FYI: This first paragraph is an update–on 1/25/2012. I am going to handle all the Joy-Forwarding posts over at this link now http://joyforwardingproject.com/. So put all your comments for Joy-Forwarding over there. There’s an email subscription button over there, too. All my other blogging will still be here at Believe Anyway.
For anyone who wants to participate in the Joy Forwarding Project, here is my attempt for forwarding joy for this week: Yes, an attitude of gratitude can help us spread joy because we will be full of thankfulness. If we are bitter or complaining or grumbling about what we don’t have, we can’t be joyful.
So, in order to forward joy—let us for the next week try to keep track of a few things (mentally at least). Let’s make a genuine effort to Thank people for things that we normally just take for granted, like: (1) the bagger at the grocery store, or the person restocking shelves and displays at the grocery store; (2) telemarketers (!)—I know!! They call at inconvenient times and they don’t take no for an answer sometimes. BUT—they, too are trying to make a living. They too are trying to not take previous rejection by past call recipients personally and still be warm to the new person.