I 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 to remind yourself that you are loved and worthy of love.
Words are powerful. Mantras, visions, repeating phrases to yourself has been shown to be powerful. For many of us, there is love, a caring and affection from others. This is usually true from partners and family, but I think it’s also a part of the #sqlfamily.
Many others in the this SQL Server, data platform community pull together and help each other. They express caring, listening, and more to each other. If you’ve ever been to a SQL Saturday, the PASS Summit, SQL Bits, Data Relay, and more, this is often visible. There is a camaraderie that I often don’t feel at more formal, and many for-profit, events.
We are all worthy of love. I don’t know how else to say this, and if you don’t feel this, repeat this to yourself over and over: “I am worthy of love.”
Or send me a note on Twitter or Linked In. I’ll listen and let you know you are worthy.