Happiness and contentment go hand in hand.
You cannot be content and not be happy, and you cannot be happy until you are content. Many times, we confuse ourselves by always looking to the outside - things we have, money, jobs, careers, relationships. However, everything we need for happiness we already possess and it's given to us by God. We are all born with it. It's the ability to have joy. Joy is the source of happiness. Joy is what is in you.Happiness is what happens to you.
Being more aware of who and why we are, is the beginning of a life of happiness and contentment. To be content is not to settle, but to be satisfied. There is a difference. Being satisfied doesn't mean you stop dreaming. It means being appreciative of your position. Living with purpose is the only sure way to happiness and contentment. Whatever your purpose in life is, find it. AND in finding it, you find yourself. And, finding yourself is what brings contentment and happiness. Enjoy your journey to self-discovery and self-appreciation.