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 appreciate kindness and thank people who do things for you.
I get this a lot as a coach, and it’s always nice to hear kids thank me after every practice. It’s a nice sign this year, which I haven’t always had in the past. This is a good group of kids.
For me, I keep seeing memes around this time of year that it costs you no money to say please and thank you, among other small things. I agree. I have made an effort to do this more, thanking the family for simple things, thanking my yoga instructors after every class, thanking service people for doing what they’d do anyway.