According to a recent report Denmark, with its democracy, social equality and peaceful atmosphere, is the happiest country in the world. Zimbabwe, torn by political and social strife, is the least happy. To illustrate that money can't buy happiness the U.S., the world's richest nation, ranks 16th.
Overall, the world is getting happier. It found increased happiness in 45 of 52 coutnries studied from 1981 to 2007.
So don't worry about rising oil prices, food prices and other problems. Be happy!
Seriously, it's not what happens to us in life, it's how we react to it that matters. Take time for yourself each day. Live in the moment. Meditate and find the peace within. Not only will you be happier but your health will benefit.