Of course God is in all those things. But when we believe we worship the actual “thing”, it means trouble. Happiness isn’t outside. It’s the natural state. We don’t have to look far. It’s already there, eternally and intimately yours, a gift you were born with. All you have to do is to accept it.
It doesn’t matter if you call it God or not. I know it makes some people awkward. But God is not religion. God is not belief. God is freedom, joy, awareness. God is the essence of all those things you wanted. I know you know the feeling, you touched on it, you felt it. It comes in more than glimpses when you know how to look for it.