Lumpyoatmeal saidIt's bad enough that we have to deal with those fucking cheerful bastards but having them be healthier than us is just wrong.
Well, then I probably shouldn't tell you that my husband & I are virtually a comedy team, and chronically cheerful. We have more fun, and are always laughing, than anyone else we know. Over time we've developed little comedy routines, or just improvise on the spot, simply to amuse people we encounter, friends or perfect strangers. If we can make others smile, it makes us smile.
I suppose I should write things down and create an act (we both have stage training & performance experience), we might make some money. But with age we've lost that drive, and we really don't have the income incentive, either.
But I do think honing and using our wits helps to keep our minds sharp, and in that sense forestalling some of the aging process. It's one of the reasons I post on social media sites like RJ, and encourage my husband to do the same, to keep our brains working. "Use it or lose it" is still a valid strategy. And being happy, alert & positive is part of that formula, in my observation & experience.