What makes us happy? This is a surprisingly difficult question as many of us take happiness for granted or are in a desperate search for happiness.
The truth is happiness comes from within. You may ask, what exactly does that mean...from within? I mean that happiness is an emotion and emotions comes from our thoughts and thoughts come from our brain and emotions come from the "feelings" we have within our body. You feel hot and cold, those are tactile. When you feel sad, what are you thinking about? What are your focusing on. Ask the same questions when you feel happy, excited, motivated, etc.
Stop what you are doing right now....and check to see what you are "feeling" .... now, check to see what thoughts you have around those feelings. Try it! Are you thinking about something in the past or something in the future?