STOP AND THINK – Happiness is always an inside job. (Author unknown)
One definition of happiness is “a pleasurable or satisfying experience.” That sounds like it is the result of some external event that makes you happy. Another: “a state of well-being and contentment.” That seems to emphasize an internal condition, the result, not so much of what happens to us, but of the settled attitude of joy that characterizes the person who is content.
A happy heart makes the face cheerful. (Proverbs 15:13)