The older I get the more I realize that happiness doesn’t come from things. The joy we all seek comes from relationships and an inner recognition of how truly blessed we are.
More stuff is not the answer. Contentment comes from our awareness that the more stuff we own the less freedom we actually have. We truly do not need more stuff.
We need more silence, more solitude and a deeper appreciation for all that we already have.
But, that would be un-American, wouldn’t it?