zest 熱意

December 7, 2015 =========
☆ zest 熱意
Years ago, I bought at book called, “Zany, Zeal, Zest and Zing: The Z Way to Happiness”. The main idea was to “Be Zany; Apply Zeal; Have Zest and Put Zing into Your Life…. Be Happy!” I’m not sure why the author chose all “Z” words, I think it was because her name is Zaibun…
She describes “zest” as spirited enjoyment, gusto, a feeling of pleasure and enthusiasm. So to have a “zest for life” we need to cultivate activities that give us this feeling of pleasure and enthusiasm. She has lots of advice on how to have a zest for life: decide to be happy, cultivate and maintain friendships, be grateful, be gracious, compliment others, focus on kindness and so on.
What do you think of these ideas? Do you have a zest for life? How do you cultivate this feeling of zest?