I take liberties. but someone once said something to the effect Don't take life too seriously...You will never get out of it alive anyway.
Singer Bobby McFerrin also made popular the song "Don't worry, be happy" and for some personalities that may be easier said than done. It is a good philosophy, nonetheless, and an attitude worthy of adoption.
Some people think that happiness just happens, and, yes, to a degree that is true. But happiness has a better chance of happening in situations we generally find enjoyable.
I think that we all should be more conscious of the things that bring us "ease" and ultimately "happiness" -- acceptance, patience, giving, grace, effortlessness, simplicity, acquiescing, permitting and forgiving. We would do well to expand on those words, going so far as to make a list to review in our minds on a regular basis, lest we forget. It's all about fostering the right attitude.
Tomorrow I plan to expand on this train of thought by adding to this post my impressions of "negativity" and how it affects our lives. Betcha can't wait?