I ran across this quote today and thought it was so poignant.  This is a choice each of us can make.  It's a life philosophy.

"You can't always be happy, but you can almost always be profoundly aware and curious, and reap the psychological and physical benefits. Thankfully, curiosity is not a fixed characteristic. It's a strength we can develop and wield on the path to a more fulfilling life." --Todd Kashdan
Author of Curiosity? and Associate Professor of Psychology at George Mason University www.toddkashdan.com