Keep asking yourself the question, "What's the best option for dealing with this?"
Using the word "option" tells you that there are always a number of options. And using the word "best" implies that you have a choice and that some options are better than others. When we are calm and clear- minded this appears to be obvious. But it's not so obvious to someone who is irritated, upset, or angry.
(from Rabbi Zelig Pliskin's book: Harmony with Others, p.26, artscroll.com)
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