This year will soon be coming to a close. I do not know anyone personally who is sad to see it go. For many of my close friends and family, 2015 was a tumultuous year. It was one filled with all sorts of losses -- jobs, love, and lives -- on an individual and global scale, proving heartache as a sick and twisted unit of measure.
While many of us are tempted to fast forward into the future, we should take a second to pause and reflect on some of the most uplifting things that happened this year. Many of them can be found in the moments immediately following our biggest struggles. These are the moments in which we have stood back up and fought to stay standing, and reminders of them will help us enter the new year with full force.