Words Describing “Happy” Feelings
© Judy Helm Wright http://www.judyhwright.com
Just as there are varying degrees of upset feelings, there are just as many different words to describe happy emotions. When you use the right words, then people know and understand where you are coming from and how to connect with you on a deeper level.
Some words feel good to both the speaker and the listener. For example; “thank you,” “I love you,” “You are a good employee,” “I have confidence in you.” These words and phrases can be called “Up words” because they make everyone feel built up and happy.
Verbal and Non-verbal Communication
Communication is people expressing their thoughts and feelings to each other. Sometimes that communication takes place through non-verbal body language and facial expression. Usually the non-verbal and verbal communication will “vibe” or match, such as saying you is feeling confident and good posture. If not, there can be a disconnect between the listener and the one giving the signals of communication.
When you feel happy with your child and combine a hug with saying “I love you” it is complete connection. The child sees in your eyes and body language the love along with the feeling of being loved. It is easy then to believe that they are loved and valued.
In order for communication to work, the thoughts and feelings must be felt, expressed and understood. As you practice using words that reflect happy feelings, both you and the listener will gain better communication skills.
Some examples of positive and upbeat words to describe how you feel when you are in a state of happiness and your needs are being met might be:
- Wrapped in love
True Feelings Are Heard and Acknowledged
The more we are open and honest with both our upset and happy feelings, the more others can listen and respond in an appropriate way. If we also make an effort to truly listen and take note of both verbal and non-verbal communication, the deeper and more authentic the relationships we can establish. Describe how you feel when you are happy. Use your words to bring others up, not pull them down.