Whether we go through our lives being happy and enjoying things or whether we go through life being a grump is mostly down to us.
We can choose to be happy, even when life throws difficulties in our path.
Sometimes there is nothing that we can do about the bad stuff, it's going to happen no matter what.
But we can choose how we deal with it. We can shake our head, shrug our shoulders, smile and get on with it, or we can be unhappy about it and moan and groan.
Staying as happy as possible somehow makes the tough stuff seem easier.
Trying to stay happy also effects those around us if we are grumpy and miserable, then people are less likely to want to talk to us and help us.
But if we choose to be happy, then they will be happy with us and be more likely to help us and be friendly back.
There are those days when only grumpy will fit! Nobody is perfect and bad days happen. But if we do our best to become happy again as soon as we can, then all will be well in the long run.