Create a scrapbook of Enthusiastic Souls, perhaps organized around saint days or birthdays. Using one of the resources described here under Teachers, or other books about saints and heroes, read up on the lives of people you admire. Copy down meaningful lines from their writing. Find one way to honor this person-with a prayer, a reading, or a specific action.
Make supporting other people's enthusiasms an ongoing activity in your household. Send thank you notes to people whose commitments you admire, just as you would acknowledge a gift. Regularly share your passions with family and friends--send a favorite book with a note about why you love it, recommend a film, e-mail a meaningful quote. And when you spot enthusiastic people, cheer them on.