Reading of The Day!
"When you are offended at any man's fault
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger." - Epictetus
It's easy to get exasperated with others, isn't it? Most of us live in relatively close quarters, and thus there are a lot of opportunities to let our own needs get in the way of common courtesy and understanding. In addition, many news sources focus on stories about people who messed up, and we all take turns discussing the stories and offering our opinions. None of us are perfect, and neither is the world. Why, then, do we make such a big deal out of problems and disagreements? They are part of the natural order of things. No one else is asking for our approval, and we do not have to give it. But being part of a community does involve having patience when mistakes occur, whether they are our own or someone else's.
IF I FIND MYSELF ANNOYED WITH SOMEONE ELSE TODAY, I WILL REMIND MYSELF OF MY OWN IMPERFECTIONS AND I WILL BE PATIENT.