One of the Joseph Campbell quotes I love shares that life is not about finding happiness; it is about finding and making meaning.
I am feeling meaning in these days. I am blessed with work that engages, challenges, humbles and stretches me. I am blessed with partner and children who love me, laugh with me, share pain with me, and grow with me. There are more books to read than I have time, sunlight to savor, and hungers to notice and sometimes tend.
Happiness is often my companion, and I welcome her. But she is not the reason for my being. Muddle and layers and wince and delight and wonder walk with me in these days; a meaning making sort of meander.
And it is good.