“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” ~ Seneca
Some days true happiness is a washer and dryer that work. When I bought my house, I installed a new stackable high efficiency washer and dryer. Four months ago, the washer began to spit grease all over my clothes. When a load of whites were decimated, that was it. I bought a new set, delivered today. My first set lasted nearly 20 years. The set I just replaced lasted only six. At that rate, and cost, happiness might be living near a creek with good rocks, and that’s really not a bad idea whether I wash my clothes in it or not. Running water makes me extremely happy.