“There are two things which will make us happy in this life if we attend to them. The first is never to vex ourselves about what we cannot help; and the second is never to vex ourselves about what we can help.” –Anonymous
“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” –Ovid
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” –Sir John Lubbock
“A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.” – Charlotte Brontë
“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” –Etty Hillesum
Giving people near and far the benefit of the doubt as often as possible about the little mundane things in life helps make you a force for good and the World, in general, a better place.
In the final sum of things, though, it probably helps you most of all. It helps to keep stress levels low and keeps you focused on more of what you want rather than fussing about all you see that you don’t appreciate.
It helps to realize in advance the kinds of relationship transactions you prefer and to appreciate them when you see them. You can also lean towards patience with others by knowing that everyone is doing the best they can at the moment, just like you are.