It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, September 15, 2017

Chapter 9, Page 15, Book 17

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Living with Gusto!

Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.

P.T. Barnum

You can do many things with gusto, or hearty enthusiasm, whether it's eating a steak, playing table tennis, or cheering on your favorite team.

When enthusiasm strikes, you know because you want to jump up and down and scream with happiness. It’s a moment where your heart soars because you have just felt or done something that inspires you deep within.

A happy spirit takes the grind out of giving. A positive attitude makes sacrifice a pleasure.

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Charles Kinglsey

Enthusiasm is where your body screams with excitement and you hear that Yes!!! from deep inside. It’s one of the best feelings in the world.

When the morale is high, the motivation is strong. When there is joy down inside, no challenge seems too great. The grease of gusto frees the gears of generosity. Enthusiasm is like an inner sun that makes life easier, shinier and more enjoyable.
When you’re enthusiastic you look forward to each and every day. And, that’s what makes life so fun!

Today is life - the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.

Dale Carnegie


Chatty Crone said...

Those three pigs are soooooooooooooooooooooo cute! Have a great weekend and do it with gusto!

betty said...

So true to do everything with gusto and to have a greatful attitude in doing so.


Mevely317 said...

P.T. Barnum sounds like a stern task-master, doesn't he? (*smile*)

What a great phrase, "The grease of gusto frees the gears ..."!
It's been a good long time since I felt gusto; but reading this, I was immediately taken back to 2010's Auburn v. Georgia football game -- my first (only) collegiate experience. I felt I might explode from excitement.


i haven't had gusto shake me awake in a while. Have to work on that. "Shake yourself awake. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you."