I really enjoy being Jewish, most of the time, but let's be honest, sometimes it can be difficult to enjoy Judaism. Sometimes it's the little things, like having to wait those extra minutes to eat dairy, and sometimes it's the big things, like not wanting to abide by a million rules every single day. Furthermore, as a parent, I know it's important to model exciting and enthusiastic Judaism for my kids, not just bland rule adherence. Not to mention my fear of Devarim 28:47 - תַּחַת, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-עָבַדְתָּ אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, בְּשִׂמְחָה, וּבְטוּב לֵבָב--מֵרֹב, כֹּל.
Rolling all these things up I realize how important it is to enthusiastically enjoy Judaism. But I'm also finding it harder and harder to do. What are some tried-and-true suggestions for how to combat this based on your own expertise or sourced statements from our tradition?