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The Now and the Then

Nowadays every fourth person in our Western civilization experiences mental illness. But maybe there is not more mental illness than years ago. Nowadays people are more likely to see a psychiatrist, in the old times they were more likely to self medicate with coffee, cigarettes and alcohol. Thus they never got into any statistics. Yet, on the other hand, something is different today due to progress and better standard. Families compete with each other because we have more. There is competition instead of collaboration in the struggle for mere survival like in the old times. Thus people with no family...
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Evergreen Tree

When old leaves are dying And time to Christmas is flying, Let’s hang on to an evergreen tree, And New Year all glittering let be.   Take care, Helena Smole, author of: – a fantasy novel with romance Vivvy and Izzy the Dwarf: A series about relationships – Balancing the Beast, a book offering a bright view of schizoaffective disorder ˗ bipolar or manic-depressive type ...
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On Gratefulness

Being grateful for my hubby Who loves me even when I’m chubby. Sometimes I don’t feel like cooking But then I get another way of looking: Feeling thankful that I have food to cook, Sensing appreciative that he is the one in my nook, I read his taste like an open book.   There are Fridays when I don’t feel like cleaning, But there I go and add another meaning: I experience gratitude for the place we live in Where our destiny is more than giving. It gave as a place to stay, A flat which sanitize I may, A home which for ever keep I pray.   A heart full of thankfulness …   Take...
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