Well...I dunno, folks. I personally have had a relatively decent 2016, but outside my own little sphere, my God, this year has been a disaster. What year was worse? 1914? 1929? 1939? I've no idea. And the year ends with the likelihood that the darkness that dominated 2016 is just starting a prolonged period of settling in. So I'm finding "thankfulness" a bit more difficult to come by right now, if you must know.
Nevertheless, I remain convinced that no darkness lasts forever, and that we have in our power to limit the darkness that's coming. As a wise wizard once said: