The 22 Most Delightful Words On Earth
“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
― Rudyard Kipling
There are innumerable ways to communicate. Yet, of them all, words are singularly and undoubtedly the most powerful force available to humanity; if we learn to use them right, we unlock our most majestic potentials.
The art of communication is the language of capability where the only link between you and the listener is the sentence you’re making, you must know with precision what each sentence says, what it doesn’t say and what it implies. When done right; the sky is the limit.
Our planet is vast and the 7,102 known languages it holds are each and all spectacular and perplexing. Every language is a world, a world with unique and incomparable wonders, flavors, tastes and aromas of it’s very own. Without proper translation, we would be imprisoned to the edges of our tongue and yet, there is an inestimable amount of exquisite words without literal adaptations. These are my favorite twenty-two.
Finding something good without looking for it
An act of loving the one who loves you; a love returned in full
A mystical force present in all people that empowers them to affect the world, or to effect change in their own lives.
Sunlight filtering through trees
To do something with soul, creativity, or love; when you leave a piece of yourself in your work
A friendship bonding two girls together for eternity as kindred sisters
The suspension of disbelief that occurs in good storytelling; a story that feels like reality
The fine, light rain that falls from a clear sky at sunset or in the early hours of night; evening serenity
A homesickness for a home you can’t return to, or that never was
The belief that we are defined by our compassion and kindness toward others
The glimmering, road-like reflection the moon creates on water
Both morbid and beautiful at once, this incantatory word means “You bury me” a declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person because of how difficult it would be to live without them
The feeling of joy when you are reunited with a loved one after a long separation
The journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life
A sound that is extremely smooth and musical, pleasing to hear
A way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay
The simple, unselfish joy that something good has happened to someone else
The pleasant, earthy smell after rain
Someone with deep sensitivity to the beauty of art or nature
The bittersweet feeling that love won’t last
The act of tenderly running one’s fingers through someone’s hair
The ability to gauge the mood of others, read the atmosphere, and react appropriately