Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.
To the degree we can live without the things of this world, to that degree we are wealthy.
-- Peter McWilliams
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want to they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.