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 put a problem into perspective by seeing the bigger picture.
Our fridge died recently. We came back from a trip to find it had died. After moving some things to the garage fridge, and throwing out a lot, we called the manufacturer as this is under warranty. Two weeks later we’re still working through what they will do to fix or replace the fridge.
In the meantime. I trek in and out of the garage for things. It’s a pain when trying to cook. Everyone is annoyed, especially the middle kid. I half think he might just buy a fridge because he’s salaried and living at home.
However, I remind him, and myself, this is a small problem. There are people who can’t afford to replace a fridge and are in our situation. There are people who struggle without a fridge, or for that matter, without food.
The bigger picture is this is really a small annoyance and we can deal with it.