Happiness is so misunderstood. Sometimes we just can't help being happy because of our circumstances. Playing and laughing with friends, spouse, children or my personal favorite, grandchildren, makes it easy to be happy.
Other times, happiness eludes us. Circumstances are difficult. That's when happiness becomes a choice.
This Christmas cactus that blooms in time for Thanksgiving always makes me happy.
I could choose to be happy while watching the squirrels, cats and Stellar jays play just outside my window.