Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
I could not agree more, Abe.
The past few years have taught me that I'm in charge of my own happiness. It's just as easy for me to wake up in a crappy mood as it is a happy mood. And trust me, I KNOW what its like to feel you have no control over your mood based on circumstance. I became divorced, lost my father to cancer, saw my family members struggle...but that's just not a reason to be miserable (okay, maybe it is, but I've made a conscious decision to focus on happiness).
To that end, this is what my to do list ended up looking like last week. It was making me unhappy and stressed, so...