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 something to be thankful for where you least expect it.
Finding joy, pleasure, growth, learning, and gratefulness in life is important. Looking for it is something that matters for me. I’ve often been a “stop and smell the roses” person, even when I’m busy, to enjoy parts of life. I particularly like this when traveling.
For me, I got to go on holiday recently. I was lucky and blessed in life. I appreciate that I was able to do this, and I was vaccinated for safety. I hadn’t expected to be in this spot until July or August.
While I was there, I sat on a beach. It was small (Key West), lots of shells, crowded (relatively) and hot. A little breeze, but not much, and no real amenities for drinks, etc.
All in all not a great beach experience, but I put that aside. I was grateful that I was able to be on holiday, with my wife and friends, and visit a new place I’d never been to.
It would have been easy to be annoyed or upset. Easy to complain. A little more challenging to appreciate the experience.