I went into this as a way to try to remember to be grateful for the things in my life. I went into this thinking that gratitude and happiness went hand in hand. I thought that maybe the reason I was so unhappy was that I was forgetting the gratitude part of my life. What I found out is that I was wrong. Gratitude does not equal happiness. I can be extremely grateful for the wonderful things in my life and still be sad about the sad things. Not only am I grateful what I have in my life, but I practice gratitude daily, even before this challenge. I thought that this challenge would make me delve deeper into my soul and help me find some sort of peace. It didn't. If anything, the 100happydays challenge did more for my mood than this. However, through this, I have learned that most of my sadness comes from not forgiving myself. It comes from putting way too much pressure on myself to be perfect. So, going into 2016, I'll still practice gratitude, because it's who I am, but the challenge for myself will be grace. Grace not only for myself but for others as well.