2016 was a year of mourning for many; from tragic celebrity deaths to national support of rapists to institutionally-sanctioned racism, we saw tyranny and the forces of evil win again and again. And 2017 doesn’t seem to be off to a better start—in just 15 days, we’re inaugurating a notoriously litigious, racist, sexist billionaire. Now more than ever, we the people need hope. Here are 8 things to look forward to in 2017: