I learned something about myself while going through a difficult period a few years ago; I learned I am a happy person. I also learned I am a grateful person.
Being grateful and choosing happy are two qualities that can help you make it through difficult times.
Being happy, smiling through the bad days, helps you turn those days from bad to good. It isn’t being fake or putting on airs, it is more like survival. The act of smiling can trick you into thinking you are happy, and that changes your perspective.