, Regard, Respect, Responsiveness, Retrophilia, Revelry, Reverence, Romanticism, Sanction, Satisfaction, Selection, Sensation, Sensibility, Sensitivity, Sensuality, Sentiment, Sentimentality, Service, Sharing, Sheltering, Shielding, Sincerity, Sisterhood, Sociability, Sociality, Sodality, Softheartedness, Solidarity, Spark, Spirituality, Steadfastness, Support, Sweetener, Sweetness, Sympathy, Tenderheartedness, Tenderness, Theological Virtue, Theophilanthropism, Togetherness, Tolerance, Treasure, Trust, Truthfulness, Typhlophilia, Understanding, Unfailingness, Union, Unison, Unity, Urge, Valuation, Value, Veneration, Virtue, Warmheartedness, Warmth, Welcome, Wholeheartedness, Wisdom, Xenophilia, Xenophily, Yen

The word Philosophy originates with the Greek 'Philos" (In love with...) "Sophia" (...Wisdom).

Romantic Adjectives

JOY

Affability, Afterglow, Agreeability, Agreeableness, Alleviation, Amiability, Amusement, Appreciation, At-oneness, Avidity, Blast, Blessedness, Bliss, Blissfulness, Blitheness, Blithesomeness, Bonniness, Boost, Brightness, Bright side, Buoyancy, Celebration, Cheer, Cheerfulness, Cheeriness,…    ...Some would argue that "Chocolate" belongs here...      …Cloud Nine, Congeniality, Congenialness, Contentedness, Contentment, Conviviality, Cordiality, Delectation, Delight, Delightedness, Delightfulness, Ease, Ebullience, Ecstasy, Effervescence, Elation, Elevation, Enchantment, Enjoyableness, Enjoyment, Enlightenment, Enlivenment, Enthrallment, Enthusiasm, Euphoria, Exaltation, Excitation, Exhilaration, Exuberance, Exultance, Exultation, Felicity, Festivity, Fortunateness, Frivolity, Frolic, Fulfillment, Fun, Gaiety, Gas, Gayness, Gladness, Gladsomeness, Glee, Gleefulness, Glow, Good Fortune, Good Nature, Good Spirit(s), Gratification, Gratulation, Gusto, Happiness, Hey-day, High, Hilariousness, Hilarity, Hoot, Humour, Hurrah, In seventh Heaven, Intoxication, Jauntiness, Jocosity, Jocularity, Jocundity, Joie de Vivre, Jollies, Jollification, Jolliness, Jollity, Joviality, Joy, Joyance, Joyfulness, Joyousness, Jubilance, Jubilation, Jubilee, Kick, Laughs, Laughter, Levity, Lift, Lightheartedness, Liveliness, Merriment, Merriness, Merrymaking, Mirth, Mirthfulness, Nirvana, Optimism, Pep, Peppiness, Play, Perkiness, Playfulness, Pleasantness, Pleasure, Primrose Path, Rapture, Ravishment, Regalement, Rejoicing, Relish, Repletion, Revelry, Rhapsody, Rollick, Romp, Rosiness, Satiety, Satisfaction, Seventh Heaven, Sociability, Sparkle, Spice, Spirit, Spiritedness, Sportiveness, Spree, Sprightliness, Sunshine, Tang, Thrill, Titillation, Transport, Treat, Uplift, Vim, Vitality, Vitalization, Vivaciousness, Vivacity, Vivification, Whimsy, Well-being, Zeal, Zest, Zing, Zip

Smile More - It alleviates pain.

 

AWE

Acclaim, Acclamation, Admiration, Adoration, Adulation, Affection, Allegiance, Amazedness, Amazement, Apex, Apogee, Apotheosis, Appeal, Appreciation, Appreciativeness, Approbation, Approval, Astonishment, Astoundment, Awe, Awesomeness, Bedazzlement, Climax, Dazzlement, Deference, Deification, Delight, Devotion, Elevation, Esteem, Exaltation, Fascination, Favour, Fidelity, Flabbergast, Flabbergastment, Glorification, Glory, Greatness, Great Respect, Height, Homage, Honour, Idolatry, Idolization, Impression, Inspiration, Love, Loyalty, Marvel, Ne Plus Ultra, Obeisance, Peak, Piousness, Pietism, Piety, Pinnacle, Quintessence, Recognition, Regard, Respect, Reverence, Reverential Regard, Reverential wonder, Sensation, Stimulation, Sublimity, Surprise, Top, Tribute, Veneration, Vertex, Wonder, Wonderment, Worship, Zenith

GRATITUDE

Acknowledgement, Admiration, Adoration, Affection, Answer, Apperception, Appreciation, Appreciativeness, Apprehension, Approbation, Approval, Assimilation, Awareness, Benison, Blessing, Cognition, Cognizance, Comprehension, Conception, Consciousness, Credit, Discovery, Favour, Glorification, Glory, Grace, Gramercy, Gratefulness, Gratitude, Hailing, Honour, Honouring, Idealization, Joy, Love, Nod, Notice, Perception, Praise, Realization, Recognition, Recognizance (archaic), Regard, Respect, Responsiveness, Reverence, Sanctification, Thankfulness, Thanks, Thanksgiving, Tribute, Understanding, Valuation, Verity

Ta!

 

"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich."

 -- DIETRICH BONHOEFFER

Hypothesis: Gramercy is the apogee and destination as well as the path.  This is what God wants us to be because it invites Him in on the love and joy experience, glowing our existence and shining in the sunlight; ready to dance at a moment's notice sore back notwithstanding.

 

Positivity widens the scope to BIG PICTURE 'Oneness'.

More Barbara Fredrickson Vids

Loving Kindness Meditation

"What, then, are the fruits of love?  The fruits of the spirit; which are kindness, hope, fellowship, love, friendship, patience... that ye manifest them in whatsoever place ye find yourself, and your soul shall grow in grace, in knowledge, in understanding..."

- Edgar Cayce 436-2

The underlined words all relate to other people. The happiest people spend time with friends and family.

 

The Positive Adjective Glossary

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