It's true, a lot of really bad stuff happened in 2017 (sad!), but one very, very good thing that happened was Ed Miliband launching his brilliant podcast Reasons to be Cheerful, co-hosted by Geoff Lloyd.
Anyone who was a fan of the fun-loving former-Labour leader screaming along to Napalm Death when he filled in on BBC Radio 2 is sure to enjoy it.
As a way to spread some positivity through the world, Ed and Geoff also take the time each week to give their own reasons to be cheerful - and it's this idea we've ripped off and applied to the past 12 months.
Because even though we've had Brexit, the Weinstein scandal, the Kevin Spacey scandal, the Trump scandal, the other Trump scandal, and the other, other Trump scandal, there's still plenty of reasons to be cheerful about 2017 as we finally confine it to the history books.
1. Curb Your Enthusiasm came back.
It's been six years but we were finally able to live vicariously through Larry David again. Pretty, pretty good.
2. We started talking about the gender pay gap again.
It was 1970 when then-secretary of state Barbara Castle announced the Equal Pay Act to bring women's pay in line with men's by 1975.
Isn't it worrying that we're still trying to make that a reality all these decades later?
Still, the conversation is back on the table after 2017 and maybe this time we'll get it right.
3. Emily Thornberry gave us this gif.
4. Nuclear war didn't break out.
It looked touch and go at times, but at time of writing, we haven't been dragged into a nuclear war. Touch wood.
5. Young people became energised and engaged in politics.
Regardless of your political leanings, the fact that youth vote in 2017's General Election surged by 15 per cent can only be a good thing.
6. Australia voted to legalise same-sex marriage.
Because love is love, wherever you are.
7. NBC commissioned a third season of The Good Place.
In hundreds of years, the human race will still be singing sonnets about the incendiary on-screen chemistry between Ted Danson and Jameela Jamil.
8. Wonder Woman gave us the female-centred superhero story we deserve.
Can we have a Black Widow film now please, MCU?
9. Salt Bae.
Bless you, Salt Bae, you are too pure for this Earth.
10. A queer black love story won Best Picture at the Oscars.
Sorry La La Land, but we neededMoonlight to win.
11. Smart home devices definitely cemented themselves as 'a thing'.
12. Twitter introduced 280 characters.
It's not that bad really, is it?
13. Michael Flynn cooperated with the authorities.
14. Taylor Swift returned with Reputation.
Look what you made her do.
15. Fiona the Hippo.
She's officially over 600lbs! The scale read 610lbs for Fiona today! #teamfiona #cincinnati #cincinnatizoo https://t.co/x7wg5CIVqq
43. We remembered 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales with one of the biggest celebrations of Pride on record.
Showing how far we've come, but highlighting how far we've still got to go for our trans brothers and sisters.
44. Rick and Morty returned with a third season and it's better than ever.
Look, all that Szechuan dipping sauce nonsense aside, it's still one of the most thought-provoking and intelligent shows on TV.
45. Jim Carrey laid his soul to bare in a very real way.
We saw the actor like we'd never seen him before in the captivating Netflix documentary Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond, which shows him in-character as his idol Andy Kaufman during the production of biopic Man on the Moon.
46. The incredibly rare pale tiger was spotted in the wild for the first time since the 1950s.
Photographed by Nilanjan Ray, it's good to know there's still beauty in the world not yet totally destroyed by man.
47. A new species of orangutan was discovered in Indonesia, making it the first great ape to be discovered in almost 100 years.
He's the king of the swingers, the jungle VIP.
48. People started talking about food banks more, which should hopefully lead to more donations.
A sadly essential service for thousands in 2017. Search for your nearest one on The Trussell Trust and check out what items they need the most.
49. Kesha returned with new, empowering music and continued advocating for mental health after being embroiled in legal disputes for years.
She's a motherf***ing woman.
50. A brand new music festival was announced in London for 2018, including The National, Nick Cave, The xx and Bjork.
It's called All Points East in Hackney and we don't even remember what Glastonbury is anymore.
51. British Vogue appointed its first editor-in-chief of colour in Edward Enninful.
His first cover featured Adwoa Aboah and turned the fashion world on its head, marking a turn towards greater inclusivity.
Model and activist Adwoa Aboah features on the cover of the December issue
52. The transgender community demanded a seat at the table.
While on one hand, this has led to much more transphobia being pumped out into the world, it's inspiring to see the trans community refusing to be silenced and making itself heard.
53. The face Michelle Obama served during Trump's inauguration.
In that moment Michelle was all of us, and we were all Michelle.
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with outgoing U.S. Vice President Joe Biden as outgoing President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama look on
54. Scientists got closer to finding a way to reverse Alzheimer's memory loss.
The discovery of a protein means an enzyme that interferes with the memory-forming process in people with Alzheimer's can now specifically be targeted.
55. In a Heartbeat.
The animated short about a closeted boy following his heart has been viewed more than 32 million times.
56. Millions of people in more than 600 cities around the world joined the Women's March.
On 21 January, women made sure 2017 was going to belong to them and not to men.
57. Will & Grace came back.
After 11 years, Will, Grace, Jack and Karen are back, and they've never been more necessary.
58. Owen Jones and Ellie Mae O'Hagan launched a podcast to deconstruct British politics.
Whether you agree with their views or not, Agitpod offers fascinating insight while prompting debate and recharging the youth interest in what's actually going on.
59. We finally started talking about what to do about Apu Nahasapeemapetilon and the problematic use of racial stereotypes.
Comedian Hari Kondabolu released documentary The Problem with Apu, which should see positive changes to the character.
Apu doesn’t “offend” me, he “insults” me...and my community. I’m an adult with bigger things to deal with. My film… https://t.co/ZJRorspkZq