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 notice how positive emotions are contagious between people.
A holiday in the US, so Happy Independence Day. While I will likely tackle some chores, I do hope to get to town and enjoy being around people.
The world can seem very upsetting and contentious, especially with inflation and politics running amok. However, I’ve seen many people smile and enjoy time with each other, which can infect others with good cheer. I want to help that.
The last few weeks I’ve been traveling here and there, for work and personal reasons. I’ve encountered a lot of people I don’ t know, in airports, hotels, on the trail, and restaurants. I’ve made it a point to smile and say hi or wave. Even other patrons that are just going about their lives, I make it a point to be cheerful.
It’s amazing how many people will break out in a smile.