Taking a bigger picture to understand yourself could be the biggest gift you could give to yourself. Understanding yourself is a journey of moving away from identifying yourself with your body towards realising yourself as part of the Universe. It is a journey of leaving behind the "me-me-me" attitude, and adopting the "how can I be of service to others?" outlook. this journey is the most gratifying experience one could have.
Happiness is not something that happens to you as a result of external events. Your degree of happiness is not defined by today's weather or the way the bus driver looked at you. Happiness is a decision. It is your mindset, your choice, your credo.