This was the last time, for another 990 years, that they were able to sell those New Years Eve glasses with the year across the eyes, balanced around the double 00s. Of course, last millenia they didn't have plastic novelty glasses and in the next one they probably won't either.
Life just gets better as it goes on, in my experience. It's all a matter of perspective.
I hope all of us have a fantastic 364 days and change ahead of us.