In Search Of HappinessHappiness is mostly dependent on state of mind, not on status in society or the size of bank account. As long as one is not in poverty, as long as one has the means for adequate food and shelter, the level of well- being is determined by what one chooses to focus on (the full or the empty part of the glass) and by the interpretation of external events.
Happiness is contagious. One can catch happiness just by talking to happy people. Reading books with a happy outlook. Listening to pleasant music with an easy tempo. Singing along or hum if one don't know the words. Developing a friendship with a cheerful person. Spending time dancing to music. Stretching often. Exercising often. Telling jokes to self. Practicing positive thinking. Looking for the good in the moment. Expect happy things and one will find happiness.