As the year approaches its end we are in the perfect position to reflect. Unfortunately, it's been kind of a crap year. We have had more than our fair hare of bad news, disasters, catastrophes, deaths, and all around "WTF" moments. It has really been a rough year and every step seemed to be harder than the last. The news, naturally, has been bombarding us with all that negativity and you know what? It really wears on you. All of that sadness, stress, and bad news isn't good for us!
And one Twitter user had enough.
Jacob Atkins is a man on a mission and his mission is to not let us end 2017 focused on all that negative crap. He wants us all to stop for at least a moment and stop focusing on elections and politics, potential wars, and soul-crushing natural disasters and instead he decided to share an uplifting list of all the good things that happened in 2017. While he started out of boredom, he's really gifted us something we need: an uplifted spirit and positive attitude.
Many people were devastated to hear that the Great Barrier Reef was dying, this news was definitely not spread enough for our liking! It's a good thing Jacob was here to remind us something good came out of 2017.
Homelessness is a major issue affecting the United States right now, and this is a huge step forward for that problem.
Every time an animal finds its way to the Endangered Species list we all know we've failed a little harder. But when an animal has been repopulated enough to be removed from the list? We can celebrate. We wish we heard more of this news!
HIV/AIDS has been a very serious issue in Africa until recently! This is such great news!
As news emerged that we were losing the honey bees so came with it the dire consequences. And for once, the world listened! And we helped regrow the honey bee population. Good job, humans!
Recycled materials and jobs for women? Sounds good to us!
The devastation of the rain forest has had an astronomical impact on the world, these promises to rebuild the rain forest are promises of a brighter future.
Celebrate seemingly small victories. Any decrease in crime is a good thing in our eyes!
Child labor is a serious human rights issue and seeing those numbers cut in half is definitely worthy of celebration.
Punish people who did wrong, help those in dire need? Kentucky is figuring out how to solve both problems at once! Good job, Kentucky.
If any children need uplifting moments, surely it is those who are stuck in the hospital. Thank you Iowa fans!