There are two approaches to happiness. I am not talking about spiritual joy or responses to important events, but about plain every day happiness and unhappiness.
One approach promotes a positive attitude in the face of setbacks, disappointment or discomfort. Positive attitude people are cheerleaders.
Another approach depends on things going well. We who need little things to go well are worriers and wet blankets.
Most everyone agrees to the saying: “If you can’t change the situation, change your attitude.”
However cheer leaders are quick to change their attitude whereas wet blankets are quicker to change to the situation.
Imagine yourself in a lousy hotel room. Are you cheerleader who makes the best of it and enjoys dinner anyway? Or are you a wet blanket who complains and finds another room or another hotel as soon as possible?