Daily Coping 11 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 thank someone for cheering you up in the last month.

Someone didn’t actually cheer me up. Well, certainly some people did, but it was more the memory of someone made me smile and brought a moment of joy. Actually, two people.

I’ve been to Australia twice and New Zealand once. Recently my wife and I were talking about the trip we took together down there, how much we enjoyed it, and some of the people she met (I’d known them previously). The memory of standing next to this guy made me smile:


Hamish’s joy and love for life is infectious, and I miss him. I am hoping New Zealand will allow visitors again and I can return.

The same week, Martin Catherall reached out on another matter, and my wife and I enjoyed time with him in Australia. Martin also has an infectious, happy demeanor, and a wonderful accent, that I enjoy every time we talk. Hoping to get back to Australia again as well.

Thanks to both of them for cheering my up this month.

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