I’ve been blessed with friends who are so alive and enthusiastic that it’s almost impossible not to feel the same way after spending some time with them. Enthusiasm is contagious; at least, that’s how it plays out for me.
Luckily, the same thing doesn’t happen with people who are negative. I’ve realized that I can fall through that crack easily and therefore now I choose to take negativity more lightly and not allow it to flood me.
Enthusiasm cancels out negativity and makes you high, and this is what I’m after, the high. When I teach, I get this high too and this is why it’s my lifesaver. A job well done, connecting with people, bringing enthusiasm to the class, is motivating and exhilarating.
A life lived without enthusiasm is a half-lived life. Of course, we have our downs, I do, plenty, but I’m ready to pick right off anytime, and choose enthusiasm, surrounding myself with it.