Happiness, a state of mind, a desired state in which people want to spend their life. A general belief is that a state of consistent happiness is a difficult thing to achieve. People think it is a tough task. One is required to put in a lot of hard work. One must earn and posses a lot. But, unfortunately, such is a wrong faith. A misleading concept.Happiness is probably one of the easiest thing to achieve. One has to just learn the art of being happy. Just feel blessed and have a positive outlook.
When you look at a rose, let the look enter your brain. It will surely bring a smile on your face. It will shine your eyes too. Similarly when you look at a tree, at the sea, at an animal, at desert, at a mountain, at freely flowing river, at sunshine or at clouds. Look at it the way a mother looks at her baby. Open the windows of your brain to the nature. It will bring in a lot of happiness.
Cherish and enjoy what you have. If you have a bike, do go for a ride in the rain. Do not let the desire of buying a Mercedes spoil the enjoyment you can have from a bike ride available to you.
By all means, work hard and try to grow. But remain detached from it. Keep working hard, because working hard is a nice thing, not because it should bear nice results. Be good, because its good to be good, not because it should get you something good.
Last but not the least, it may sound a bit too much, try to achieve karma shuddy (purity in deeds) and then purity in thoughts. Its a source of eternal bliss and happiness.