2016 was a tough year for many. Blogger Carly Israel wrote about the struggles that she was able to overcome in the past year as she became a single mother to three young boys. She worked together with her boys to make the arrangement work and lived life by the inspirational quotes with which she had decorated her house. With those guiding beacons to direct her, she was able to stop being angry about her situation and make herself stronger for her family. Moving forward and persevering are the best ways to make your life extraordinary.