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 help others by giving away something you don’t need.
The pandemic resulted in a lot of people giving things away. Plenty of charities were overwhelmed. I think that has changed a touch now, and I decided to go through some of the things we have around and drop them off at the local Goodwill office. There are other places that can take things, but I know they sell things cheaply to people in need, and they use the money to help others.
For me, I took some sports equipment that my kids had lightly used and bundled it up, taking it in. I also had some extra jackets that were barely worn. I’ve got too many, so I took some down for others to use.
We had a vanity as well that didn’t work for a remodel this year. We tried to sell it, but it didn’t work, so I packed it up and donated it to Habitat for them to sell.