Words

 IMG_0069Words I used often last fall:

Bereavement
noun
1. a period of mourning after a loss, especially after the death of a loved one.
2. a state of intense grief, as after the loss of a loved one; desolation.

Bereaved

adjective
1. (of a person) greatly saddened at being deprived by death of a loved one.

Grief
noun
1. keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret.
2. a cause or occasion of keen distress or sorrow.

Synonyms
1. anguish, heartache, woe, misery; sadness, melancholy, moroseness.

Sorrow
noun
1. distress caused by loss, affliction, disappointment, etc.; grief, sadness, or regret.
2. a cause or occasion of grief or regret, as an affliction, a misfortune, or trouble:
3. the expression of grief, sadness, disappointment, or the like: muffled sorrow.
verb (used without object)
4. to feel sorrow; grieve.

Synonyms
1. Sorrow, distress, grief, misery, woe imply bitter suffering, especially as caused by loss or misfortune. Sorrow is the most general term. Grief is keen suffering, especially for a particular reason. Distress implies anxiety, anguish, or acute suffering caused by the pressure of trouble or adversity. Misery suggests such great and unremitting pain or wretchedness of body or mind as crushes the spirit. Woe is deep or inconsolable grief or misery. 2. adversity. 4. mourn, lament.

Cry
verb (used without object), cried, cry•ing.
1. to utter inarticulate sounds, especially of lamentation, grief, or suffering, usually with tears.
2. to weep; shed tears, with or without sound.
3. to call loudly; shout; yell (sometimes followed by out ).
4. to demand resolution or strongly indicate a particular disposition.
verb (used with object), cried, cry•ing.
8. to utter or pronounce loudly; call out.
9. to announce publicly as for sale; advertise: to cry one’s wares.
10. to beg or plead for; implore: to cry mercy.
11. to bring (oneself) to a specified state by weeping.
12. the act or sound of crying; any loud utterance or exclamation; a shout, scream, or wail.
13. clamor; outcry.
14. a fit of weeping: to have a good cry.
15. the utterance or call of an animal.
Synonyms
1. wail, keen, moan. 2. sob, bawl, whimper. 3. yowl, bawl, clamor, vociferate, exclaim, ejaculate, scream. Cry, shout, bellow, roar refer to kinds of loud articulate or inarticulate sounds. Cry is the general word: to cry out. To shout is to raise the voice loudly in uttering words or other articulate sounds: He shouted to his companions. Bellow refers to the loud, deep cry of a bull, moose, etc., or, somewhat in deprecation, to human utterance that suggests such a sound: The speaker bellowed his answer. Roar refers to a deep, hoarse, rumbling or vibrant cry, often of tumultuous volume

 

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Words I find myself using often now:

Healing
adjective
1. curing or curative; prescribed or helping to heal.
2. growing sound; getting well; mending.
noun
3. the act or process of regaining health: a new drug to accelerate healing.

Heal
verb (used with object)
1. to make healthy, whole, or sound; restore to health; free from ailment.
2. to bring to an end or conclusion, as conflicts between people or groups, usually with the strong implication of restoring former amity; settle; reconcile.
3. to free from evil; cleanse; purify: to heal the soul.
verb (used without object)
4. to effect a cure.
5. (of a wound, broken bone, etc.) to become whole or sound; mend; get well (often followed by up or over ).

Synonyms
1. See cure. 2. compose, soothe. 3. purge, disinfect.

Joy
noun
1. the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation.
2. a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated.
3. the expression or display of glad feeling; festive gaiety.
4. a state of happiness or felicity.
verb (used without object)
5. to feel joy; be glad; rejoice.

Laugh
verb (used without object)
1. to express mirth, pleasure, derision, or nervousness with an audible, vocal expulsion of air from the lungs that can range from a loud burst of sound to a series of quiet chuckles and is usually accompanied by characteristic facial and bodily movements.
2. to experience the emotion so expressed.
3. to produce a sound resembling human laughter.

Peace
5. cessation of or freedom from any strife or dissension.
6. freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, an obsession, etc.; tranquility; serenity.
7. a state of tranquility or serenity.
8. a state or condition conducive to, proceeding from, or characterized by tranquility.
9. silence; stillness.

Gratitude
noun
the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful.

 

Thank you, Lord, for healing my broken heart and helping me to have joy, peace, and laughter.  Amen

 

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