Just some words that keep coming into mind.
This too is real.
When we start to believe that somehow other people's lives are far more important that ours, this little saying has been a comfort. I say it to myself every day, reminding myself that all life is real and equal.
All is Buddha.
Finding a task that I want to do, I tend to be a diligent German. I am bull-headed, determined and relentless. Consequently, I am annoyed at myself when I don't get things done quickly. I tell this to myself to make every small task enjoyable. If every act is Buddha (sacred), then we enjoy the process. I have a lot to learn though.