Broaden Your Words- Broaden Your Life!

by elizabethbrantley

Don’t just be “good”, “fine” or “happy”. Be specific!

If you can articulate exactly what you are feeling by choosing the right word you can consistently inspire and communicate better with yourself, those around you and Life. All of the words below describe a positive state you can enter into immediately by choice and recognition. What a true abundance of joy we all contain through our emotions!

The central question here is, Could we enhance our lives and the lives of others by choosing better words? Let’s try it out! Over the weekend, find one word that “clicks” with you, that tastes delicious in your mouth, and use it repetitively. How do you feel after you use it? At the end of the weekend?

May this list be the beginning of one that you use to define your states more clearly . May it help you realize how brilliant, blessed and self-aware you can be.

  • Absorbed
  • Adventurous
  • Affectionate
  • Alert
  • Alive
  • Amazed
  • Amused
  • Animated
  • Appreciative
  • Ardent
  • Aroused
  • Astonished
  • Blissful
  • Breathless
  • Buoyant
  • Brilliant
  • Calm
  • Carefree
  • Cheerful
  • Comfortable
  • Composed
  • Confident
  • Contented
  • Cool
  • Curious
  • Dazzled
  • Delighted
  • Eager
  • Ebullient
  • Ecstatic
  • Effervescent
  • Elated
  • Enchanted
  • Encouraged
  • Energetic
  • Engrossed
  • Enlivened
  • Enthusiastic
  • Excited
  • Exhilarated
  • Expansive
  • Expectant
  • Exultant
  • Fabulous
  • Fascinated
  • Free
  • Friendly
  • Fulfilled
  • Gorgeous
  • Glad
  • Gleeful
  • Glorious
  • Glowing
  • Good-humored
  • Grateful
  • Gratified
  • Helpful
  • Hopeful
  • Incredible
  • Inquisitive
  • Inspired
  • Intense
  • Interested
  • Intrigued
  • Invigorated
  • Involved
  • Jazzed
  • Joyous
  • Joyful
  • Jubilant
  • Juiced
  • Loving
  • Merry
  • Moved
  • Optimistic
  • Overjoyed
  • Overwhelmed
  • Passionate
  • Peaceful
  • Perky
  • Phenomenal
  • Pleasant
  • Pleased
  • Proud
  • Quiet
  • Radiant
  • Rapturous
  • Refreshed
  • Relaxed
  • Relieved
  • Satisfied
  • Secure
  • Sensitive
  • Serene
  • Splendid
  • Stimulated
  • Surprised
  • Tender
  • Thankful
  • Thrilled
  • Touched
  • Tranquil
  • Trusting
  • Upbeat
  • Vivacious
  • Warm
  • Wide-Awake
  • Wonderful  *

Please feel free to send me more words! Let’s compile a list so grand and so joyous that we cannot help but refer to it daily like stooping down to get a cold, refreshing drink from a flowing mountain stream.

* The majority of this list was taken from Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D’s brilliant book, Nonviolent Communication. If I could create “mandatory” curriculum for all humans, this book would be on it.

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