What is it that makes one happy? An object, an area? A person? Thinking back to childhood, one of my happiest moments was more of a feeling of space than anything else. In the hot Ohio summers, I remember running around barefoot in the backyard, full of dandelions. During the nights I would still be running, still without shoes, with a large mason jar under my arm to catch fireflies. I would set the jar beside my bed and let them go in the morning....
While trying to find a happy space on campus, there was a little difficulty because of the bleak grey day it was.
Our group finally decided on the courtyard behind the art museum. For me, a happy space is outside, surrounded by greenery. I love the color green and plants give me peace. (It's too bad I can't keep a plant alive at my house!!)
I also found this area to be very happy and peaceful because it has elements of interactive fun that reminded me so much of making dandelion crowns and firefly nightlights as a child.
(of course, as an adult, the idea of of what's humorous has changed a little!)