This reminds me of a TED talk on synthetic happiness. To sum it up, by telling yourself that you are happy through synthetic happiness, you actually become a happier and more satisfied person. Our minds work in interesting ways doesn't it?
“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.” – Max de Pree (More inspirational quotes on the blog!)