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 bring to mind a favorite memory you feel grateful for.
I have been very lucky in life and there are many, many memories I cherish. I love seeing Facebook or Google Photos bring back memories from the past and tell me what I was doing a year ago or two or ten.
I saw this photo recently. It struck me as I was talking with someone about one of my favorite trips with the family.
We met in Christchurch, the family coming from the US and me coming from Australia. We drove down the Eastern coast of the South Island in New Zealand and stopped at a park for a break. Everyone enjoyed some of the equipment in the park before we went down to Dunedin for the night.
My family has been lucky to travel a lot together and enjoy the world, but going to New Zealand was a real treat and I am grateful for the opportunity. This might have been one of the best trips ever.