I think we forget that ourself is the thing that will make us happy. Obviously, loved ones, jobs and activities can make you happy but those things make you happy because of what you make of them, of how you feel about them. In the end it is all down to you. You are the one who is responsible for making your own happiness. You can't sit around waiting for someone else to do it for you, or waiting for it all to sort itself out because that's not going to happen unless you do something to help it along.
There will be times in your life when you are unhappy. Sometimes this could be because of something that you have to power to change. If that is the case, then change it. Do the necassary things for your own happiness. If you can, fix the thing that is making you unhappy.
Sometimes you won't have the power to fix/change the cause of your unhappiness. At times like this, you own thoughts and feelings can make it easier until that thing has passed over and doesn't seem as hard. Do something to help you relax, do other things that will make you happier during this time or even seek out some therapy or counselling. Take charge of your own happiness.
The simple answer to happiness is you.
<3 Ellen xxx