I’ve started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here.
Thank three people you’re grateful to and tell them why.
It’s always good to thank people when you can. The action shows good manners, but it also shows gratitude for others who have helped you. Perhaps in a way they are unaware of.
For me, I have many people that I am grateful for. Certainly my kids, both with their success, their insight into their lives and others that teaches me things, and their efforts to help me get through life. My kids are always willing to help, albeit not always happily.
There are others, but I’m fairly private here in who I thank. I’ve reached out to a few people to let them know, but the public ones I’ll recognize here are these three (of many).
Andy Warren (@sqlandy) – My fellow founder from SQLServerCentral and likely my closest friend across the last 20 years. We still talk almost every week, despite never living in the same city, and outside of my wife, he’s likely had the most influence on my in my life.
Allen White (@sqlrunr) – Outside of my son, I’ve run with Allen more than any other person on the planet. We’ve shared early morning runs, meals, and many hugs across the years. We’ve enjoyed conversations, debates, and learned from each other many times. I always appreciate his point of view, thoughts, and perspective, and I can sometimes hear his voice in my head, as I navigate life and the world.
There are many others, and I’ve reached out to some, but take a moment today and reach out to someone.