What is happiness? The comfort, money or something luxurious? The answer is no, this is not happiness. Happiness is the emotion of being happy or full of joy. As Hugh Downs said “a happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” His words are absolutely correct. An individual finds happiness in different things rather than seeing happiness in everything. A person can’t be happy unless he is happy with himself and with what he has. The only way to true happiness is to recognize that it has always been attained. It was never those particular things that made you happy; it was always your choice of attitude in the face of them. The greatest gift a person can discover within is to acknowledge that they have always the power to produce whichever emotion they like, including happiness. Let’s take going away on a vacation, for example. We plan it, we tell about it to people and we get absolutely excited about what is going to come. The thing is we are not actually at the trip yet, but we feel happy. Happiness comes from within oneself. Once we go on a trip, everything seems amazing. The people seem to be nice, the buildings are extraordinarily beautiful and we seem to be happy with everything around us. Life is what you make it. I agree that life is full of ups and downs but if you choose to be happy and see happiness and love all around, you will be much more happier than you were earlier. By this, you are not only going to make yourself happy, but you making others happy too. But if you focus on difficulties, you will continue to suffer. Happiness doesn’t require big things, it could be found in small things also like helping others, praying for them, seeing our loved ones happy also makes us happy. Life is full of opportunities, so be happy, make others happy and see joyful in everything. These are the key to true happiness or joy.