Hmmm. I'm sort of stupidly happy. I find it very easy to be joyful about simple things. I'm glad for a food, a bed, to have cats....
Me too. I can't help being glad and thankful for the little daily blessing. Perhaps it does come from having experienced life without them, but that thankfulness stays with me; I don't have to play mental gymnastics to keep reminding myself to be happy.
My cats and dogs make me happy. As do my trees. And my tiny house. And the hills. And coffee. And wind. And rain. And my bed when I'm tired. And a shower when I'm dirty. Mosquitos definitely do not make me happy, but the hummingbirds do. And a smile on any of my cousins' faces. And my parents' voices.
Get a cat who revels in life, and then look at him.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY