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You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy.–Eric Hoffer

Do you ever find yourself chasing happiness? More stuff? More money? More love, acceptance, friends, drugs . . . or whatever?

Yes, we do need these things to some degree. We need a roof over our heads, food in our pantries, and people to love.

Sometimes we think more stuff will make us happy. Whatever that stuff is, whether people or things, it is outside of us. We are looking for something external to fill a hole inside ourselves, to make us complete, to bring happiness.

I would suggest that true happiness cannot be found externally. As the old saying goes, happiness is truly an inside job. You can only fill yourself with yourself. Become a complete person, grounded in the knowledge that you’re all you need. Then all the rest can truly be enjoyed.

Remember, all the stuff is just frosting on the cake. You, my friends, are the cake.

Let’s hear it for cake–with lots if yummy frosting!