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 send someone a gift, big or small.
I did this recently. It wasn’t big, but it was medium sized, a little over US$100.
I was online chatting with a friend. They mentioned something about an item they’d like to get, but hadn’t wanted to purchase. It was one of those, “it’s on my life, one day I’ll get one” items.
I knew this person had a birthday coming up, so I contacted their spouse, got their address, and ordered them the item. It felt good, a random act of kindness that I don’t do enough of, even at smaller scales.