I found myself feeing almost apologetic the other day for being cheerful!
Saying 'Really good thanks' when someone asks how you are feels like an act of bravado.
(Try it today - you may be a little taken aback by the reactions.)
Yes, there is politics and war and pestilence and tragedy and accidents. There always were and always will be but I ask myself will any of those things be changed one iota for the better by me being miserable?
There is only one guaranteed way I know of to make the world a happier place today and that is for me to be happy. I reckon that might also increase the likelihood of someone else being happy...
Being Happy Is A Rvolutionary Act.
Let's be revolutionaries today!
And laugh about it.