Enthusiasm is the grease that helps to turn the wheels of accomplishment. Enthusiasm is what happens to the body when the mind is inspired. It is the body’s motor response to, and the by-product of being inspired and on a mission. Enthusiasm is that certain something that makes us great, that pulls us out of the mediocre and commonplace, that builds power into us. It glows and shines; it lights up our faces. Enthusiasm is the keynote that makes us sing and makes men sing with us. Enthusiasm is the maker of friends, the maker of smiles, the producer of confidence. It cries to the world, “I’ve got what it takes.” It tells all people that our job is a great job, that the company we work for just suits us, that the goods we have are the best. Enthusiasm makes us “wake up and live.” It puts spring in our step, joy in our hearts, a twinkle in our eyes, and it gives us confidence in ourselves and our fellow humans.

Enthusiasm changes a deadpan salesman into a producer, a pessimist to an optimist, a loafer to a go-getter. If we have enthusiasm, we should thank God for it. If we don’t have it, then we should get down on our knees and pray for it.