I was always spiritual, even as a child. I was taught to pray, show gratitude. We had an attitude of gratitude. Even if life was ugly, bad or sad - we prayed.
The attitude of unhappiness is not only painful, it is mean and ugly.
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But... it is better to be good than to be ugly.