Perhaps it would be good to begin 2016 by reconciling with someone in your family who is distant. Maybe you are unable to see everyone who is estranged but New Year's Eve would be a good time to pray for those who have hurt you. Leave that pain behind so you can begin the New Year on the right foot. We are called to a year of mercy.
As Our father reminds us that we are to be forgiven in the same way that we forgive others.
"Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass