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 do something to make life easier for someone else.
I do this all the time for family, but that’s easy. It’s a little harder to go out of your way for someone else.
I did have the chance to do this recently. I often wind up at a home store, for various reasons. Partly because I have lots of projects, partly because I forget to get everything I need for some projects.
As I was parking, I saw someone with a big load on a cart coming out to their car. I happened to park near them, and saw them starting to load up some bulky items. I asked if I could help, and spent a few minutes working with them to load some large sheets of plywood and some bulky boxes.
Not hard, and not even much of a difference for this random person. They would have been able to load things fine, but I made life a little easier.