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Daily Coping 12 Oct 2021

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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 find something to be optimistic about, even if life is hard.

I find that life is pretty easy for me. Being in Colorado, we’ve managed the pandemic well, many things have opened, and I live out in the country, so I am not often around groups of people.

I’ve found that the things that are important in my life are starting to move forward a bit. First, I’m back to traveling and speaking. Today I deliver a live talk in Belgium. That’s been a bit part of the last ten years for me, and I’m glad to be getting back to this.

Second, it looks like ski season and volleyball competition will be relatively normal right now. The scheduling and format is what I expect, and that has me excited about the next six months. Even if we have to wear masks as coaches, I’m fine with that. Let’s live some life.

Third, my family is healthy, happy, and growing in their lives, each in their own way.

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