Living with joy is a cultivated art. It begins with awareness. That means you will notice many things that do not present you with a joyful world. However, awareness of beauty will also mix in with the not so great things. See something nice in a store window, or watch a child playing. Allow yourself to smile. It's not necessary to possess whatever it is. Compliment another person who looks tired or unhappy. See that person light up in response, even for just a moment. You have made a positive difference. Compliment yourself on a job done well. Even if you seem to be having a "bad day" look for what was good in it. Sitting up all night with a sick loved one or responding to a friend's emergency may not be your definition of happiness, but it is a demonstration of love. Even if you thought no one noticed or cared, be sure you give yourself recognition for making the world a better place. Notice your joy expanding.