Some of the best of 2017 from former President Obama via Huffpost


There is always good to be seen, if you are only willing to see it!

Former President Barack Obama took some time on Friday to reflect on the past year and tweet out some stories that “remind us what’s best about America.”

Despite President Donald Trump’s promise to “make America great again,” 2017 really wasn’t a great year for everybody. From political upheaval to deadly mass shootings to natural disasters, many people faced difficult times.

But Obama pointed out that’s not all that happened:

As we count down to the new year, we get to reflect and prepare for what’s ahead. For all the bad news that seemed to dominate our collective consciousness, there are countless stories from this year that remind us what’s best about America. 

He then shared three stories from 2017 that highlight the resilience, generosity and resourcefulness of Americans.

The first story was about a Houston wedding planner named Kat Creech who transformed Sarah Samad and Mohsin Dhukka’s postponed wedding plans into a Hurricane Harvey victim relief effort. The initial small group of wedding guests turned into hundreds of volunteers and a group called Recovery Houston, local station KPRC reported.

Continue to read the full story here in Huffington Post: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/barack-obama-tweets-best-about-america_us_5a46730ae4b0b0e5a7a62291?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009