How many times a day do you suddenly think to yourself "I'm happy" A - never B - very rarely C - once a blue moon D - occasionally E - fairly often
fairly often, I think that is because I live in a pretty much no hassle housing scheme; 26 flats, we pretty much are all getting on , so we are "all 'getting on!" I also have a wonderful partner who lives above me and is sweet and kind and we share chores and look after each other - Yes I may moan at times but life is good.
Oh, you make it easy: E
When my blood sugar is where it is supposed to be (how did that happen?)
When I realize I did not take any painkillers for the last three days
When I see a fellow gardener and she says :come on over in May and I'll give as many Dahlia tubers as you want."
When I have dreams about the past.
When I listen to the blues..
I'm not really sure. I, like @LeighShelton - also suffer from Depression. I also have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. This does not mean I categorize myself as "A". I spent Saturday with my daughter and was fairly happy. Came home Sunday to find my son had been in a very bad highway crash. Was not happy about that, at all, until I saw how bad the truck was (totaled) and how relatively unscathed my son and his friends (and the passengers in the other car) were. I'm not happy that I lost work time, yesterday. But I am happy the company I work for gives me the time off when things like this happen. When am I truly happy? I am not sure. I don't even know how to recognize it any more.
E. To my surprise.
I thought about it. Yes, E is my answer. In this dismal age of DJT and "religious liberty laws" and an avowed Nazi running for office, I can say that I have more moments when I'm happy than not. Hmmmm, perhaps this is still a lingering fever talking? I can't believe that I'm typing this!
Does content with bouts of happy count?
I think I wabble between D and E depending on what's going on. I'm generally one of those that believes stuff is going to happen so no use being unhappy about it. Learn to deal with it rather than curse it when it happens. However I do get terribly unhappy with certain people in my life who don't seem to be happy unless they are in the middle of making things more difficult than they have to be. Every once in a while I go through a little spell of unhappy for that reason. It tends not to last that long though.