Daily Coping 5 Jan 2022

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 plan an act of kindness towards another.

Obviously I don’t want to disclose this before I do it, but this was a good one. I had to think a bit here and decide what I should do for someone else.

It did a small thing, but an item I think matters. My daughter was coming home from college. I usually keep her plant alive while she’s gone and it’s been a habit of mine to clean her sheets and remake her bed before she returns.

This time I added something else. She’s gluten sensitive, which isn’t a big deal for me to cook, but I’ve gotten out of the habit of having stuff around she can eat. It’s been nearly 5 months since I’ve worried about gluten.

I swung by the store after the gym the day she returned. I didn’t really need anything, but I grabbed some gluten free bagels and dropped them in the fridge. When she got come from the airport, she noticed and was thrilled. Gave her something for breakfast the next morning.

A small thing, but a bit of joy that was easy to create by thinking of someone.

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