The thing about life is that the possibilities for merriment and play are always available. Pursue the things that give you pleasure this new year. We get what we look for, so it might as well be the positive aspects of our lives.
We may not be able to see the good, all the time as one has to make the effort to find it and suddenly it shows up.
No matter how bad things get and regardless of outside circumstances, concentrate on having fun. Any and all experiences must be embraced to find their joy. It is there waiting to be claimed. Own it!