The key to happiness Happy and smiling are not always synonymous. You can be happy and not smiling. Gratitude is the key to unlocking happiness. Try being unhappy when you are grateful. dad • • • • • This website is about our SPIRIT. To enjoy today’s post about our WORK, click here. By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.