When you hear this expression, you are most likely to associate this with being happy. Actually it’s more about being smart. Things are going to happen to you, good and bad. You are going to have to do things in your life, some whether you want to or not. So the question is, how do you want to take and or do these things? If you have to do them regardless, why not smile while you’re doing them. Arguing, whining and complaining about them, don’t make them any easier. In fact, they make them much harder. You also make them much harder on everyone around you. The plain and simple truth is, that you might as well tell yourself you want to do it. Along the way, you will find out that most of it was a lot harder to think about doing, than it was to actually do. The pity party is a one man fiesta. Doing what you have to do while feeling sorry for yourself, makes the task at hand, that much more difficult. Mentally prepare yourself, get the momentum going and then take it with a smile on your face. Once it’s done, it will feel a lot better. Most importantly, you’ll feel a lot better about the way you got it done.