Dear world, I wasn't all bad. Signed, 2016

Updated 1:05 AM ET, Thu December 29, 2016

(CNN)I know, I know. You're SO over me. You lost a favorite celebrity. Your Samsung Galaxy exploded. You got really tired of Pokemon Go really fast. But look a little closer. I was also all kinds of awesome - in ways that left you a better place.


There's finally peace in ColombiaNon-violent protests helped impeach a president in South KoreaGambia voted out a dictatorThe military no longer rules Myanmar Lebanon picked a leader - after 45 tries • A Pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch met for the first time in 1,000 years


That big ozone hole over the Antarctic is starting to healIndia planted 50 million trees -- in one day! • Norway banned deforestation • The Paris Agreement to limit global warming is now international law


The high school graduation rate is