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The Positive Dictionary - Only Positive Messages
by Phil Minnaar   

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Publisher:  Eksal Quality Systems ISBN-10:  0973204214 Type: 


Copyright:  2006 ISBN-13:  9780973204216

Phil Minnaar

President Barack Obama called for a return to positive values and virtues. There is a real need for that.

The Positive Dictionary Ebook contains only positive words. Each word represents a positive value. Each value is explained in the form of an action which can be practiced. This helps people to become more positive in life and to handle difficult situations.

The book is also useful for authors to find appropriate positive words for their writing.

President Barack Obama called for a return to positive values and virtues. There is a real need for that.

The Positive Dictionary is unique. It contains only words with positive meanings. Every word represents a positive value and virtue. Each word is explained in the form of a positive action or activity which can be practiced on a daily basis. For every word there is also a basic truth in the form of a positive thought, a motto, or a slogan which can be followed in life as a basic value.

One can work systematically through the book by choosing specific words and deliberately putting them into action for a week or two or more to cultivate a positive outlook on life.

The book covers positive actions and thoughts in the following areas:

Basic values, Spiritual values, Relationships, Goodness, Thinking, Enjoyment, Work, Effectiveness, Goals, Learning, Motivation, Health and Wellness, Community Service and a General Positive Outlook on Life.

The positive Dictionary:

+ fosters a positive outlook on life;
+ inspires in difficult times;
+ improves relationships;
+ explains the deeper meaning of words

The Positive Dictionary is also a useful tool to anyone who is actively involved in providing counseling services.


About the Author
Dr Phil Minnaar searched through thousands of words and carefully selected only words with a positive connotation. With this book he wants to spread the message of the many benefits of a positive attitude towards life.

Phil has a PhD in Educational Management and Computer Science.




Abide: Abide by the values of honesty, decency, and trust.

* To abide is to steer the course you have set for yourself.

Ability: Develop your ability to think positively.

* Ability empowers you to do the things you want to do.


Able: Be able to do what you have set out to do.

* To be able requires necessary knowledge and skills.



Fabulous: Strive to attain fabulous results.

* Fabulous and astounding things happen because of positive living.


Face: Face adverse situations head-on.

* Facing a negative situation is a sign of character.



Tackle: Tackle every task with gusto.

* To tackle is to begin and embark upon a task with enthusiasm.


Tact: Act with tact.

* To be tactful is to be considerate and polite.


Professional Reviews

Book Review By Patricia Fry, President of the Small Publishers, Artists and Writers' Association in the USA.
Dr. Phil Minnaar has a PhD in educational management and computer science. He devised this book of words—all with positive connotations—in order to spread the message of the many benefits of a positive attitude toward life. The author says that anyone can use this dictionary to write more positive letters, but he also encourages writers to use it in their quest to choose the right word for the right situation.

I found it interesting that not all of the words included in this dictionary have what you would immediately consider a positive implication. For example, "eradicate" and "enable." But Minnaar puts a positive twist on each of the words he’s chosen for this book. For the word "enable," he suggests enabling the people around you to do their best. "Eradicate," in Minnaar’s dictionary, is used in terms of eradicating negative habits.

He couldn’t find any positive words that begin with the letter "x" and only four that begin with a "q." The "q" words are "qualify," "quality," "quest" and "quiet." He even lists positive words that begin with "z"— "zeal," "zealous" and "zest."

I particularly like the index, which is organized to correspond to the five basic elements of positive living. He lists fifteen value areas: Basic Values, which includes words such as "abide," "embrace," "humble," "sobriety," "truth" and "virtue"; Spiritual Values; Positive Outlook; Goodness and Health and Wellness, to mention a few.

While one of Minnaar’s purposes in self-publishing this book was to help folks in dire situations gain inspiration and confidence by adopting a more positive vocabulary, it might be a useful prompt for writers. If you’re a collector of word books, you may want to take a look at this one.

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