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 offer to help someone that is facing difficulties at the moment.
A friend confided in me recently that they were going in for a biopsy and were worried. I took a moment to hug them and then offer to visit and sit, listen, chat, or just be around if they needed company.
My heart breaks for someone going through difficult times, and it aches when I know them personally. It’s a hard thing to feel and give empathy to others, but it also helps me appreciate my life.