As we wind down another year on the planet, how are you closing 2012? They say that the way you leave one year will determine the way you enter the next. It's very important to bring closure and resolve to 2012 before saying hello to 2013.
It's hard to forget things that happen to us that are bad. We usually like to keep replaying them over and over again in our heads as if the replay of the events will change the outcome. Life lessons are certainly found in each thing we endure but we must continually move forward towards the plan and purposes that our Creator had in mind when we arrived. For me it's important to keep moving. Traumatic events have a way of defining the inner strength that is in each one of us. You don't know how strong you are until being strong is all you have left. People are amazing. This country is resilient. Storms, shootings, and evil may try to make life difficult, perhaps even unbearable, but you and I have power in us that is stronger than anything that comes against us. My goal in every terrible and horrific thing that I endure is to find out who "I" am and what "I" believe in the midst of it. Somewhere down the road I "realize" just how important that enduring power and personal inventory was to my life and to those attached to me.
There are 3 days to go. Resolve the conflict. Mend the relationship. Bring closure to the situation. It's the best way you've got to bringing in a Happy New Year and a happy new YOU!