When things are going badly and I am feeling particularly cynical, mean, judgmental and/or critical either of myself or others, I just remember these things:
2. Everybody’s trying.
Short list, I know, but really that’s usually all it takes. That, and one of the dark chocolate bars from Trader Joe’s with toffee, walnuts, and pecans. You should probably go get one now. True story? I just bought one so that I could take a picture of it, put it on my blog, and then eat it.