Tuesday, October 16, 2012

12 Days of Optimism, Day 6: Ethusiasm

"I promise myself...to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own."

When you share in the success and celebratory moments of others it makes you feel just as happy.  Another one of my favorite episodes of Oprah's Lifeclass was "Joy Rising".  It was a weekly episode in which she showed moments of others receiving life changing gifts, reunions, and joyful moments.  The interesting reaction and point of it was to see how you reacted to seeing others happiness.  You could not sit there and not help but smile, cry, and just feel genuinely happy for the other person.  It is just as rewarding to see someone else happy and truly feel happy for them as it is to have something just as joyful happen to you.

Next time someone gets praise at work, an award, a gift, or just is having a great day you should celebrate it with them.  Like attracts like, happy attracts happy.  Life is worth celebrating it and we are all in this together so let's all feel joy together.

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