I came across this today. It inspired me.
“…When I was a child my elders taught me it was up to me to make myself happy each day, and when I go to bed each night, I should thank Great Mystery for my happiness. Most people don’t take responsibility for their own happiness — it doesn’t even enter their heads to do this! And at the end of the day, they’re not grateful for the good things that happen to them…”
SENECA ELDER GRANDMOTHER TWYLAH HURD NITSCH from Conversations with Extraordinary Women About Living a Spiritual Life by Margaret Wolff.