You've been looking all over for it. No matter how hard you try you can't remember where you left it or the last place you saw it. How could you misplace something so vitally important? When did you lose your happiness?
It went into hiding the moment you began to believe that happiness was something that you could purchase or possess. It got misplaced the instant you subscribed to the notion that it was something that someone could give to you. The very second you came to the conclusion that it could be taken away from you, it vanished...into thin air.
It's time for you to reclaim it. Take your happiness back, it's yours. There isn't a person on the planet who can steal it from you. You couldn't gift it to someone even if you tried. The inherent state of happiness resides inside you still. It may have been dormant. You may have forgotten what it feels like, but it hasn't left you and it never will.
Claim it. Seize it. Acknowledge it. Happiness is a birth right, not an option. It has been inside of you all along, all you have to do is be open to experience it.