Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be ~ Abraham Lincoln
There's an Old Testament character named Nehemiah who fought off evildoers with a sword in one hand while using the other hand to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, one brick at a time. The place was in shambles. The workers were few. And the enemy was strong. That's how I feel about my life. I'm in the process of rebuilding from the ground up. I have a sword in one hand to fend off my attackers and one free hand to rebuild a safe haven for my family, brick by brick.
I do one thing every morning that helps me get to my happy place – I count my blessings. I can't choose my situation but I can choose my happiness. I choose to be happy. How about you?