To feel relatively happy it is necessary to enjoy the present, the now. Even sad realities should be accepted as part of our life and the present should be made worthy of enjoyment. Do not think that happiness will come when something will happen or when someone smiles upon you. Almost every moment has the potential to give joy; try to find what that is with conscious effort. Often completing your work and doing it well can offer that little bit of joy. The most sad moments can be changed into time-frames in which life can be analysed and life-patterns deduced. By doing that analytical work you are doing something, some kind of work, and work will always yield satisfaction. And, of course, when nothing works pick up a copy of THE TAILOR’S NEEDLE. I am sure reading it will help you see this point of view through the lives of the Ranbakshis.