Here is a recent study showing that when it comes down to it, people truly makes us happy not material things.
I think this is something very important to remember in these times. As it becomes harder and harder to buy things with inflation, the economy, the giant divide between the classes etc, it becomes more important to ground your peace and happiness with yourself and loved ones. Now is the time to truly cherish your kids and those close to you. Now is the time to teach and show others what it means to be happy even if you don’t have a lot of material things. Time to focus on what you do have instead of what you don’t have. That will lead to better happiness and science is showing that is true.