Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,
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Friday word: Macarism



Macarism
(MAK-uh-riz-um)
Noun:
-A philosophy in which one derives their pleasure from the inspiration of joy in others.
-Pleasure in or praise of another's joy; a beatitude.
-The practice of making others happy through praise and felicitation.

From Greek "makarismos", beatification; attribution of good fortune.

Used in a sentence:
"His volunteer work is an inspiring display of macarism."

Macarism is a rare thing indeed these days! This holiday season (and all year 'round), let's all pledge to embody macarism every day. We never know how much a seemingly small gesture of kindness might mean to someone...and their happiness will trigger happiness in our own hearts. Tag someone you know who is a shining example!

The 2018 Grandiloquent Calendar will surely inspire joy every day of the year! Last order date for Christmas delivery in the US is Monday Dec. 18! http://tinyurl.com/2018GrandiloquentCalendar

(from
The Grandiloquent Word of the Day FB page)
Tags: greek, m, noun, wordsmith: med_cat
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