Articles and quotes to fuel gratitude. Start each day with "Stubborn Gladness" – the ability to cultivate joy and wonder even in life's bleakest moments. Stubborn gladness is different from mere happiness. Happiness is easy — when it's there, that is. Happiness comes upon you, often out of nowhere. Happiness is simple. Happiness comes and goes on its own schedule. Stubborn gladness, on the other hand, is our daily work, and it is intentional living.