Claiming your life has a lot to do with keeping situations and relationships in perspective by seeing them through a compassionate, realistic lens. Satisfaction is relative. Your happiness is relative to a scale you have created for yourself. If you measure your satisfaction right now against the two or three greatest moments in your life, you will most likely be unhappy because those moments cannot be duplicated. If you measure today’s satisfaction against some tough days you’ve had, you have all the reason in the world to appreciate this moment. Was today a good day? Well, what are you comparing it to?