We are taught that there is an American Dream or the noble quest to pursue happiness. We spend our lives seeking this happiness and searching for our true purpose. What does it mean to be happy? I have discovered happiness in some of the worst places and in the toughest situations. I have discovered unhappiness in beautiful places and during once-in-a-lifetime moments. Happiness is not a destination or a trophy, it is how we choose to feel at any given time. We can’t control the things that happen to us, but we have complete control over how we respond. If you want a life of happiness, then choose to be happy.