respair = the opposite of despair
resipiscence = return to a better state of mind
confelicity = the unselfish joy in someone else’s pleasure – the opposite of schadenfreude, I guess . . .
The last of course is the hardest in most people’s eyes, as Gore Vidal admitted ‘Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little.’
Mind you, he also said ‘I never miss an opportunity to have sex or go on television.’ I simply hope the two never coincided . . . . .