Before my situational depression, I had never understood happiness. I never appreciated being loved or understood. Or the simple pleasures of having someone listen to you. The gift of kindness and the habit of compassion is what drives this world forward, but when I was in that dark place I never understood that. Biologically humans are not programmed to be happy all the time. People become stressed, angry and upset. But the people that are the most content don't let external forces interfear with their mental stability. Everyone has a purpose and if you find your purpose and your meaning on this earth then ultimately you will be happy. Even on the worst days, you have a reason to be here, you have a role that needs to be fulfilled. So that's what I remember, that I have meaning, so stay positive and know you are needed. That is what will keep you grounded.