Words Describing “Happy” Feelings

Words Describing “Happy” Feelings

Words Describing “Happy” Feelings

© Judy Helm Wright https://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.

Happy Feelings

Even brand new babies can feel and understand happy words and feelings. They know when they are loved and valued.

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:

I feel……..

  1. Affectionate
  2. Appreciated
  3. Confident
  4. Engaged
  5. Inspired
  6. Grateful
  7. Peaceful
  8. Excited
  9. Joyful
  10. Delighted
  11. Pleased
  12. Accepted
  13. Amused
  14. Appreciated
  15. Better
  16. Capable
  17. Comfortable
  18. Confident
  19. Encouraged
  20. Enjoy
  21. Excited
  22. Glad
  23. Good
  24. Grateful
  25. Great
  26. Happy
  27. Hopeful
  28. Joyful
  29. Loved
  30. Pleased
  31. Proud
  32. Relieved
  33. Respected
  34. Satisfied
  35. Silly
  36. Fulfilled
  37. Content
  38. Valued
  39. Peaceful
  40. Grateful
  41. Blessed
  42. Cherished
  43. Wrapped in love
  44. Heard

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.

Self-Awareness Quiz

1.      When you are experiencing happy feelings do you express that happiness in words and gestures that others can understand?

2.      Do you try very hard to interpret what others are telling you about their thoughts and feelings?

3.      Have you learned that there are many different words and actions to express happy feelings?

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