Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Wondrous Words Wednesday: The Happiness Dictionary

I've been studying happiness since 2005. I've read, as of today, 327 books that deal with some aspect of happiness.

How fun it is to run across this book then. It's The Happiness Dictionary: Words From Around the World to Help Us Live a Richer Life.

Looking closely at words about happiness...somehow this makes us feel even happier. And helps us live a richer life.

Let's do that, shall we? Here are some of my favorite words from this dictionary. 



Shalom...peace, wholeness, harmony.

Kanso...elegant simplicity.

Dadirri...deep, respectful, contemplative listening.

Kanso...elegant simplicity.

Kanso...elegant simplicity.

Wabi-sabi...imperfect, weathered or aged beauty.

Hygge...a deep sense of warmth, comfort, and contentment.

Metta...friendly loving-kindness.

Ikigai...meaning and purpose in life.

Selah...a quiet, reflective pause.

Wabi-sabi...imperfect, weathered or aged beauty.

Selah...a quiet, reflective pause.

Joie de vivre...exuberant joy of living.

Eudaimonia...flourishing and living life to the fullest.

Joie de vivre...exuberant joy of living.

Arete...excellence, quality, virtue.

Sobremesa...communing around the table.

Kanso...elegant simplicity.

Hugfanginn...enthralled, absorbed, captivated.

Hugfanginn...enthralled, absorbed, captivated.

Hugfanginn...enthralled, absorbed, captivated.



For more wordless photos, go to Wordless Wednesday.

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered, or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative! It was first created by Kathy over at Bermuda Onion and is now hosted at Elza Reads.


1 comment:

  1. What a great post! It trymade me smile and feel happy. Thank you. 😊

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