Joy of Life.
This phrase is often heard in New Orleans. I love it. It is an attitude toward life. I would much rather someone say about me that I have Joie de Vivre than … “That girl has a bad attitude.”
A Google search defined the phrase as, “Something extra – like the extra donut in a baker’s dozen.” Nice.
What if we treated people with that attitude? Go the extra mile. Provide a favor instead of expect a favor. Dollop on a small treat or bonus. Top it off with a smile! Would your corner of the world become sweeter?
I kept pondering the phrase … then I remembered that is the name of the hotel chain we have reservations at for vacation. 🙂 Coincidence that I just learned the pronunciation and meaning!? I think not. I don’t want the meaning to be only for vacation though. I want it to be a life-long attitude in my heart.