What are Vitamins for the Heart? Additionally to the physical help for us the spiritual support has likewise a big meaning. ‘Vitamins for the Heart’ is the title of series in which we publish new articles monthly. The Vitamins are compositions out of texts, which we are friendly allowed by the authors to present on our webpage. Because we had many positive reactions to the vitamins we also want to present them on our webpage and hope that they will also bring many others a big pleasure.

Vitamins for the Heart
TEDx Talk with Wolfgang Schmidt: You can find the complete TED Talk here as video on YouTube. The TEDx Talk was not commissioned by Aktive Direkt Hilfe e. V. but in private responsibility of the author Wolfgang Schmidt (Second Board of Aktive Direkt Hilfe e. V.). The political statements contained in this publication are personal views of the author, which do not necessarily reflect the views of the association. Although Aktive Direkt Hilfe e. V. dissociated from the political statements contained, the publication is presented in full on this website due to the high degree of compliance with the convictions of the association. 1. I just came back from the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is a huge country, with enormous challenges. You may not know much about that situation, but I’m sure you are aware of many other trouble spots in the world. When we look at all these…


A compilation of quotes: Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. – Paul Boese (1923-1976) Without forgiveness, life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation. – Roberto Assagioli (1888–1974) He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven. – Author unknown Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. – Cherie Carter-Scott (b. 1949) Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives. – Lawana Blackwell (b. 1952) The one attitude, which gives rise to hope amidst misunderstanding and ill will, is a forgiving spirit. Where forgiveness becomes the atmosphere, there hope and healing are possible. – C. Neil Strait (1934–2003) Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate.…


W. Schmidt: Christmas can mean diverse things to various individuals, depending on where they live, what their religious belief is and what stage of their life they might be in. Children, young people, adults, Christians, atheists, members of other religions, everyone may experience Christmas in their own way. In rich countries, many can afford elaborate Christmas trees and decorations, do lots of baking and cooking, shopping, wrapping, gifts and festivities. For those without a home, it might be a sad time, when they feel left out of all those celebrations. In the poor countries, like in Congo, there is not much of a Christmas in this way. A few might use a little plastic tree with simple decorations from the years before and prepare a special meal, but without baking and gifts. The poor might enjoy some meat exceptionally at this cheerful occasion. In my own life, I have several…


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