Let’s start out with this question “What made you happy today”? This should definitely be the question if someone’s “How Are You”, lead to a less then positive response. What made you happy might have a sarcastic response but it also might have the responder think a bit more about how many roses they actually got to smell. “What made you happy” might also help a person think about doing things that actually achieved this feeling in their day or have them seek professional help to find more of such moments. So I ask “What made you and me happy today”?