Aloha Friday, Best of the Year

Yay, it's Friday! Normally, Friday means taking it easy, but not at this time of year. This time of year for me at work means writing performance evaluations, 16 of them. Ugh! They are time consuming enough, but to make matters worse, I got a late start on them this year, so I am under much pressure to get them done! So, while I can't kick back and relax at work today, at least there's Aloha Friday in Blogland.

So here's my question for you:

What was the best thing(s) about this year?

Answer in a comment, and then head to Kailani's for more Aloha Friday fun. 

My answer: Despite all the horrible illnesses and financial difficulties, I survived it. I'm alive and can look back on many great moments, and smile, because the hard times may stand out in our minds, but it's the good times that live in our heart!

Have a Happy New Year!
♪For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.♪