Do you tell yourself you will be happy when...?
You fit into those 'skinny jeans'
You have enough money
You get that promotion
Your kids grow up and move out of home
There is a saying that life is what happens to you on the way to your goal. If you only focus on being happy when a certain set of circumstances occur, then you are missing so much joy.
Be happy today and live every moment of your life as if it were your last. Squeeze every drop of enjoyment from every second of every day. Focus on how great you feel now. Don't wait until some set of conditions happen.
Look around you now for pleasure. Is the sun shining? Is a great song playing? Find something right now that you enjoy. Be grateful for having friends and loved ones with you. Be grateful for things you take for granted, like clean water, electricity, a roof over your head. Many people don't have the things that we take for granted. Be grateful for the meal you are about to eat and your job.
You can find something good about everything you do during the day. You can find something good about everyone you meet. Try it, its fun, especially when you meet someone who tries to hide the good in themselves. I look at these people as a challenge. It makes life fun to crack those nuts.
Another way to make you feel great is to help others. Find ways to do little things for others. Don't expect anything for it, except a warm fuzzy feeling. You'll be surprised at the little rewards you will receive, unexpectedly. This helps you feel good and it spreads like a virus. You do something nice for someone; they feel good and do something nice for someone, and so on.
Someone once told me, if you don't like doing something, don't do it. You can always find a way to get someone else to do something for you, if you think hard enough. The funny thing is everyone has different likes and dislikes, so you can find someone who likes what you don't and do something for them that they don't enjoy. There is no need to do anything you don't enjoy.
The best way to be happy today is to do things you enjoy. Look around and love where you are, love the people you are with and love yourself. If you don't it's up to you to change things. Don't wait, do it now. Be happy today.