I have been thinking about these two events on this day. What I have discovered, in my short life, is that happiness is not something "out there" but it is "inside" of us all.
If you don't feel happy, for a long length of time, it's okay to do something different. None of us feel happy ever day, that's unrealistic but we can feel great moments of happiness on some days.
When I was younger, I used to believe that I had to have this or be this, etc, etc. to be happy. Always in pursuit of something. Over the years, I have looked into myself, who I am and what I love. I made a choice to strive to build on those things, to increase my sense of confidence, to give to others, to love others more. For me, those are moments of happiness.
There is nothing wrong with reaching for your goals and working hard. Those are essential. I like to think about incorporating both things. What do I plan to do this year and how will that increase my happiness, taking into account those I love. It is quite the balance.
Enjoy the day and every day that comes after that. I feel grateful, thankful and blessed. Thank you for reading this.