Happiness. There are many meanings in this one word, and all the people understand it differently. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. Happiness depends upon ourselves. And so on. As we see happiness can be characterized in various ways, and each person finds the real sense of this word for himself. Sometimes something can be happiness for one, when for the other it can be a complete disappointment. So I think we can never say what is happiness, cause it is an abstract concept, we can't hear or see it. We can only feel it deep in our hearts, but I don't think that we can completely describe that feeling.
As everyone, for the word happiness I understand some conception or action. In my opinion, if someone likes to reach perfection in everything, he will never be happy, because there are no borders for perfectionism. If you make some money, what you will want next is to earn much money that you have. And you will lose your life, chasing something worthless it. So the best thing to do to feel you happy is valuing everything that you have, even if you think that you have nothing. Of course it is hard to ignore your difficulties or problems and see only opportunities, but if you work hard on yourself, you will reach your desired effect.At first you must be thankful for everything. You must thank God every morning and evevning, for a new day, for a good health, for your family, friends and so on. It is hard, but in order to be happy, you have to be optimistic, and even in the darkest times you must see the light side. People are used to complain about everything-from the weather to the goverment of the country. But we can never reach something by complaining. We can just change our attitude to the world and we will see, that it is not our enemy, and it is very friendly towards us.
There is something that my mother once told me, and due to which I look at everything positively. There are no problems, there are only opportunities. At first, I didn't understand the meaning of it, because it seemed nonsence. But than I took some examples of it. For instance, if someone gets fired from his work, it is an opportunity for him to be closer to his family, if someone has a cold, it is opportunity for him to have a rest and gain energy for future actions. Of course the problem will not turn smaller or disappear, but due to our new attitude, we will not feel losers in this life, but will draw the moral from everything and in course of time will be wiser, and do less mistakes.It is always easier to say than to do, but if we begin from a little thing, the process will start and will defnitely reach its finish. I try to live by these rules, sometimes it doesn't work, but I dont give up. And now I can say for sure that I am happy, and can say the definition of happines from my point of view. Happiness is appreciating and loving yourself, your life and everything that you have.