"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it."
I agree with this. I feel the most satisfied when I've really accomplished something. Then I can climb into bed feeling good about myself.
I think for the most part, we have control over whether a day is good or not, depending on our attitude. My bookbinding teacher shared a quote with us from her mentally handicapped nephew, Jay, who passed away two weeks ago at the age of 24. He would always say
"This is the best day ever!"
no matter how horrible the day may have seemed to someone else.
What makes a good day for you?