I try to be in a state of happiness at least several hours a day.
(For example, since yesterday i missed my daily walk, i decided to do it last night—go see the creek—because weather prediction was the rain would start today, not last night.
So, as soon as i got outside about 11 pm it started pouring rain with alot of pretty lightening and thunder but i went anyway. I have 3 places i can sort of stay dry and not get hit by lighting near the creek—a bridge and some cliffs. I went to see the flood. Then i decided to take a dip in that dirty water. (It went from like 3 feet deep to 10 feet deep in 1 hour). I was on borderline of drowning but I can deal with that.)
I heard a radio show with a talk by some womyn who said she had been depressed and unhappy—due to things like global warming, floods, fires, poverty, lots of violence. She got some ‘help’ and medications and then became happier—she could sit in a traffic jam during daily commute and it didn’t bother her. Had a sort of stoic attitude.