Research shows us that Happiness is not a 'condition', it's a response. Therefore, it is not the situation you are in that is making you more or less happy but, rather, your response to it.
Focusing on the shortcomings, the
downfalls, the don't haves and am nots leaves you responding in a negative way.
Your situation doesn't define you, your attitude in that situation does. Not
everything in your life is miserable, but focusing solely on the one thing that
may be can leave you feeling that way. Focusing on the positive and good things
leaves you more energized for shifting out and away from those that aren't