“One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts, once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness- simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience.”- George Sand, poet
You are the maker of your own happiness. You are responsible for your own happiness. It does not come from outside. Your happiness is within you. According to James Allen, “A man is happy, wise and great in the measure that he controls himself; he is wretched, foolish, and mean in the measure that he allows his animal nature to dominate his thoughts and actions.”
Happiness comes from the right thoughts and actions. It does not come from the wrong thoughts and actions. If you want to make yourself happier, you must direct your thoughts.