a way of doing something that is not extreme but is somewhere between two possible choices:
I always tried tostrike a happy mediumbetween having a home that looked like a bomb had hit it and becoming obsessively tidy.
9 [only before noun]formalsuitable:
His choice of words was not a very happy one.
a/my/your etc happy place
if you are in or go to your happy place, you imagine you are in a place that makes you feel calm and happy, because it helps you stop thinking about a bad situation
WORD FOCUS: happy WORD FOCUS: happy cheerfulbehaving in a way that shows you are happy in a good moodhappy at a particular time, and therefore friendly to other people pleased/gladhappy because something good has happened delighted/thrilled/overjoyed/ecstaticvery happy because something good has happened contentedhappy with your life optimistic/positivebelieving that good things will happen in the future gleeful/gloatingsmughappy because something bad has happened to someone else
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.