I know, "life is how you make it" seems cliche, but it is true to me. To explain this further, a girl in my class made a statement that "life is 5%, and 95% of how you react to it." A good example of this relates not to life, but to death. In a documentary we watched in class last week, a black lady said, "When people have died, if you mourn them too long it demoralizes your spirit. When we buried them we didn't cry, but we would sing." Simply stated, if a person dies you can cry, or you can celebrate the life the person had lived on earth by singing.
Will you cry or sing in times of trouble? I know I try to sing (not very well though)!