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Mind Over Everything: “The Impact of Mental Health on Our Lives”

Mental health has been a topic of conversation for quite some time now. However, there is still a lot of stigma and misunderstanding surrounding it. Mental health refers to a person’s psychological well-being and is just as important as physical health. Our mental health plays a crucial role in everything we do, including work, relationships, money, health, success, and much more.

In this blog post, we will explore how mental health affects our daily lives. Our mental health is more crucial than we give it credit for. It is easy to go through life and feel like everything is running smoothly, but if you don’t address the underlying mental health concerns, you could be setting yourself up for failure. There’s an intimate connection between our mental state and our work, relationships, money, health, and even success. And this article seeks to enlighten you on how mental health affects all aspects of our lives.

First, let’s take a moment to look at how things have changed over time. Our world has evolved in the last century, but with the good has come the bad. While the conveniences we enjoy today are second to none, our lives have also become increasingly more complicated. Society is fast-paced, and as a result, people have become prone to different mental health issues. You don’t have to look far to see that a lot of us have issues with our mental state. It could be because of the high demands at work, relationships that drain us, the never-ending pursuit of financial stability, or the fear of failing in life. The problem is that most of us ignore the signs and symptoms that we may have a mental health condition, leading to mood swings and poor behavior.

Work: Mental health affects work performance. Depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues can negatively affect job performance, causing absenteeism, decreased productivity, and decreased work quality. Furthermore, chronic work stress can worsen mental health, leading to burnout and emotional exhaustion.

Relationships: Good mental health improves communication and reduces conflicts in relationships. Conversely, mental health problems can affect interpersonal relationships, leading to strained relationships and social isolation. Depression and anxiety, in particular, can affect a person’s social life and limit their interactions with friends and family.

Money: Mental health can have a significant impact on a person’s finances. Mental health problems can cause a decline in work performance, leading to lost income.

Moreover, mental health conditions such as addiction can lead to financial ruin due to excessive spending.

Health: Mental health problems can affect physical health, and vice versa. For instance, poor mental health can lead to poor eating habits and lack of physical exercise, which can result in poor physical health outcomes. Additionally, physical health conditions such as chronic pain can worsen mental health, leading to a cycle of negative physical and mental health outcomes.

Success: Mental health affects the ability to achieve goals. Negative thought patterns, low self-esteem, and anxiety can affect motivation, leading to a lack of goal achievement. In contrast, positive mental health can improve self-confidence and encourage goal-setting.

So we learn, mental health is integral to our daily lives and impacts various areas such as work, relationships, money, health, and success. However, the lack of understanding and stigma surrounding mental health still needs to be addressed. It is crucial to prioritize mental health and seek professional help when needed. Remember, mental health is just as important as physical health. Think about it 😁🦋

Until our beautiful minds meet again be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋

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“The Humbling Experience of Asking for Help: A DoorDasher’s Struggle”

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I have always prided myself on being independent and self-sufficient, but sometimes life throws us a curveball that we never see coming. For me, that curveball was my car jumping time, leaving me without transportation. As a DoorDasher, Uber Eats, and Shipt shopper/delivery worker, my income is entirely dependent on having a vehicle to get me from place to place. The irony of my situation is not lost on me. Here I am, someone who loves helping others by delivering food and goods, but now I am in need of assistance myself. It’s been challenging for me to come to terms with this and ask for help, but I have come to realize that sometimes we all need a little support.

As I sit here typing away, I can’t help but feel a sense of vulnerability. It’s not easy to ask for help. In fact, it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. But here I am, in need of assistance, hoping that someone out there will lend me a hand.

It’s a tough situation to be in, especially considering the current state of the world. The pandemic has made things even harder, and finding a job isn’t as easy as it once was. I feel like I’m in a never-ending cycle of despair.

As the days pass, the clouds of depression seem to linger over my home. It’s a dark place to be in, and it’s not a fun one either. I try my best to keep a positive mindset, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult as time goes on. That’s why I’m turning to the community for help. I’ve spent countless hours giving back through my various delivery jobs, and now I’m asking for a helping hand. I need help paying my rent, and I’m hoping that someone out there can assist me. I know that times are tough for everyone, but if you’re in a position to lend a hand, I would greatly appreciate it.

Even the smallest amount can make a big difference. As I sit here, I’m reminded that asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of strength. It takes courage to admit when you’re struggling and to reach out for support. So I am reaching out to you, my visitors and readers, to ask for your assistance in helping fund my rent. Any contribution, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated and would go towards helping me get back on my feet.

Please pay it forward to help others. The smallest gestures can do wonders for those struggling. And to give is blessings that God will return to you for giving to others in need. May your hearts be full of love and the blessings be endless. We shall pray for each other in these struggling times and lift our spirits with love. Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋

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Navigating the Reality of Relationships When Everything Seems Wrong

Relationship & Stress
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We all know that relationships can be hard. But when everything around us seems to be going wrong – a pandemic, economic instability, political unrest – those struggles can be magnified in our romantic partnerships. It’s easy to feel like our significant others are the only ones causing stress and strife in our lives, when in reality, they may be a source of support and stability. It’s important to recognize that when we’re feeling overwhelmed, we often take our emotions out on those closest to us. The temper of changed moods, stress levels, anger, and resentment can all bubble to the surface in relationships. And in a time when it feels like we should be connecting more than ever to overcome the challenges, it’s disheartening to see how quickly arguments and disagreements can turn into bigger issues. So what can we do to navigate the realities of relationships in struggling times?

Here are a few tips:

1. Practice Empathy: One of the most important things we can do for our relationships is to try to see things from our partner’s perspective. It’s easy to get caught up in our own struggles and frustrations, but taking a moment to empathize with our loved ones can go a long way in defusing tense situations.

2. Communicate Clearly: Communication is key in any relationship, but it becomes especially important during times of stress. Make an effort to clearly articulate your needs and boundaries, while also actively listening to your partner’s concerns.

3. Practice Self-Care: When we’re feeling burnt out and overwhelmed, it’s easy to take our stress out on those around us. But by taking care of ourselves – whether that means getting enough sleep, carving out time for exercise, or seeking professional help if needed – we can avoid exacerbating issues in our relationships.

4. Prioritize Connection: It’s important to actively work to connect with our partners, even when everything else in our lives feels like it’s falling apart. Make time for quality time together – whether that means scheduling a regular date night, or simply setting aside an hour to talk without any distractions.

As a result, navigating the realities of relationships during difficult times comes down to a commitment to each other, and a willingness to work together to overcome challenges. By prioritizing empathy, clear communication, self-care, and connection, we can build stronger, more resilient partnerships – even when the world around us feels like it’s falling apart.

Until our beautiful minds meet again be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋

New Age Mental Health: “Understanding the Changes in Our Emotional Landscape”

New Age Mental Health
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We are all familiar with feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress, but the recent rise of mental health challenges has caught the world’s attention. In the past few years, it seems like more and more people are being diagnosed with various forms of mental illnesses. Why is this happening? Why are people today faced with these issues that were once rarely talked about?

One of the primary reasons for this increase in mental health challenges is our modern lifestyle. Today’s world is more fast-paced, competitive, and complex than ever before. We are expected to work harder, be more productive, and balance multiple responsibilities at the same time. We have less time to unwind and relax, and our stress levels are constantly on the rise.

Another factor is the rise of technology. While we now have the power to connect with people from all over the world and access unlimited information at our fingertips, the digital world can also be overwhelming and distracting. We spend more time online and less time interacting with real people face-to-face, which can affect our mental wellbeing. The way we process mental health challenges has also changed. In the past, mental illness was often seen as a sign of weakness, and people were discouraged from seeking help. Today, we are much more aware of the importance of mental health, and there is less stigma attached to it. This has resulted in more people seeking therapy, counseling, and medication when needed.

As we enter the new age of technology and global connectivity, it’s no surprise that we’re faced with new challenges in mental health. From increased anxiety and depression to social isolation and burnout, we’re all feeling the pressure to keep up and stay connected. But why are we struggling so much, and how can we better process the mental health challenges of today’s world?

Let’s start by talking about feelings and emotions. In the past, we may have suppressed or ignored these internal experiences, often viewing them as weaknesses or flaws in character. However, today we’re recognizing the value and importance of acknowledging and accepting our feelings. We understand that emotions are a normal part of the human experience, and that denying them only leads to further distress.

So why are we struggling now more than ever? In short, it’s the combination of rapid societal change and increased expectations. Our fast-paced, digitally-connected world is overwhelming and constantly demanding our attention. We’re expected to be productive, successful, and socially active, all while managing our mental health and wellbeing. But here’s the good news: mental health awareness and resources have also grown and expanded alongside these changes. We now have more options and strategies to cope with mental health challenges, such as therapy, medication, and self-care practices like mindfulness and meditation. Additionally, the stigma around mental health is slowly but surely dissipating, as more and more individuals and communities share their stories and advocate for their mental health needs.

So what can we do to better process the mental health challenges of today’s world? First, we can prioritize our self-care and mental wellbeing. This means setting boundaries with technology and social media, making time for rest and relaxation, and seeking professional help when necessary. We can also work on cultivating strong social connections and finding supportive communities.

The bottom line is that mental health is a vital part of our overall wellbeing, and it’s time to pay attention to it. We need to start prioritizing our mental health by practicing self-care, reaching out for help when we need it, and taking steps to reduce stress and anxiety. If we want to live healthy, happy lives, we need to take care of our minds just as much as we take care of our bodies.

We are living in a time when mental health challenges are more prevalent than ever before. The changes in our modern lifestyle and the way we process mental health issues have resulted in this rise. However, by understanding these changes and taking steps to prioritize our mental health, we can move forward with a renewed sense of awareness and well-being. It’s time to embrace the new age of mental health and start living our lives to the fullest. Ultimately, the new age of mental health is both challenging and exciting. We have the opportunity to better understand ourselves and our emotions, and to seek out the resources and support we need to thrive. Let’s embrace this journey together, with compassion, self-care, and openness to growth and healing.

Until our beautiful minds meet again be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋

A Shaky World

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Daily writing prompt
What makes you nervous?

The world makes me nervous. More so than ever, after COVID-19 seems like the money value has lots it’s way. There is no protection to financial security, companies are still going out of business, food shortage and cost of groceries are on the rise. Everyday we wake up to something unpredictable than the day before.

Mental health is on the rise which makes me nervous for those in this struggling world. When mental health is on the rise, it is nerve racking. The struggles will create violence, and more crime in the future. As mental health fails the surroundings of the struggling world makes me nervous.

Only to question what’s next? What will this world be like a month, a year, or will the world survive much longer? Can anything be done to help the struggling world or are we in a turmoil that’s only more destructive than yesterday? I don’t know about you, but this world makes me very nervous.

May the blessings of the positive impact your days and the struggles be lightly of tomorrow.

Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋🍀

The Psychology of Our Pandemic Economy: Why It Matters

Fear and insecurities
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As the spread of COVID-19 progresses around the world, it is clear that this crisis is an immense physical health threat, as well as an equally daunting mental health challenge. In order to best understand the effect of this pandemic on our economy, it is crucial to grasp the psychological and emotional implications it carries.

The current global economy has a profound effect on everyone, regardless of background or resources. The very psychology of how we think about money has shifted in recent years. People are worried about surviving, whether they have enough money to live off of and whether or not their finances will last. The fear of having faded dollars and not being able to maintain a quality of life has left many individuals and families feeling unsure of their future. It is important that we take proactive steps to learn life skills to better manage our resources and build a strong financial foundation.

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Fear has invaded our daily lives

Fear and uncertainty are major components of the current economy. The public’s widespread anxiety and concern over the virus can significantly harm consumer confidence. This is demonstrated through people’s tendencies to avoid public places and travel, thus leading to a drop in spending. Likewise, the feeling of uneasiness and worry regarding the markets have also taken a toll, affecting investing, borrowing, and other economic activities. But there are also deeper, long-term effects caused by the pandemic. We can observe financial pressure and loss of jobs, along with a widening of the income gap and heightened digital surveillance. When all of this is taken into account, it is understandable to feel overwhelmed by this magnitude of change and powerless against it. Despite the fact that humans naturally prefer to seek out immediate rewards and outcomes, this pandemic requires that we tackle the complexity of the economy and acknowledge our emotional and nostalgic tendencies. The path towards economic resilience post-pandemic lies in creative solutions and collective action. By studying and examining the psychological implications of this virus, we can gain greater empathy and develop a better approach to our economic system. By understanding the impacts of this pandemic on our mental wellbeing, we can start to take steps to protect ourselves and our communities, such as saving and investing cautiously, forming healthier financial habits, and taking care of our physical and mental health. By facing the psychological impacts of this virus head-on, we can work towards building a better and more sustainable economy for the future.

Survival Mode

In this ever-changing economic climate, it’s important to remain mindful of the psychology that drives our survival instinct, as well as the economic forces that threaten our sense of security. With news of fading dollars, job losses, and unemployment at all-time highs, it’s understandable to feel anxious and worried. However, we must remember that knowledge and education can be our saving grace in times of distress. That being said, having the right life skills can also be a huge help. When dealing with fear and anxiety, take some time to look into ways to manage and understand your finances. A basic understanding of budgeting and credit score can help build a secure foundation to support you in times of trouble. Learning to recognize and distinguish between different financial products like stocks and bonds, and understanding how investing works can help you make sound financial decisions. Knowing how to read market signals, and being prepared to respond quickly to potential risks can be critical. Avoid overspending, while trying to stock up on essential items. Learn to grow a garden, use coupons, valve the fungal concept, use resources that are available, and help others who are unable to help themselves.

Money management is key when dealing with financial challenges. Being able to distinguish between a need and a want is the first step in budgeting and being mindful of our spending. Start tracking where your money is going each month, create a budget that reflects your spending and make sure to create an emergency fund in case something happens and you find yourself without resources.

Wisdom is investing in yourself

Investing in yourself by continuing to acquire knowledge and develop the skills that you need in times of uncertainty is key. Staying connected to other professionals, engaging with online communities and platforms that provide reliable resources can provide valuable insight on how to best respond to economic stressors. Finally, and most importantly, taking steps to maintain and develop your mental health is crucial. Reach out to loved ones, spend time in nature, take deep breaths, meditate and use other tools to support you.

Times can be tough, and these tips and tricks might seem daunting, but learning the skills to manage these financial worries is paramount in preparing for a better future. Keep your eye on the horizon and find comfort in the knowledge that life, and finances, are constantly changing and evolving.

Finally at the end of the day, know your not alone. These psychological effects have us all unsure of the economy. Not only is it scary, it is mentally effecting our ability to focus. Now is the time to plan ahead. Make small changes to secure your future. There is no promise for tomorrow. However, being more aware of the resources available to you, can bring clarity to the days ahead. Focus on positive strength, practice mindfulness, and the psychological results will follow.

Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋

Crafting the Mind through Creative Therapeutic Energy What are you coloring?

Craft Your Mind with Humor: Creative Ways to De-Stress

Are you looking for some fun ways to de-stress? Why not add a little bit of humor to your life with mind therapy crafts? From painting and stenciling to puzzles and hobbies, these creative outlets can help you relax and let go of all your troubles. Whether you’re new to crafting or an experienced creator, I’ve got a few ideas that can help you take a break and enjoy a bit of light-hearted fun. To start, try a creative painting activity. Gather your favorite paints and some large pieces of paper, then draw, paint, and have a laugh as you recreate classic paintings with your own silly additions. A pair of bunny ears on Mona Lisa’s portrait, for instance, is guaranteed to give your family and friends a good chuckle.

Word puzzles, crayon and coloring books and hobbies can also offer up some much-needed humor. Even if you discover that painting, crafts aren’t for you – hobbies are discovered when your open-minded to possibilities. Buy some crayon and coloring books paint markers. Assemble model cars, collect baseball cards, there is unlimited interest when it comes to hobbies.

Make your crosswords unique by using wacky word associations, and laugh at the confusion it may cause. In the same vein, set aside time for your favorite hobby and find ways to incorporate a little bit of fun into it. If you’re an avid cyclist, why not ride around the neighborhood on a bike with a special seat just for your favorite stuffed animal? Getting active can also help inspire a light-hearted attitude. Whether you take up running, biking, or walking, spend a few moments letting go of all your troubles and admiring your surroundings.

In your spare time, take up some activities like sports with a funny twist. Balloon soccer is always a hit! When we aren’t feeling ourselves, it’s time to find a way to lift our spirits. Actually just taking a walk outside on a nice day can enhance your moods intensity. These simple ideas are guaranteed to help bring a little bit of humor and inspiration into your life. And when the clouds clear and you’re feeling up for a challenge again, use your creative energy to think up more funny ideas and crafts to entertain your friends and family. After all, laughter really is the best medicine.

Here are my latest therapeutic crafts this week: these can be purchased if your interested.

  • Please note these items are sold as is. No refunds and of excellent quality. The number of items are as is. As I never duplicate any product made. check back regular as will update at least once or twice a week. I do door wreaths of all sorts and custom for holidays, weddings, special events/teams. These would be a made to order. I do have sample pictures of previous products made. Scrapbooks for events or occasion would be made to order. Just contact me if you would like a helping hand with a project you may have got stuck with. I’m confident we can figure it out and have a beautiful masterpiece of memories when finished.
  • “Crafts hold that spark that add fuel – beauty, add a special touch only ignites – a promising flame. That flame burns deep in our veins. A skilled talent that lives beyond our mind and hands.” – Della 💞🦋

Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋

“Unlocking Yourself from the Chains of Depression: How to Take Control and Feel Free Again”

Depression can be a closed chapter
Take control of your depression, start a new chapter
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It can be so difficult when you’re stuck in the depths of depression. Everything seems so dark, so heavy and oppressive – and you can feel yourself being dragged further and further down until it feels like you’re about to disappear. But why is it that we are often left feeling blah? It’s never an easy thing to find the strength to pull yourself out of the pit of depression. And many of us can stay in that stuck place for much longer than we need to, until our self-isolation turns into a full-on cycle of destructive behavior. That’s why it’s essential to take action now – to take steps to break free from the negative spiral.

When you’re stuck in a deep depression, there are a few steps that can be taken to help pull you back out again. To start, make sure that you reach out and talk to someone. Don’t let the fear of vulnerability and rejection hold you back – reach out to a friend or family member and start talking. Let them know what’s been going on with you, and they’ll be more than willing to help support you. Secondly, you should begin to be mindful and present in each moment. Don’t focus too much on the things that have gone wrong or what’s already happened. Take each day one at a time and try to appreciate the little moments of beauty and happiness around you. Practice daily self-care, like eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep, and setting realistic goals.

Finally, don’t forget to ask for professional help if needed. A therapist or counselor can help you process your emotions and identify any underlying issues. You may also want to look into antidepressants or other forms of medication, including vitamins. Personally not a fan of medication, everyone is different. What worked for one may not work for another. Depression and anti-depression medications can have bad side effects, its important to follow doctors orders. Be patient with the process, it can take trial and error to find what works best for you.. Always communicate with professionals if your not feeling yourself or out of character. With a combination of professional help and personal care, you’ll start to see the positive in life again. There is hope – you just need to make the choice to break out of the darkness and move towards the positive light to happiness. Don’t let depression define who you are – you are strong, capable, and powerful. Make a plan and take the necessary steps to reclaim your life – don’t be a prisoner to depression anymore.

If your feeling down and struggling to break free from a rut of depression – look no further. We all feel like this at times, like everything is closing in and we’re stuck in an unending cycle of isolation. That can be really overwhelming, so here are some tips on how to move through this experience and come out the other side with a brighter outlook on life. 1. Connect with people you love and trust. Connecting with supportive people who care about you is an essential part of getting out of your depression rut. Reach out to friends, family, and people you trust to tell them how you’re feeling and to seek support. 2. Talk about your feelings. You don’t have to suffer in silence; it’s ok to talk to someone about your feelings. You can confide in a friend or family member, or even seek professional help. Remember that bottling up your feelings will only prolong your sense of helplessness. 3. Take care of yourself. Sometimes when you’re stuck in a depressive state, it can be hard to muster up the motivation to take care of yourself. But, small acts of self-care such as going for a walk, practicing mindfulness, or making your favorite meal can make all the difference. 4. Spend time in nature or outdoors. It may not be possible for everyone to get out in nature every day, but being outside, even for a short amount of time can help to give you perspective and remind you that there’s so much more out there than the negative thought spiral you may be stuck in. Breaking out of a rut of depression is never easy. But if you use the steps outlined above, you can make your way through this tough experience. Remember, you’re never alone – there is help available and there is always a positive light at the end of the depression.

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Until our beautiful minds meet again be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋


“If walls could talk”, the walls of a hundred-year-old farmhouse would tell history.. Built in 1923, solid wood, and the finest material money could buy. A farmhouse structured to settle on many acres surrounding to harvest and farm, a farmhouse foundation to riches of life.

My wood has witnessed so much over the years, including the bustle of family gatherings, the hum of conversations, and the laughter of children playing late into the night. I’ve seen birthdays, holidays, and Sunday afternoons. I remember long summer days when the wind rushed in through the open windows, carrying with it the smell of grass and lilac and honeysuckle. I have witnessed years of changes and watched as people moved away and others took their place.

The walls of this old farmhouse have seen much joy and sorrow over the years. For generations, families have come to gather and live, building memories around the fireside, laughter from the long tables, and the warmth of a hearty meal. But behind the walls, in the spaces between, the stories the walls tell can never truly be told. Perhaps in the rooms and hallways, voices are heard and memories fade in and out of existence, echoing throughout the structure. From newlyweds giggling and enjoying the days of love and naivety to families trying to make sense of tragedy, the walls saw and heard it all. As babies were born and a family started, laughter erupted, along with stories and arguments. Evil hands that covered innocent faces. Not every story would be humored or joyful. The walls carry dark troubled times as well.

Within these walls, church was held, class was taught, bank trading, and deals were done. Hard labor was manual and respect was taught. Values had priority in order to learn wisdom. Walls structured for challenges and hope, peace, and love. Weather would test its structure over time. Someone always came along and fixed me up making proper repairs.

On winter nights, cold and snow seeping in through cracks and gaps, the walls became an intimate theatre, displaying deep conversations between people in love, grappling with hope, heartache and deep questions. From the attic to the barn and beyond, if the walls could talk they’d speak of deep connections and loyalty between neighbors, help that came when least expected and giving when it wasn’t asked. These walls saw sleepless nights, painful memories and special occasions all become memories stored away forever, like so much dust and dirt tucked into every nook and cranny of this family home. The walls are strong, but their secrets still linger. Each generation is added to this story, creating new ones to replace the fading ones of years past. Though time passes and generations come and go, these walls are steadfast in their silence. But if they could talk, what stories would they tell?

The farm house had seen its share of joys and sorrows over the years. If the walls could speak, it would tell the story of families living through a devastating harvest failure. Struggling to make ends meet and make their land last. Late nights filled with sorrow and fear of losing their family’s legacy. But in the same breath, the walls would speak of the immense joy and love felt within these four walls. Through times of great celebration, it saw couples get married, grandchildren playing in the living room, and homemade meals enjoyed with family and friends.

Harvest failures, desperate hopes, tears and sweat, and the pain of the family members all weighed heavily on the old house. One could imagine the strained conversations held by the family members over whether or not they would make it through the season. There were surely times of deep sorrow, as members of the family had to let go of beloved parts of the farm as financial struggles worsened. And as the walls held in the past, they witnessed each successive generation gather together, trying their best to keep the old farm alive, their sweat and efforts creating an invisible bond between the generations, uniting them despite the distances of time. If the walls could talk, surely their voices would be those of perseverance and courage, ringing through the halls of the farmhouse and resounding in the memories of its inhabitants.

The stories would speak of hope and dreams, love and loss, faith and doubt. They would bring joy and pain, laughter and tears. For generations, these walls have held a unique place in this family’s lives, providing strength and shelter. Though the stories within may remain forever unheard, they remain held deep within the structure of this old farmhouse.

One hundred years, 2023 my structure has loosened, and the seeking noise of broken shutters, rattle with the wind. The farm has decreased as family sold to develop. New fancy houses are closing in. Those houses are top of the line, here surround, just an old farmhouse.

I am here, silently absorbing it all, like a repository for the collective memories of generations of families. I can only imagine what the walls of this old farmhouse would say if they could talk. Stories of heartache and happiness, successes and failures, hope and despair. And so I plead with you – don’t let development erase my history. Don’t tear me down. Keep me standing, so that I may continue to be part of this incredible journey. Renovate history with a little love and care.

This old farmhouse has so much history to share. If only the walls could talk? Please let this old farm house stand proud just as the history that lives within these walls.

Sadly, in today’s day and age, my structure may not be long for this world. I stand, empty and forlorn, for a development threatens to tear me down and rob my life of its history and memory. Don’t let it be! I am a testament to a life once lived and a living piece of history that shouldn’t be forgotten. Please save me and remember what I stand for.

Until our minds meet again be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋

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Just A Story to Tell

“Just a story to tell”

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The world was spinning, day in and day out, with endless tasks and endless responsibilities. Everything seemed so meaningless, so fleeting. In a society plagued with economic decline and suffocating debt, where nothing was as it should be, life was a challenge. Everywhere you looked, there was pressure and expectation. Jobs that didn’t provide enough, costs that kept growing and time slipping away, creating a constant, stressful atmosphere. People had to adapt, learn new skills and try to create something of their own to make it through. I was one of those people. Feeling weighed down by all that life was throwing at me, I searched for something meaningful and stable.

I decided to go back to something that had been in my heart since I was a child: writing. I decided to focus on writing/ storytelling. My goal was to express stories of joy and hope, as well as sorrow and fear. By using my words to transport people to a different world, even if just for a moment, I wanted to remind them that there was always a chance for a better tomorrow. My writing was far from perfect, but with practice I was slowly becoming a better writer/storyteller. Soon, I was creating content for and reaching an ever-widening audience. The monetary rewards are unavailable, was always great, but the greater reward was the joy and contentment of doing something that I truly loved. Today, I am still a storyteller, creating stories that bring joy, laughter and knowledge to people in a world filled with fear and doubt. As my words reach more and more people, I know that I am making a difference in their lives and giving them hope in a chaotic and troubled world.

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Once upon a time, in a small playground nestled in a rural corner of the world, the life of the children who used to gather there was far different than it is today. Long ago, there was little thought of economic or financial woes, or of where their future may lie. The days were filled with carefree play and youthful laughter as children tested their physical and mental boundaries on the equipment, finding solace in being able to freely express themselves in a safe, happy environment. But, with the onset of a global financial crisis and growing levels of inflation, the playground and its children have had to make a significant adjustment in the way they approach life. Where once the days were spent creating forts and towers, playing hide and seek and games of tag, the kids must now spend their free time gathering and growing their own food, scavenging for materials to barter, and devising strategies to make a living from their available resources. Gone are the days of simplistic enjoyment of one another’s company. For many of the kids at the playground, a job is the only viable way of providing for themselves and their families. There is little room for failure in the face of increasing hardship and mounting debt.

But amongst the change and upheaval of their current life, the playground kids have still managed to find time for self-expression. The vibrant colors of the play structures have been painted with poetry and images of hope, while some have taken up the art of story telling to capture their collective experience of the ever-evolving world around them. In a world where nothing is certain, one thing remains the same: the kids of the playground still keep hold of the powerful spirit of camaraderie and ingenuity, which ensures that even when the landscape of their life has changed, their stories of survival still remain.


Until our beautiful minds meet again be safe out there. Many blessings and much love.. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋