Daily Coping 27 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 something fun and invite others.

It might not seem that way, but I am not that social most of the time. So planning things and bringing along others is usually reserved f0r family.

My wife and I did this over the holidays, and I’m sharing here because I think it’s a good idea for others to think about.

Just after Thanksgiving, a friend noted that they couldn’t get their adult son to come home for the holidays from Texas, so they ended up renting an AirBnB in Miami, buying a ticket for the adult, and bringing their current family down to Miami for the holiday weekend. An expensive weekend, but one that brought them together.

My wife and I decided to do that with our family. Two of our three adult kids have partners, and we don’t see them as often as we’d like. We looked around and decided we could afford to rent a house in Las Vegas and fly the kids and their partners in for a week after Christmas.

We had a great time, sharing time together, playing games, seeing a few shows, some hiking, but mostly just getting time with our extended family in a way that’s been difficult.

I don’t know that we’d do it every year, but it was fun to invite others and do it this year.

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