Your happiness is not determined by your surroundings. It is not as many think, dependent upon having all that your heart desires, living free of want, owning the finest home on the block, or even by the amount of money that you have in the bank. Instead, happiness is making the choice to dwell not on all the I wants, and I desires, but to focus instead upon bring hope and smiles to those around you. Because when you stop dwelling on all the things you want and cannot have, and concentrate on creating a gold rush of tears of joy in those around you, the happiness that you share will in turn find its way back to you.

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By that definition I must be a puppy millionaire, because this adorable smile has brought joy into hundreds of lives.