-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!
(from the Grandiloquent Word of the Day FB page, December 2017)