Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude. ~John Chrysostom
Your wealth can only edify your house but not you. Only your own virtue can edify you. Your dress can adorn your body but not you. Only your good conduct can.
Ultimately, it is bliss to know that “happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself”. The world may not be what you want it to be but you can tune your heart to find happiness within it. It is only when you have suffered for doing good that you can rise above others in understanding and personal happiness. ~by Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda
“If you want to find happiness, let us stop thinking about gratitude and ingratitude and give for the inner joy of giving. Ingratitue natural – like weeds. Gratitude is like a rose. It has to be fed, watered, and cultivated and loved and protected”. (Dale Carnegie)