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 pick a moment of joy from this year and give thanks for it.
The picture doesn’t show much, but this was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable afternoons of the year. My wife and I were in Belgium, no commitments or responsibilities. We stopped in the Grand Place in Brussels after walking around the city a bit. We sat, watching people in the afternoon, listening to the University graduation ceremonies taking place, enjoying the time with each other, and tasting the wonderful beer. My wife loved a Cherry Sour and I had a darker brew, but it was vacation, contentment, and joy for me.
I am thankful that my life is so wonderful on a regular basis, and this was one of those moments that I am very grateful for having.