When facing conflict the first thing I should do is look inward. Reflect on my own role in the conflict and adjust myself. There is no way to calculate the value of personal reflection in terms of building good relationships.
This photo of pine trees on the edge of a lake is just so pretty. The trees all look barely touched by Jack Frost, their limbs still Christmas green, but now with just that light touch of powder snow. It's sights like this that let you know winter is on its way.