Three articles regarding depression to be written based upon the trouble tree story
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Looking for an article that is 450 – 600 words long based around the original trouble tree story with each article reflecting the individual topics given. There are approximately 15 articles to be written in total once these three are completed. I'm looking for quality not quantity with this job.
Article 1 Not taking your troubles home with you
Article 2 Not taking your troubles out on the ones nearest and dearest to you
Article 3 Putting in place strategies to deal with your troubles
The Trouble Tree Story
The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and then his old pickup truck refused to start.
While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands. When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.
Afterward, he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.
"Oh, that's my trouble tree," he replied. "I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing is for sure, troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home. Then in the morning I pick them up again."
"The funny thing is," he smiled, "when I come out in the morning to pick them up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before."
Everybody needs a trouble tree..
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