Think about my frog. I told them about the mental frog I have. He's a fat little fellow sitting on a lily pad in a beautiful green pond. And when I'm feeling frustrated or overwhelmed or impatient, I can just think about my frog! He's excellent company in traffic jams. Tell me about your frog?
We also talked about 'the high road', and 'the low road'. Hopefully self-explanatory to folks. There was quite a bit of driving along the high road in the morning, (sharing and helping, playing and including etc...), and then a drop down onto the low road. But that's the way it goes sometimes. I think we pretty much get to the same place.