A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. (Hugh Downs, late TV host)

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” It’s a popular proverb, thinking that there is always a way to turn sour into sweet. And Downs helps us understand that it’s not the lemons in life that determine our state of mind, it’s our attitude, one of the very few things in life we can control. Determine that no matter what, you will look for solutions rather than becoming sour.

For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast. (Proverbs 15:15)