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Joie de vivre

French phrase meaning joy of living. It is often used in English (even if mispronounced) to express a happy enjoyment of life.
Joie de vivre means also accepting the world the way it is, without anger or resentment, it means acceptance as a way to reach happiness.


La Joie de vivre is a novel written by French author Émile Zola, published in1884.
La Joie de vivre is also a painting by Henri Matisse (1905-1906)

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