The Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield published this video a few days ago with the following clip description: "Our world is not as bad a place as we often feel it to be. It is easy to look to the future and lament how far there is left to go, but sometimes it is helpful to stop and reflect on just how far we've come. This New Years, my resolution is to help make our world a better place. What's yours?"
It's encouraging to know that there are good things happening in the world too. My New Years resolution will be the same as Chris's, although it may be on a much smaller scale.