“If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.” John Wooden
It occurs to me that Wooden is correct, but at the same time it seems a little odd that it is easier, perhaps even more socially acceptable, to magnify disappointments than it is to magnify disappointments. Of course, there’s really only one way to resolve that.
For some reason what comes to mind here is the “Snoopy” character in the Peanuts cartoon. Snoopy has that hang dog look from time to time (say, his dinner is late), but then in the next frame we may see his exuberance (the dinner bowl has arrived). Maybe that’s why Snoopy is such a beloved character.