Who cannot help but smile when children are practically bursting with enthusiasm and anticipation when they unwrap a present or sit outside the living room waiting for Santa!
When they are given an ice cream or spot the sandy beach on the first day of their holiday!
When they count the days before their birthday or play ghost behind the curtain for the umpteenth time?
Enthusiasm is a declaration of one’s love of life!
It is a euphoric, bright-eyed “Thank You” for the opportunity to live and experience so much.
Those without enthusiasm lack fire.
And those who silence the child within are the kinds of people who voluntarily go into a dark house when the sun is shining outside.
We are delighted to feature daily excerpts from Florian Langenscheidt’s inspiring Dictionary of Optimism. He is a renowned author, journalist, publisher and television presenter and has been researching and writing about happiness for over 40 years.