At this point I am confident in offering the following:
THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS
ONE: FORGET ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT.
(If you are even remotely like me-you don't even really know what it is. The best I have been able to muster is a strong suspicion based on the constant programming foisted upon me by the materialistic society I live in.)
TWO: DO YOUR BEST TO BE OF SERVICE TO OTHERS.
People around you right now are in pain. They need comfort, hope, help to the restroom, a ride, a sandwich... the list goes on and on. No matter where we are in our own struggles we are in better shape than others in some way.
Of course a Spiritual attitude helps with both of these steps. But even if you don't believe in a Higher Power-(An overlying All-knowing Force of Love and Law.) These two steps will work.
And by "work" I mean they will bring you PEACE.
And PEACE = HAPPINESS