When anybody is asked what they want in life? They pause and try to think of a well thought-out reply.. and finally almost 90% of our answer will be.."we want to be happy".. We all know that.. Everybody wants to be happy.. but the next question.. ok so "what do you think will make you happy?" ... Then our minds starts racing... as if a fairy godmother is granting us a wish and really we will be happy ever after.. I have noticed myself asking these questions very often... as to what will guarantee me happiness throughout my life.. I dont know the answer, or atleast dont know one single answer which is panacea for all unhappy people. If I knew, I would be the most famous person in this world!! So what can make us happy - money, fame, friends, relationships, kids, career, charity. Does this always guarantee happiness? No, today you may have a good career, tomorrow they may fire you or you may have to quit for other priorities. Today, you have a good marriage and a supporting spouse, but tomorrow they may turn back and call you names or not love you anymore. Then, my question was- is it right to place our happiness in the hands of such transient things? The only solution to my unending quench for what happiness really means is nothing new. "Do your best and leave the rest to God". This has been told over and over by our great philosphers and also in "Bhagavad Gita". Whenever I have been faced with problems, I have been blessed enough to remember God and understand that I am never alone in my problems. It helps us get over our misery faster without any grudges on anybody because we never gave the right to anyone else to hurt us. It has always been about me and God with a one to one relationship. In depressing times, I have imagined God to be physically sitting above my head watching over me. I have fooled myself a lot like this but it has worked I have always gone past my troubles and issues with conviction. Everthing else is temporary and this is the only truth. Even after knowing it, we never follow it or remember him.. then who is to blame.. and then we again start our race for happiness.