There is . . . no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. (Henry David Thoreau, 19th century poet, author, philosopher)

When we look to things, activities, or other people as sources for happiness, we are launched on a failed mission. It is true that other things or people can give us a temporary emotional lift, but to sustain it, we have to have more activity, more things, or friends who never fail and are always there for us. Better to look within ourselves for inner strength.

Jesus: “I am coming to you now . . . so that [you]may have the full measure of my joy within. (John 17:13).