Have you ever noticed that the emphasis in advertising is on what we don’t have? According to television and radio commercials, happiness is a new house, or a new car, or new Apple product, or a bass boat. Advertisers are taking advantage of the fact that many people think they can attain happiness by accumulating more “stuff.” Have you ever noticed that we spend the early part of our lives accumulating stuff and the later part of our lives accumulating memories and getting rid of stuff?
It seems to me that if we can find a way to be more thankful for what we have, we’ll spend less time thinking about what we don’t have. I have a feeling that true happiness is somewhere in there.