Why do so many people think that it takes something to make them happy. There has to be a reason that we are happy. We just got paid, we got a new house, a new Tv, a hot tub. Those things make us happy, but for how long? Then we keep buying things, because money buys happiness? We have all heard the saying "Money Doesn't Buy Happiness." Well, it doesn't. We make our own happiness. Happiness is not something that is a gift, its not something that comes around once in a while. It is there and it is there for the taking. We just have to work harder at being happier people. We as human being need to stop having excuses for being happy. We find so many reasons to be upset with others and with ourselves. Why not find the many reasons there are to be happy? Look at the positive, not the negative. Stop finding reasons to be unhappy. People always remember the negative things in life and tend to overlook all of the positive things that go on throughout the day. I challenge you to make a list of all the good things that happen to you in a day, big or small. Next to that, make a list of all the bad things that happen. Chances are, there will be a lot more good things than bad. Be grateful for the good things in life.