Aah, I do love a good pun, but the ethos of this message is perfectly reasonable and not at all as hilarious as my pun.
Too often we find ourselves stuck in a discontented mindset and can see no way out. It seems that when something upsets our balance, we are temporarily destined to be grumpy until we are either given sufficient time to recover, or something simply cheers us up. Most of the time this works out fine, but simply put: our unhappiness is a result of our own reactions. I choose not to care when someone tries to upset me or cause me tension. It registers somewhere but I realise that I am in control of my own mind; if I switched to unhappy so quickly, why can’t I do the opposite just as easily? With practise, I am sure I will be adept at applying this quick switch to happiness, but for the moment, at least I can: ‘not care’, and fairly quickly ‘switch to happiness’.
This seems very idealistic and of course I realise that this will not work for everyone, but it is a handy exercise that helps me to always (generally) be happy. Just as quickly as you register the jolly bee on a passion flower, try and make that switch to happiness. It is your mind, you are in control. The negative mood contributes nothing healthy so simply choose not to suffer.