I would say that happiness is a State of Mind, "Happiness comes from choosing to be happy with whatever you do."
Ultimately, being happy with what you have is a matter of focusing on the good things in your life, while it's impossible to control everything that happens to you, you can control your internal thought processes by the actions you take. My suggestion is to let go of unrealistic burdens and expectations and think about all the great moments and do your best to make yourself feel good in the here and now. Each milestone you surpass on the way to your goal, feel great when you accomplish it and savor the happiness.
Kevin it looks likes you've got a good handle on what brings you longer-term happiness, take a moment to think about your gifts you already have that make you happiest.
√ Team Player
√ Loves a Challenge
√ Passionate Leader
Lastly Kevin Remember to Have Fun Once in a While!
Looks like your going to have some great wether this week in Aurora High 60s to Mid 70s.
Go for a hike or a bike ride with some friends at Cherry Creek State Park
Bobby McFerrin said it best – Don't Worry Be Happy