Joie De Vivre... what's that all about?

Joie De Vivre:  (Sounds like: zhw-ah de vee-vra) Translates to joy of living or joy of life. It is a French phrase often used in English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation of spirit. Joie de vivre "can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do. Joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life, a weltanschauung. Another dictionary says joie is 'sentiment exaltant ressenti par toute la conscience', that is, involves one's whole being." Other words that describe joie de vivre are; enthusiasm, zest, gusto, ebullience, joy, relish, enjoyment, gaiety, joyfulness. 

I am so down for that. This is what I long for, what I suspect all of us long for...  a life lived with JOY and GUSTO and all of the above! We should be so lucky to be known as one who lives with joie de vivre. So, to remind myself of this goal, when I come upon something that fits this ideal, I will catalog it here! 

Definitions from and the ever knowing, always accurate *wink!