Geniet Van Het Leven!

This is a place for me to share my observations and thoughts about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, albeit by no means an actual affirmation of attainment of the last… But at any rate, rejoicing, delighting in, and being thankful for the innumerable blessings that surround us daily.

Geniet! is a Nederlandse phrase that translates generally to:

  • Rejoice!
  • Delight!
  • Enjoy!
  • And be thankful…

I stumbled across it in the foyer of a little church in Waspik, NL after having arrived following the start of a wonderful Adventure. There was a poem on the bulletin board with a long list of repeated lines:

  • Geniet van …
  • Geniet van …
  • Geniet van …

And in conclusion:

  • Geniet van het leven…

Geniet in your children, your family, the flowers in the fields, the sun on your shoulders, and many many more. And indeed, Geniet in life itself…

A trivial translation exercise perhaps, but seeing that list of things in which to Geniet gave full meaning of the term:

  • God has given us so many blessings. How dare we not enjoy them?
  • Enjoy, delight, rejoice, and be thankful for life!

This site offers accounts of only a few of the many blessings I have received.

I wish you the same.