What is your meaning of happiness?

Happiness is a state of mind in which our thinking is pleasant, at least for a good portion of time. Note that it is a state of mind, NOT a set of happenings.

Which implies it is something we have direct control over.

Really? I don't think so! I so do not agree . . . if this were true, how could these three little beings bring me so much happiness?

Gandhi's definition of happiness:

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

It is easy enough to be pleasant;
When life flows like a sweet song.
But the man worthwhile,
Is the one who can smile,
When things go dead wrong.
(not mine, I just can't remember where I know this from)


What is happiness to you? What do you need to experience true happiness?