I’ve started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here.
Today’s tip is show your appreciation to those who are helping others.
There are many people helping others these days. Healthcare workers, activists, and plenty of “essential” workers that have been risking their own health for income, for employment, and to provide for others.
In my area, many of these people have to wear masks, by law (or decree), all day while working. I can see many of them sigh with relief when they can remove a mask.
Paul Randal and Tim Radney have been printing lots of masks. Both of them have been graciously donating these to people around the US, along with plenty of others in the SQL Community. Redgate donated some money for supplies, and I donated some as well when I asked them to send me masks.
I’ve been carrying these around in my car, bringing them into various businesses, groceries, gas stations, and more. I’m offering these to workers, including some nurses I know, to ease the pain of wearing masks all day long.