If you’re not happy, you’re not paying attention.
– Kwan Mi Cecily Dubusker
Happiness can never be separated from gratitude. Neither is possible without the other.
Everywhere we turn, we see people who have managed to get whatever they wanted, to achieve whatever they hoped to achieve – and yet they are not happy.
Why? Because they are not grateful. They do not pay attention to the present moment, to life as it is. Instead, they view their lives from a position of materialism, and, no matter how well things go for them, they want more. They are never satisfied; they might experience some euphoria when they get something they want, but it soon wears off and they go back to their habitual frustration, looking for the next achievement or acquisition in the hope that it will bring fulfillment.
The rest. I don’t have anything to add to what Barry has to say. Just passing this along.