Mental Paralysis of Fear

FenelonSpoke: ...theme to joy-on keeping a cheerful spirit...

How many people suffer the mental paralysis of fear, self-doubt, inferiority, and inadequacy! Dark thoughts blind them to the possible outcomes which the mind is well able to produce. But optimism infuses the mind with confidence and builds up belief in oneself. Result? The revitalized mind, newly energized, comes to grips with problems. Keep the paralysis of unhealthy thoughts out of that incomparable instrument, your mind.
-Norman Vincent (not Van Gogh) Peale
Have a Great Day - Every Day

Entry for.. well, tomorrow. I cheated and read ahead.

Wish I could testify to this. Cheerfulness alone will not actually create answers to problems, but at least it keeps your nose above water.