I always thought that happiness was either something you had, or something you didn't. If you weren't happy than that was it, there was nothing you could do about it.
This is probably why I have been unhappy for most of my life.
But today I realised, that happiness takes motivation, it takes effort. Nothing is ever going to be perfect & you can't expect it all to fall into place for you.
Sometimes, you have to try to be happy, but it's worth it.