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Daily Coping 11 May 2022

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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 look for people doing good and reasons to be cheerful.

Early on in the pandemic I was entertained by Some Good News. John Krasinski. At a time when I was worried, scared, and a little depressed at the world, the short episodes reminded me of how wonderful the world is.

Lately, I’m a bit optimistic about space. SpaceX continues to launch rockets at a furious pace, showing the world that this doesn’t need to be as complex, costly, and time consuming as it has been in the past. My son works at ULA and is helping to test their next generation of cheaper rockets that can be used to create new opportunities. Another friend just started at Sierra Space, a new company that is aiming to build a space plane and commercial space stations.

While there is plenty to be concerned and worried about in life, I find these companies to be inspiring. As someone excited by science fiction, that loved the late Apollo and Space Shuttle missions in the 80s, and someone that thinks space and colonization of other planets can help us on this one, these are good things. These give me hope and excitement.

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