Happiness lies in the mind of a man as beauty lies in the eyes of a beholder. In other words we can say that happiness comprises a state of mind. It lies in our attitude towards life. One thousand rupees can give happiness to a poor man while they have no importance for a millionaire. There is a Chinese proverb in this connection: `there is nothing like a little land well tilted; a little house well filled; and a little wife well willed.’ So the source of happiness lies within our own selves. It is a matter of approach, a matter of feeling.
Health and happiness go hand in hand. When, we do some good work which gives happiness to others, our own happiness also increase by leaps and bounds. One way of doing this is to find out, and go out to those who may be in need of our help. While the person we go out to help feel grateful to us, we should also feel grateful to him for his being instrumental in giving happiness to us. The highest form of happiness is derived when we help others and give happiness to them. This is the reason why in every religion great importance is given to serve poor, needy and diseased persons.