There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.Washington IrvingThis line comes from Washington Irving’s short story “The Adventure of the German Student,” which is actually a pretty dark and ghostly tale. But these words come at a joyful time in the story. The main character has just met a woman and immediately falls in love with her; at this moment he is explaining how he plans to take care of her. His earnest enthusiasm wins her over, and it’s a lesson to take to heart. Time and again, when we let our joy and passion shine through, we’re rewarded with happiness.