Since the focus on a new year is happiness, thought I'd pass along this diddy. I am working on happiness within rather than trying to grab it from without. These Buddhist guys are onto something ;)
Happiness and suffering come from your own mind, not from outside. Your own mind is the cause of happiness; your own mind is the cause of suffering. To obtain happiness and pacify suffering, you have to work within your own mind.
-Lama Zopa Rinpoche, "The Door To Satisfaction"