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 look for reasons to be hopeful even in difficult times.
This has been a difficult year, in many ways. Large ones with the pandemic, the struggles with racism, the difficulty so many people have in even relating to each other. In small ways, with my kids struggling with school, the inability to travel, losing half my coaching season. None of these are really big problems in the grand scheme of life, but they do affect mental health and attitude.
However, there is a lot to look forward to. I am hopeful that testing and vaccines will come at some point. I am not in favor of rushing things, but I do believe lots of smart people are working on the problems and we slowly see progress.
I also see lots of smiles and kindness from local people in my area when I get out to see them. It’s gratifying to remember there are many people that make my community enjoyable.
Slowly I see the world improving in small ways, as we cope with the issues, attitudes change and improve, and we adapt.
I believe we will come back stronger in many ways from this difficult time.