Today’s coping tip is to find a new way to tell someone you appreciate them.
My daughter is away at school, but she has a prescription that is still filled in Colorado. She hasn’t wanted to move it, so a couple times each semester I pick it up and mail it to her. I usually include some chocolate or a toy for her car inside, making a care package of the mailing.
I told someone this and they remarked they might do that for their parents, who they don’t see often. I thought that was a great idea, and a great way to show others you are thinking of them and appreciate them in your life.
So I put together a few care packages for others I know. They don’t need them, and there’s nothing really wonderful in there, but a few small gifts to let them know I care about them.
I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQL Server Central 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.