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 do something kind for someone you really care about.
My daughter is away at university, actually quite far away. We live in Colorado, and she is in New York. I miss her, and she’s had a hard year at school during a few stretches.
This spring, I’ve needed to send her a few things she requested from home. Each time, about every 6 weeks or so, I’ve gone to town to mail a package through the postal system. When I do, I usually stop by a store and find a few treats, usually chocolate. I add those to the package as a little surprise. I’ve also sent some treats or toys for her kitten.
It’s a small thing, but I really care about her and it’s a small kindness to get a surprise in the mail. I know I loved when my Mom did that for me.