Let us look back and find when we felt truly happy. Let us recollect those memories which made us smile. And let us see where we found our happiness.
Were you happy when you met the person you love the most? Were you happy when you went on a vacation you always wanted to take? Were you happy when you got the job that really appreciated the work that you had put in? Were you happy when you made your loved ones feel proud of you? Chances are that you were not only happy but truly yourself at these moments.
What was the common thing in all these events? Your thoughts, your wishes, your actions and your attitude. It may have appeared that your happiness came through someone else but you were the only common person in the above given four instances.
Now what if we reversed the instances. What would happen if you lost the person you love, if you never went on that vacation that you wanted, if you were never appreciated for your work or if you disappointed your loved ones? Chances are that you would feel sad.
Yet again, you are the only common factor in these instances. The point is that happiness or sadness are both emotions which come from within us. We are its true source and only we can work to change one into the other.
So you can relax in the knowledge that your life is truly yours and only you can decide if you want to be happy or sad through your thoughts, actions and attitude. And yes, the destination of happiness that you were looking for has always been within you, beating in your heart.