There is much truth in the sayings that we remember more vividly how we were wronged by a person than the multiple times that same person has done us good.
Maybe, when we remind ourselves that, more often than not, everyone else acts with reason, given their circumstances, we might start with a different mindset. In these moments, we might remind ourselves of the many times we have wrongly interpreted someone’s actions or emotional expressions, and the times we were on the receiving end of the same.
Finally, by being gracious, we can see the good that gets clouded out by the noise of a single bad event. Then, we might be on our way to building instead of breaking good relationships.