It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
- Charles Spurgeon
Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
What is happiness? Is it subjective or can we put an objective value on it? How can and should we pursue happiness? The word of happiness is used frequently in our lives, and most of us strive to be happy. However, defining happiness can be knotty as there are many diverse routes to happiness subjected to an individual priority of life.
The concept of happiness is indeed straightforward; it is a state of mind, pleasant emotion made of love, inner peace, joy, contentment and fulfilment. It is an art that can be cultivated by focusing and being grateful on small things in life which are often ignored, but carry a lot of meaning. We all do our utmost and spend our entire lives for achieving success, more money, better career and greater wealth in order to attain happiness. Oppositely, the truth happiness is derived from the contentment of what we have - health, relationships, peace of mind, gratitude, kindness, love, faith and so forth and being grateful of every opportunity given to strive for betterment. Happiness is, without a doubt, our choice.