I am happy. So incredibly happy. There was no life changing event, I didn't win the lottery or buy a new car. I am happy because instead of tricking myself into believing it, I feel it. Learning to be happy is like learning to swim, it takes practice and can be skewed by perspectives of doubt in oneself. I never realized that happiness was also an emotion that I never fully grasped. It is the problem in this materialistic world full of false expectation. My life couldn't have been any better. No amount of money is going to change the way I feel. People that have so much less than us are just as happy, if not even happier than us. It is because they acknowledge what gifts they have and they focus on sharing it with others. We think a lot about what we don't have instead of seeing what wonderful things we do. I am so fortunate and feel like am in love with life. It's truely the best feeling in the world. I want to look back on my life and be proud of a life filled with compassion and tranquility. Once you start showing compassion to the world, you grow more as a person. Instead of searching for who you are, you become who you are. Every human being is capable of being happy, I know this because I have met people in the slums happier than I am. What do I have to feel unhappy about? Petty little things that blow over? I am not saying happy people do not react to the negative, they recover faster from it when they realize that they are still living a quality life. Happiness is extremely healthy, why doesn't everyone strive for the true internalness of it. It is quite beautiful.