Be a beautiful flower, no matter if you are male or female - we can all blossom and grow.
As you pursue happiness there always seems to be something or one that upsets the balance, but the key is to stay focus and get that happy spirit back.
Small things can make someone happy. I fill my living room with freshly cut scented flowers and this makes me happy. The smell and colour bring life to the room. Going out and having fun with family and friends makes me happy. Sometimes this requires a good deal of money to be spent, while other times it just the price of an ice-cream and everyone is fine. When I send flowers I use this guide to help me select the perfect flowers for a friend.
To be happy is just a state of mind; it is what you you feel inside. You could have 'status', a high paying job, money in the bank and an entourage of willing people around you, but will this bring true happiness? It depends on you, as happiness is your state of mind and how you feel about the situation you are in. Exercise produces a good state of mind. Try and exercise more when you are feeling down.
Happiness depends on your view and perspective of life and how you cope with events and situations. Are you welcoming of constructive criticism or do you get defensive? Do you turn every other event into a tragedy or do you learn from it and move on? Moving on can be very difficult, but worth the effort as you will feel better about yourself and have internal piece.
Most of us live busy lives, this is a phenomenon of this modern age. However, constantly striving to slot an increasing amount of activity into a day will only leave you exhausted, stressed and definitely not happy.
Happiness does not have to be about money; of course financial pressures do bring their woes. It is important to find joy and happiness in situations and people around you and activities you can do with your friends and family. Think about them and enjoy and savour what people and nature have to offer you; a smile to a stranger, a warm greeting to a neighbour - provide not only you with happiness, but other people.
Make time in your life. Sort out issues that make you unhappy and focus on those that bring you happiness.
Fun activities and just making time for the people you care for, will bring more happiness than money could ever buy. So if you do anything today. Take control of how you feel. Get out and about, rest at home when need be but don't let life pass you and your family by.