Daily Coping 4 Feb 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 ask other people about things they’ve enjoyed recently.

I love seeing others enjoy life. It could be family, friends, kids I coach, or even random people I might talk to. I rarely engage people, but it can be interesting when I do.

I thought about this, as the last two years have been times when fewer people are getting away, traveling, or even experiencing life. I mentioned this in other tips, but my wife and I took our kids to Las Vegas for New Year’s Even. The basis for that trip was asking a friend about their Thanksgiving holiday and hearing they’d done something similar with their kids.

I’ve had a few friends go to Hawaii in 2021, and I’ve always asked them how it went. My wife has never been, and I booked two trips (2020 and 2021), cancelling both because of concerns over how many things might be open for us.

I’ve chatted with a few others about their travels crossing borders, as I am anxious to get back to visiting new places. I am finding COVID to be more flu-like now with Omicron dominating, and I hope to get to a few new places this year. It’s always interesting to hear people’s thoughts, whether they feel as I do or are more concerned.

Lastly, I’ve pinged a few people about their outdoor adventures. I am hoping that we have a few new ones this year, so I’m curious how others experiences have gone.

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