Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The 200 Happiest Words in Literature

Hurricane Harvey has been gone a little over a week, but I am still finding myself in need of some happy zing. Here's a photo of the Goodreads quote that came up on my blog during the hurricane: 

And here's a list of the 200 happiest words in literature. Just reading these makes me feel a little lighter.

Laughter, happiness, love, happy, laughed, laugh, laughing, excellent, laughs, joy, successful, win, rainbow, smile, won, pleasure, smiled, rainbows, winning, celebration, enjoyed, healthy, music, celebrating, congratulations, weekend, celebrate, comedy, jokes, rich, victory, Christmas, free, friendship, fun, holidays, loved, loves, loving, beach, hahaha, kissing, sunshine, delicious, friends, funny, outstanding, paradise, sweetest, vacation, butterflies, freedom, flower, great, sunlight, sweetheart, sweetness, award, chocolate, hahahaha, heaven, peace, splendid, success, enjoying, kissed, attraction, celebrated, hero, hugs, positive, sun, birthday, blessed, fantastic, winner, delight, beauty, butterfly, entertainment, funniest, honesty, sky, smiles, succeed, wonderful, glorious, kisses, promotion, family, gift, humor, romantic, cupcakes, festival, hahahahaha, honour, relax, weekends, angel, b-day, bonus, brilliant, diamonds, holiday, lucky, mother, super, amazing, angels, enjoy, friend, friendly, mother’s, profit, finest, bday, champion, grandmother, haha, kiss, kitten, miracle, mom, sweet, blessings, bright, cutest, entertaining, excited, excitement, joke, millionaire, prize, succeeded, successfully, winners, shines, awesome, genius, achievement, cake, cheers, exciting, goodness, hug, income, party, puppy, smiling, song, succeeding, tasty, victories, achieved, billion, cakes, easier, flowers, gifts, gold, merry, families, handsome, lovers, affection, candy, cute, diamond, earnings, interesting, peacefully, praise, relaxing, roses, Saturdays, faithful, heavens, cherish, comfort, congrats, cupcake, earn, extraordinary, glory, hilarious, moonlight, optimistic, peaceful, romance, feast, attractive, glad, grandma, internet, pleasant, profits, smart.

These are from an article in the July 12, 2016 issue of The Atlantic.

They also listed the 100 unhappiest words. Click the link if you are interested in those. I'm going to wait for a nice sunny day next summer.

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  1. Nothing like having Happy Words to go with your happy place.
    Desperate Dan was from a Comic called the Dandy, I grew up reading his story's in it.

  2. That is such a wonderful mood uplifting quote.
    Happy WW

  3. Deb,

    Happy words, happy mewsic are the basics for delightful, joyous living! How awesome to receive this wonderful quote about how to live through the storms of life. This is something we all need to learn to do because being rain soaked weighs the soul down but to dance in the rain puts a song in your heart to overcome the clouds of doubt. Thanks for the reminder, cheer, and visit on not-so Wordless Wednesday! Have a happy WW! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  4. We could all use a list like that these days. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I wished I could learn dancing in the rain !

  6. Necesitamos palabras felices en los tiempos tan convulsos que corren.

  7. Thanks for sharing the list, lots of fun words like chocolate, hug and rainbow on there.

  8. I love this! Thank you. I might try to make these into a graphic to post in a prominent place and cheer me up when I've feeling low.

  9. Great quote and I love your list of happy words. I like Julia's idea of a graphic of all those words. You perked up my day.

  10. Thanks for sharing that wonderful quote, as well as all the uplifting happy words. I hope you and your family escaped damage from Hurricane Harvey and that all of Southeast Texas is starting to recover. I know that takes time!
    My Saturday Snapshot post features picture-taking tips.

  11. The quote and the happy words just made my morning! Thanks for sharing, and here are MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOTS

  12. I'm not gonna check 'unhappy list' :)


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