Examples of Positive Emotions

Joy- a sense of elation, happiness, and perhaps even exhilaration, often experienced as a sudden spike due to something good happening.

Gratitude- a feeling of thankfulness, for something specific or simply all- encompassing, often accompanied by humility and even reverence.

Serenity- a calm and peaceful feeling of acceptance of oneself.

Interest- a feeling of curiosity or fascination that demands and captures your attention.

Hope- I mentioned a earlier post, Hope is the anchor to the Soul. It’s a feeling of optimism and anticipation about a possible future.

Pride- a sense of approval of one self and pleasure in an achievement, skill, or personal attribute.

Amusement- a feeling of lighthearted pleasure and enjoyment, often accompanied by smiles and easy laughter.

Inspiration- feeling engaged, uplifted, and motivated by something you have read, prayed about and was answered or witnessed.

Awe- an emotion that is evoked when you witness something grand, spectacular, or breathtaking, sparkling a sense or overwhelming appreciation.

Elevation- the feeling you get when you see someone engaging in a act of kindness, generosity, or inner goodness, spurring you to aspire to similar action.

Altruism- usually referred to as an act of selflessness or generosity towards others, but can also describe the feeling you get from helping others.

Satisfaction- a sense of pleasure and contentment you get from accomplishing something or fulfilling a need.

Relief- the feeling of happiness you experience when an uncertain situation turns out for the best, or a negative outcome is avoided.

Affection- an emotional attachment to someone or something by a liking for them and a sense of pleasure for the company.

Cheerfulness- a feeling of brightness, being upbeat, and noticeably happy or chipper; feeling like everything is going your way.

Surprise-( the good kind) – a sense of delight when someone brings you unexpected happiness or a situation goes even better than you had hoped.

Confidence- emotion involving a strong sense of self-esteem and belief in yourself; can be specific to a situation or activity, or mor universal.

Admiration- a feeling of warm approval, respect, and appreciation for someone or something.

Enthusiasm- a sense of excitement, accompanied by motivation and engagement.

Eagerness- intense and the all-encompassing sense of joy or happiness when extremely positive and exciting happens. I have been trying to grow a patch of flowers in my hard for year I have babied them every spring. They would get green but never flower. I thought they were tulips. I went out one morning to water them once again expecting nothing, and there is was 1 big beautiful yellow poppy. I was so excited I jumped for joy. I am eager to see more. I little beautiful flower brought such joy into my life.

Contentment- peaceful comfort, and low- key sense of happiness and well-being.

Enjoyment- a feeling of taking pleasure in whet is going on around you especially in situations like leisure activity or social gathering.

Optimism- positive and hopeful emotion that encourages you to look forward to a bright future, one in which you believe that things will mostly work out.

Happiness- a feeling of pleasure and contentment in the way things are going; a general sense of enjoyment of and enthusiasm for life.

Love- perhaps the strongest of all positive emotions, love is a feeling of deep and enduring affection for someone, along with a willingness to put their needs ahead of your own; it can be directed towards an individual, a group of people, or even humanity. But now abide faith, hope, and love these three; and the greatest of these is love. ( 1 Corinthians 13; 13)

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