101 Positive Words

POSITIVE WORD CLOUD

Over the years, I’ve compiled a list of words that [I feel] have positive attributes associated with them.  At first glance, some of the words may seem as though they should probably be on a different list – I mean, how is ‘comprehend’ a positive word?!  Well, think about how it feels to be challenged by an idea, only to later grasp its significance and look back with full comprehension.  Looking back, you realize how far your understanding has grown on this particular idea, and that understanding, is a very positive thing, my friend!  If we are not constantly gaining insight, we are either losing it or simply maintaining the status quo, and to me?  Those attributes are anything but positive!

Take a look at the words provided below – use them as writing prompts, share them with others, whatever you can think of, just spread the light that is burning inside of you, dying to be shared!

1. Love
2. Believe
3. Hope
4. Live
5. Create
6. Dream
7. Peace
8. Free
9. Imagine
10. Discover
11. Think
12. Change
13. Simplify
14. Remember
15. Joy
16. Wisdom
17. Fate
18. Gracious
19. Unity
20. Forgive
21. Patience
22. Overcome
23. Endure
24. Wish
25. Listen
26. Passion
27. Gratitude
28. Relax
29. Happiness
30. Harmony
31. Wonder
32. Feel
33. Clarity
34. Inspire
35. Live
36. Explore
37. Smile
38. Balance
39. Respect
40. See
41. Be
42. Heal
43. Faith
44. Restore
45. Journey
46. Adore
47. Learn
48. Know
49. Solace
50. Calm
51. Enjoy
52. Breathe
53. Seek
54. Hold
55. Centered
56. Being
57. Prevail
58. Continue
59. Silence
60. Rest
61. Chill
62. Tranquil
63. Shine
64. Light
65. Bright
66. Unwind
67. Open
68. Experience
69. Embrace
70. Give
71. Receive
72. Progress
73. Accept
74. Comprehend
75. Take in
76. Realize
77. Lead
78. Utilize
79. Teach
80. Humble
81. Spirit
82. Unite
83. Comfort
84. Beauty
85. Bliss
86. Fly
87. Free
88. Renew
89. Wander
90. Wonder
91. Purpose
92. Meaning
93. Find
94. Hugs
95. Kisses
96. Xoxoxo
97. Always
98. Close
99. Cherish
100. Revel
101. Deep

I would love to hear how you have benefited from the spreading of your own positive energy, so please feel free to share!  I hope you enjoy!

Find beauty in the simple things, even words!

Darkness & Light

 

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The purpose of darkness is to cover up light. The purpose of light is to expose darkness. The two coexist cyclically in the physical (or visual) world, but beyond what we can see with our eyes, they are constantly at war.

Our consciences are the voices inside our heads that tell us right from wrong, and therefore, interpret what we cannot see.

Our minds are like light switches that are wired to our hearts – in order to turn light on within, we must freely choose to flip the switch.  We must learn to engage our hearts, so they can produce the energy required to power the light that brightens our minds.

However, because our consciences reside within our minds as part of our physical bodies, they are also part of the imperfect (or fallen) state of man. This means that over time, if light is not produced within our minds through observation & intentional self-study that is guided by the heart, then darkness will gain a foothold.  When darkness holds the majority within our hearts and minds, the amount of light inside becomes increasingly harder and harder to find…..

For more on Light, check this out!

Search for the beauty within, so that you may find the light that you so desperately desire!

The Faith of a Child

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In Capernaum, near the Sea of Galilee, Jesus was speaking with his disciples about heaven. When the disciples inquired about who was the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven, Jesus welcomed a child into their presence and replied, “I assure you that unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven. The greatest in the Kingdom of heaven is the one who humbles himself and becomes like this child.”  (Matthew 18: 3-4)

After reading this, I began to think.  How does one humble himself and become like a child?  What child-like characteristic(s) must one possess in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven?  In writing my list of “necessary” traits for the faith of a child, three stood out:

  1. Curiosity
  2. Forgiveness
  3. Untainted by Emotion

If we are not curious, we will never learn.

If we cannot forgive, light-stifling darkness will slowly begin to consume our hearts and minds, as our subconscious [unbeknownst to us] secretly dwells on the resentment that remains as a side effect of harboring negative feelings toward another entity.

And finally, if we allow these negative emotions to control us without conscious knowledge of the darkness that is gradually building inside our minds over time, we will begin to weaken and bend until we are no more useful than the keyboard I am typing this on.  We become like puppets, or ‘robots’ as I like to say, our minds being manipulated by the world around us.

All of us have “robot-isms” – it is our human nature.  However, unless you are able to recognize this fact and routinely acknowledge its presence, all while maintaining enough curiosity about its existence, in order to consistently seek out knowledge with the intent of continuously bettering yourself – you just might not enter the Kingdom of heaven (per Jesus).

Face your fears and find the beauty in them!

Birds & Rain

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(Image via It’sGreg @ Flickr):  

Observations:

a. Why do birds go crazy in the rain?
b. Rain = Water
c. Water = Source of Life
d. Birds ‘delight’ in the source of life & also represent freedom

During a recent rain shower, I sat under the shelter of my porch in awe, as I watched the curious nature of several birds delightfully reveling in the raindrops coming down from above. I remembered seeing the same thing a couple months ago after a surprise snowfall, and decided to take note.

This small message of hope might go unnoticed by most, but I could not dismiss the synchronistic meaning that these events formed within my heart. As this congregation of varying species of birds, came together to prance and sing for my viewing pleasure, it appeared as if they were giving thanks for a much needed gift. I pondered this idea and realized that water is a gift – we are born of it and also require it for survival; it is the source of life.

No, this note is not just about birds.  It is an observation of the message they carry with them, in their songs of delight. Birds are the free spirits of air, and have often been used as bearers of messages.  For example, in times of war, homing pigeons were used as messengers to carry word of engaged parties who could not otherwise get word back to their home base. 

Today, we can also choose to see these curious animals of flight in the same way, as messengers. So the next time you find yourself staring out the window in a daydream and catch glimpse of birds at play, take note of their message and how it might apply to you.

There is so much more on this subject, and among the many articles I have found, the following is a wonderful reflection on the divine meaning of these messengers of the air.  Enjoy!

Birds as Divine Messengers: Animal Angels, Spirit Guides and Totems:  How God May Send Messages to You Through Birds

Pay attention to the otherwise unnoticed beauty surrounding you, in the places you might least expect.

God’s Love Fills the Earth

LOVE“The LORD loves what is righteous and just; his constant love fills the earth.”

Psalm 33:5 (GNT)

In reference to, “his constant love fills the earth,” what exactly is God’s love?  The love that is known by most of us as human beings is not the love of which this verse is referring. This love is an effect of the presence of the Holy Spirit, God’s witness and protector of man. Without it, what would be here to convict us of guilt or show us the good in the world?

We can know the Holy Spirit is present, when we clearly see and participate in the spreading of God’s light. Ways of doing this could include empathizing and forgiving others, remaining objective in social interactions, observing our behavior in order to catch the wrong we are doing and turn it right, so that others might model their behavior after our own, resulting in the incremental “betterness” of ourselves and those surrounding us. These selfless acts, and ultimate spreading of light, can only be attained through the indwelling of a deep agape love in the very core of our beings; in our hearts (or souls).

Therefore, God’s “constant love fills the earth,” by the continued presence of light, hope, and goodness in the world.  His Witness teaches us to love, by compelling us to do what God loves – that “what is righteous and just,” so that God’s love will continue to spread throughout the world, and “fill the earth.

“The LORD loves what is righteous and just, his constant love fills the earth.”

 

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