"You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy."
~ Lydia M. Child
How often are you cheerful? How often are you gloomy? Which is your "default" state of mind and being?
YOU can choose to be cheerful
Spend a little time over the next few days observing your attitude and behavior. Make a conscious effort to be cheerful and avoid gloomy. When a gloomy mood strikes, don't allow it to take over. Focus on cheerful thoughts - by force, if necessary.
Will this be easy? Probably not! But cheerfulness and gloominess are both habits that can be cultivated. So choose to develop the habit of being cheerful. Doing so will not only enhance the lives of everyone around you, a conscious effort to change your default to cheerful will dramatically improve your life, as well.
Have a great day!