Do you bring joy to other people’s lives or do you suck it out of them?

My daughter is getting lot of attention these days. At 14 months she turns eyes and gets lots of comments at the store. She is already developing good conversation skills.

However, yesterday her and I were shopping and people were looking and then breaking eye contact.


Usually she is cheerful.

The Free Dictionary says cheerful means to:

1. Being in good spirits; merry.
2. Promoting a feeling of cheer; pleasant: a cozy, cheerful room.
3. Reflecting willingness or good humor:

Normally, she smiles makes eye contact and has this happy spirit.She brings joy to those who interact with her.

Not yesterday. It was one hour past her nap time and she was cranky and fussy. People avoided her and she was not getting the attention she normally does. She was being a joy sucker.

An important lesson here.

Are we cheerful and bring joy to others? Or are we grumpy and suck the joy out of other people’s lives.

I don’t have to tell you that if you are a joy to be around its going to benefit your relationships and your career success.

Learn more about being cheerful in the Conversation Success System

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