Look at your problems in the light of God's power instead of looking at God in the shadow of your problems.
"When we long for life without difficulties,
remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds
and diamonds are made under pressure."
"Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding."
Let every person be who they are instead of who you think they should be. May God bring to you the blessing of acceptance. Don't pray for God to change them, pray for God to change your heart. The greatest gift you can give someone is unconditional love and acceptance.
My thumb has always alerted me to a change in the weather. Broke them both in high school football.