Joie de vivre

Joie de vivre...Here is what Wikipedia describes it as...

Joie de vivre (from the French joie, "joy"; de, "of"; vivre, "to live, living"; "the joy of living") is a term sometimes imported into English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation of spirit. Joie de vivre, In English common usage, the phrase is sometimes corrupted to joie de vie. [2] This would translate to "joy of life" or "zest for life," rather than the more affirmative "joy of living."

It's funny how when you decide to let yourself stop feeling self conscious and worrying about what others think your attitude changes and when your attitude changes and it's positive, people are drawn to you. It doesn't matter what you look like, it's about who you are as a person. I was telling my ex tonight that I was full of "Joie de vie"...and that I was attracting all kinds of people to me. LOL...maybe I wanted him to be a little jealous so for his benefit I said men!...LOL For the last 2 days I have been laughing and flirting and living my life and just enjoying the company of others. And the thing is...when you are having this much fun and put off this energy, people want to be around you. It's crazy! So why oh why can't I just make myself that happy all the time!!! Why do I have these periods of self doubt? Why do I get so insecure? Why can't it be turned on like a light switch? Hey...I need positive things in my life...click....it's on! I guess life would be too easy that way. You have to struggle through the rough times to appreciate the good times. So right now....I am living for me....just me and I have felt like a weight has lifted off my shoulders. I feel free and alive...ready to discover...

Comments

Kim Mailhot said…
I have come to the conclusion that the sweet moments in life are that much sweeter because we have felt the bitter, extremely icky ones deeply too. The key for me is trying to suck up the good stuff so that it keeps me filled up enough to get through the crappy stuff.

May your period of joie de vivre last long and fill up some gloomier spaces in your heart !

Now, go out there and flirt with life ! Have a great weekend !
Cindy In Carolina said…
Let it all go and have fun. We are only going around once, so make it count. Flirting and laughing makes us feel alive.
Kerri Jean said…
I'm just going to start linking my blog to yours with the title, "What she said." Your posts are so right on!! The minute I stop worrying and just accept ME and appreciate ME, I become a magnet for good opportunities, people and experiences. Go for it girl. You're soooo right. You're real and original!!!!