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Happiness is...

We are all responsible for our own happiness. We are happy when we are mentally healthy.  In Dr. Glasser's words:
You are mentally healthy if you enjoy being with most of the people you know, especially with the important people in your life such as parents, other family members and friends.  Generally, you are happy and you are more than willing to help an unhappy family member, friend or colleague to feel better.
You lead a mostly tension free life, laugh a lot and rarely suffer from the aches and pains that so many people accept as an unavoidable part of living.
You enjoy life and you have no trouble accepting other people who think and act differently from you. It rarely occurs to you to criticise or try to change anyone. If you have differences with someone else you will try to work out the problem; if you can't you will always walk away before you argue and increase the difficulty.
You are creative in what you attempt and may enjoy more of your potential than you ever thought was possible.
Finally, even in difficult situations when you are unhappy - no-one can be happy all the time - you'll know why you are unhappy and you'll attempt to do something about it. You may even be physically handicapped like Christopher Reeve, and still fit the criteria above.