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

Updated 0605 GMT (1405 HKT) December 29, 2016

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(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.


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