Most folks define happiness by how they feel and if they are comfortable and free from want. Of course, this can be a difficult reality to chase. In fact, it is nearly impossible to attain that kind of happiness on a permanent basis unless you have no more wants. If you are at the upper echelon of enlightenment I commend you, but also would challenge you to live in the here and now and experience life to its fullest.
If you have reached a place where you are totally free from want then why not help others who are not? And if you have done nothing your entire life but strive to make yourself happy then why not find some happiness in giving back or volunteering.
Did you know that folks rank charitable giving amongst the most fulfilling acts of their entire life? Perhaps this speaks to the genetic encoding for philanthropy and empathy that all humans share? Humans are social animals and although they engage much of their time in primate politics, there is a good side and good natured heart in there, use it.
So, why not share some happiness with others in their time of need. The Karma will do you good and you’ll discover a whole new reality and way to happiness in your life. Why not go with nature, do what comes natural and enjoy happiness through volunteerism and charitable giving. Get out the phone book and look under non-profit groups in your area, call a friend or two see if they are game also. Then call up and volunteer, try it out; you just might like it. Happiness awaits.