If I only had _______________, I’d be happy. Is that too much to ask? Why does life have to be so difficult? Why can’t I just have what I need?
Whatever word is used to fill in the blank in this sentence doesn’t matter: money, a partner, freedom, a vacation, a child, a family, friends, job, beauty, health, a house, a car, a better body, recognition, fame, respect, you name it, the statement is still untrue.
Don’t believe me? Here’s a test:
Have you ever met, or heard of anyone who has what you are seeking but still isn’t happy?
Are you aware that drug addiction, suicide, depression, alcoholism, despair, and abuse still thrive among people who have what you want?
Changes in our circumstances can make us temporarily more comfortable. Happiness still has to come from inside; a you-decide deal.