What is happiness? How can I be happy? Scientists have studied the nature of happiness, poets have written beautiful thoughts, and countless people through time have gone in search of happiness. It’s so easy to get caught up in the latest problem, failure, or minor disaster at work or home. Happiness isn’t something that just happens to you. Everyone has the power to make small changes in our behavior, our surroundings and our relationships that can help set us on course for a happier life.