So who else is excited to see 2016 leave the room?
It has really been such a trying year on all fronts.
The war in Syria and the mass of refugees has been heartbreaking and the Trump win, why America, why?!?! But why even go abroad when our own local news is already enough fodder for heartbreak and frustration.
On the personal front, my husband was hospitalized twice and my parents pushed forward with their grand project even if their funding source was iffy, leaving my bank account bleeding on both occasions.
But I refuse to let negativity get the better of me and I will force my disgustingly positive side to poke through all the gloom and doom.
Yes, 2016 was all sorts of horrible but there were some rays of sunlight that still peeked through just the same. It's easy to dwell on the negative and let it drown us, but as Mr. Rogers said, look for the helpers and you'll see that there are still so many caring people in this world.
Hope abounds and I will continue to cling on to it until I draw my last breath, so help me God.
These days, I find myself singing "Tomorrow" from Annie more and more because it's the perfect picker-upper and reminds me that the sun will always come out and tomorrow always brings the promise of something better.
Yes, the world has gone nuts, but you have a choice to be either one of the nutjobs or one of the helpers. I definitely know what team I'm going to be on.