I think it's fair to say 2016 didn't exactly turn out as awesome as anyone wanted. The world seems to be on fire, politics shattered relationships and we look to 2017 with anxiety.
But not all was lost. Here's six few beautiful things you may have forgotten from the past year:
Thanks to the ice bucket challenge the gene responsible for ALS has been found! This is huge in developing an effective treatment for a horrible and scary disease.
Giant pandas aren't endangered anymore.
Juno visited the orbit of Jupiter giving us amazing photos and data.
An eleven year old girl launches #1000blackgirlbooks in order to showcase black girls in literature
The US Women's Gymnastics team won gold.
Deadpool, Hamilton, Finding Dory, Captain America: Civil War - Okay, these things aren't necessarily beautiful, but they provided much needed relief and entertainment.
There's a ton more. What was one positive from 2016 you remember?