I have always been in love with this Irish Blessing:
"May joy and peace surround you,
contentment latch your door,
and happiness be with you now,
and bless you evermore."
I have thought about it a lot lately and can vouch that we, ourselves, are in control of our own happiness. It is through our choices, actions, and state of mind that this blessing can be ours. It can start in our homes and radiate through the rest of our life. It can start with those who we hold most dear, and expand to even those we like least or perhaps not even at all. My one wish and goal for this year is to try to live this blessing each and every day, for there is nothing more grand, nothing more inspiring than joy, peace, contentment, and happiness.