Happiness Cannot Be Bought


“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”

— Dalai Lama


To me, these are great words at any time of year. Their meaning grows at this time of year, however, because money will not deliver happiness. People scurry to buy just the right gift for friends and family. In truth, our presence is often the most valuable present. In loving and kind actions, we find the happiness we both give and get.

(Photo by Stefan Schweihefer)

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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