As a friend of mine told me, you have to "catch" happiness -- that's why it's the "pursuit." Whether you're pursuing happiness or wanting to lead a better life, things go wrong along the way. But it's not what happens to you, it's how you respond. And how you respond depends on how you look at your life.
“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” -- James Openheim
One of my former managers is going on their next adventure and we got to talking about how you know when you're making the right moves and what really matters. It really comes down to just a few vital things that you can use to stay the course of life.
“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” --Jonathan K. Foster
Your "Experiencing-Self" lives in the present. It's the one that answers the question, how you feel? Your “Remembering-Self” lives in the past. It's the one that answers the question, "How have you been feeling?"