Happy people don't just find happiness, they make it happen with action. Happiness habits can make a tremendous difference in your life.
*Be deliberately optimistic. When you think or hear something negative, think about how you can make the thought or statement realistically positive.
*Keep positive and uplifting resources on hand. I keep a book of spiritual readings handy, and when I start feeling down, I read a section, then meditate on it. It really changes attitude. I also keep playlists of music that "blisses" me, and listen to some every day. When I feel like I need a lift, I put the music in my head.
*Imagine the worst that can happen in a threatening situation. Often the reality of a bad situation isn't as bad as the illusions you imagine.
*Practice loving-kindness. Compassion helps you to feel more kind, and feel better about yourself.
*Seek out the good in everything. Even if it's something terrible, it's a learning experience. And coping brings strength. It helps you to see everything more positively.
These are examples from Kristi Ling's book "Operation Happiness:3-Step Plan to Creating a Life of Lasting Joy, Abundant Energy, and Radical Bliss".
What an amazing gift for yourself!