This was published in my parish's bullitin yesterday, and I thought it was worth sharing here...
Ten Steps to a Joyful Mass
Make your genuflection or bow a real act of adoration.
Sing the songs even if you're not a good singer. God will love your effort.
Try to find one thing in the readings from scripture that will apply to you - here and now.
Try to get at least one good thought from the homily by listening well.
Make your donation to your parish as a consious act of yourself and your work to God.
Look for the beauty in the Eucharistic prayer - it's there.
Say the Lord's Prayer firmly and loud.
Make Holy Communion a real meeting with Our Lord and real joining with others in His love.
Stay and join in singing the recessional song - remember who left the Last Supper early.
Smile and say hello to someone when you leave the church.