There's no way to sugarcoat it -- 2016 has been rough. Terrorism, strained relations with police, clown sightings and an unprecedented presidential race have many of us ready to pack it in and call it a year.

But that would be foolish. Foolish because we'd miss the glimmer of good that make us smile. Take this dog, for example. Cobee is a corgi in Singapore who's having a devil of a time trying to make it to the top of the stairs, but he's a determined little guy. He's found himself in a pickle, but he's trying his darnedest to figure it out, even if it isn't going too well.

"Quit" isn't in this dog's vocabulary.

Let this be a metaphor for our times. We've got a way to go, but let's keep focused on our goal and keep pushing forward. It may seem dark right now, but we're determined.

Thanks, Cobee, for understanding what we're all feeling.

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