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. All my coping tips are under this tag.
Today’s tip is to focus on what’s good today, no matter how tough.
I have mostly good days through the pandemic, though some are certainly hard. A few weeks ago, I had a tough day. Gareth Swanepoel passed away, which was a shock. I attended his funeral remotely on Zoom, tears falling.
Gareth wasn’t a close friend, but he was someone I knew fairly well and had interacted with many times over the years. I could appreciate his smile and his infectious positive attitude towards life.
The good was that I sat and remembered him, and appreciated some of the good times we had.