I think you are brilliantHappiness is a trendy word and that’s wonderful, but what does it really mean?

Being able to answer this question with accuracy is important, because to understand the causes and effects of happiness, you first need to be able to define it.

Happiness, then, is commonly defined as the state of being happy, and often tentatively explained with synonym words such as pleasure, contentment, satisfaction, cheerfulness, merriment, gaiety, joy, joyfulness, joviality, jollity, glee, delight, good spirits, lightheartedness, well-being, enjoyment; exuberance, exhilaration, elation, ecstasy, jubilation, rapture, bliss, blissfulness, and euphoria.

This definition sweeps so large that it reminds me of a joke by Woody Allen: “I once took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in 15 minutes. It’s about Russia.”

Personally I prefer the definition of researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky who says that happiness is the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile.

How do you get that?

Laughter can help a lot in that it can shift your inner chemistry, electrical patterns and vibrational rate and through that create a pool of attraction for a different way of being in the world, but it’s not a complete answer however. More needs to be done.

Below are 110 different types of happiness. This list barely scratches the surfaces of what happiness means to different people but it’s as good a good place to start as any.

Go through it, find words you resonate with , ask yourself what you could do in your own life to make someone close to you feel like that and then do it, word by word and day by day. Yes, you may have to spend a few day or weeks on any particular word and that’s OK. Do it as if Nike was sponsoring you millions of $/year to do it (and add lots of laughter in the mix!)

The secret of getting what you want is called doing, not thinking. More specifically it’s about doing the 6 P’s: practice, patience, perseverance, passion, planning and prioritization.

Enjoy this project (if you dare to accept it) and success to you!

  1. Adored
  2. Alive
  3. Amazing
  4. Appreciated
  5. Appreciative
  6. Awesome
  7. Blissful
  8. Bold
  9. Brig
  10. Brilliant
  11. Calm
  12. Cheerful
  13. Cherished
  14. Clear
  15. Comfortable
  16. Confident
  17. Content
  18. Courageous
  19. Creative
  20. Decisive
  21. Delicious
  22. Delightful
  23. Divine
  24. Dynamic
  25. Eager
  26. Easy
  27. Empowered
  28. Energized
  29. Enlightened
  30. Enthusiastic
  31. Excited
  32. Exhilarated
  33. Expanded
  34. Exquisite
  35. Extraordinary
  36. Exuberant
  37. Fabulous
  38. Flowing
  39. Focused
  40. Free
  41. Frisky
  42. Fun
  43. Glorious
  44. Glowing
  45. Graceful
  46. Gracious
  47. Grateful
  48. Happy
  49. Harmonious
  50. Hopeful
  51. Inspired
  52. Invigorated
  53. Irresistible
  54. Jazzed
  55. Joyful
  56. Joyous
  57. Jubilant
  58. Juicy
  59. Kind
  60. Light
  61. Lovable
  62. Loving
  63. Luxurious
  64. Magical
  65. Magnificent
  66. Marvelous
  67. Miraculous
  68. Noble
  69. Open
  70. Optimistic
  71. Opulent
  72. Passionate
  73. Peaceful
  74. Playful
  75. Positive
  76. Powerful
  77. Precious
  78. Proud
  79. Quiet
  80. Radiant
  81. Ready
  82. Receptive
  83. Refreshed
  84. Relaxed
  85. Relieved
  86. Renewed
  87. Resilient
  88. Satisfied
  89. Sensational
  90. Serene
  91. Spectacular
  92. Strong
  93. Tender
  94. Terrific
  95. Thrilled
  96. Tranquil
  97. Trusting
  98. Unlimited
  99. Uplifted
  100. Valuable
  101. Vibrant
  102. Vivacious
  103. Warm
  104. Welcomed
  105. Whole
  106. Wise
  107. Wonderful
  108. Worthy
  109. Yummy
  110. Zestful

You will find 1,000s more positive words for feelings and emotions at http://systemagicmotives.com/