It is all too easy to get bogged down in misery - whether it is the economy or in fact the weather.
But an interesting survey I read today revealed that almost half the 1,000 respondents polled by networking giant Cisco believed miserable employees should be removed from an organisation.
Nobody wants to work opposite or alongside a misery and customers certainly don't want to deal with them. Smiles are infectious apparently - although anyone travelling on public transport is immune from this theory.
So cheer up everybody - Spring is nearly here and the national press might soon stop banging on about the recession and actually report about something positive.
Security firm set to become part of acquisitive Shearwater Group
Distributor merges three northern sites into one new hub in Warrington
Activist investor puts forward five director candidates as turmoil continues at security giant
Nima Green asks what is driving public cloud uptake in Germany