It doesn't always get better, but it gets different before something new happens, and sometimes that's enough.
Basically, the point of this post is the title, so go ahead and read it a couple more times. This sentence makes me feel better about present world politics, it reminds me that stuff will keep changing, and it's far better than those trite positive attitude aphorisms like Helen Keller's "keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow." Sorry Helen, I can't take that kind of thing. It would have strained our friendship.
And now here's a pile of happy kitties!