Pretend to be happy. Who says that if you’re feeling down, you can’t smile?
We fake a smile often enough when trying to be polite, why not now? Try it.
A smile, even a put-on grin, is contagious. (cf. Rabbi Nachman’s Wisdom #43).
Chaim Kramer, Rebbe Nachman And YOU
When we are disturbed and unhappy, we should at least imagine ourselves as being joyous.
Deep down we may be depressed, but if we act happy, we will eventually come to genuine joy (Rabbi Nachman’s Wisdom 74).
Chaim Kramer, Crossing the Narrow Bridge