As we begin 2017, it is valuable to take a minute to sit back and reflect on the past year. To say the least, it was quite a year. In fact, some have termed it the year of the “unexpected” with Britain voting to leave the European Union, Donald Trump defeating Hillary Clinton in the Presidential election, and the Chicago Cubs winning the baseball World Series. Yet, to define the year with such a single theme would not do justice to the wide spectrum of events, both positive and negative, that we have witnessed. One only needs to think of Pope Francis’ world tour of mercy, exploding Samsung phones, the attempted military coup in Turkey, the impeachment of President Rousseff in Brazil, the spread of the Zika virus, the deaths of Fidel Castro and Mohammad Ali, and the announcement that Harriet Tubman’s image will replace that of Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill to appreciate where we have been. Yet, even as we think about 2016, we look forward to what will come in 2017.