I have been noticeably "happier" (as mentioned by those around me). It seems as if marriage has "done something for me".
Truth is, I am usually a solemn/serious person; increasingly so within the past year. So much has gone on. Much of it robbed me of my happiness. But it's back! I am happy with where I am in life now. I am happy to be married. I am happy to be away from what brought me tears.