A few years ago my my Aunt and Uncle were missionaries in Montana. They took notes at a church conference when a President Oakey spoke. They sent their notes in an e-mail message which I have saved. He spoke on coveting and said that 'if envy were a fever, all the world would be ill." And, then stated "God's plan is not the plan of pleasure. It is the plan of Happiness."
I thought that that was worth pondering and praying about.
I am not a pleasure seeker --- and don't often have those opportunities anyway. The reminder that I need is that I have the same access to happiness as does everyone else. Isn't that a sweet way to start the new year?