The Underlying Oneness
of the Power of Love
Is it possible that love never dies?
Is it even possible that our awareness
(consciousness) of love
may be the only thing that is real?
The essence of,
the real reason for our being,
may lie outside the
complex cognition plane.
There is a beautiful and dynamic nature
to our passionate and loving reality.
The legacy of our lives
can live on, deeply embedded
in the hearts of those we touch.
The enduring Love we leave behind
may transcend space and time
and blossom into the infinite.
Poets have long extolled
the Divine Virtues of Love.
In beautifully crafted works
they have revealed
aspects of immortality and infinity,
in exploring the nature of Love.
And some say this:
Our Love may exist beyond
our physical being.
It may live on after us,
in the hearts of others,
in the underlying oneness
of the power of Love,
in the Heart of God.
– Wm. C. Anderson
The following beautiful story tells of a life lived in gratitude to others and of a man’s love that truly transcends space and time. I hope you enjoy reading about the legacy of love from Newman’s Own. Click here for more:
Actor Paul Newman applied his greatest commitment and derived his deepest satisfaction from his quiet work in philanthropy. He used his influence, gave of his financial resources, and personally volunteered to advance humanitarian and social causes around the world.
In 1982, he founded Newman’s Own, Inc., which was one of the first food companies to use all natural products. Today, Newman’s Own is successful, and all after-tax profits and royalties are donated to thousands of charities worldwide through Newman’s Own Foundation. Thus far, over $400 million has been awarded to grantee recipients in all 50 states and in 31 countries around the world.
Newman’s Own Foundation is an independent, private foundation formed in 2005 by Paul Newman to sustain the legacy of his philanthropic work.
The Foundation believes that each of us has the potential to make a difference. Since 1982, when Paul Newman first declared, “Let’s give it all away,” many millions have been donated to thousands of nonprofit organizations helping people in need around the world.
Paul Newman’s private company makes a line of foods including lemonade, popcorn, salad dressings and spaghetti sauce, coffee (my favorite) and, as the labels say, all profits go to charity.
Mr. Newman’s celebrity tends to obscure how revolutionary his company
has been in forging a new kind of conscientious consumerism over the past decade. In that time, buyers have demonstrated a fierce brand loyalty. And I am proud to say, I am one of them.
Love for Humankind and
the Practice of Charity
Ms. Nell Newman, the third of Mr. Newman’s five daughters said her father’s philanthropy is just as he tells it. ”He thought the world had treated him incredibly well,”
His company co-sponsored the PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award, which was presented annually to a United States resident who had fought courageously, despite adversity, to safeguard the First Amendment right to freedom of expression as it applied to the written word.
A sampling of grantees is available at the Newman’s Own Foundation website along with a description of funding areas. One beneficiary of this charity is the SeriousFun Children’s Network, residential summer camps for seriously ill children. Today, there are camps, programs, and initiatives operating in 50 countries across 5 continents. Over 384,700 children have attended a SeriousFun program free of charge.
Additionally, the Neman’s Own Foundation also provided a grant to The MINDS Foundation to fund US operations of the non-profit that works in rural India. Other beneficiaries, among many, have included The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund (from 1983 onwards), Shining Hope for Communities, Safe Water Network, Edible Schoolyard NYC, Fisher House Foundation, the WILD Young Women Programme (New Zealand), and Pilgrims Hospices (UK).
There are six camps Paul Newman founded for children who have life-threatening diseases. The charity was spurred by letters from seriously ill children who wanted to visit places like Disneyland.
Paul Newman lived his life, and dedicated the earnings from his hard work, to help those in need. He, and his family, are to be truly admired. Mr. Newman ranks among those we can call true American Patriots. Perhaps we can live our lives in a similar manner. At the very least, we can purchase Newman’s Own brand products. Please join me. There are many on their knees in need. And we can help.
Just think what this world would be like if millions of us would follow his example. Think of where the self-serving corporations would be. You know, the companies who seemingly care less and less, as time goes by, about what is in the food or drinks we continue, with ignorance, to consume.
These corporations have so polluted our food chain with items purposefully engineered to be addictive, that now for first time ever, and UNBELIEVABLY, the next generation (your children) can expect not to live as long as the previous generation. How awful can it get? Yes, that BAD.
I beg you to please join me and proudly become one of Newman’ Own.
Our trip Friday to:
PALACE OF WAX & RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT
We are planning activities for FRIDAY, October 31, 2014. Our destination is: The PALACE OF WAX & RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT, 601 East Safari Parkway, Grand Prairie (I-30 & Belt Line Road- 7 minutes East of Six Flags, (972-263-2391)
We will depart at 9:00 a.m. to arrive at 10:00 a.m. We will first enjoy a brief visit to the video arcade, gift shop, fantastic photos, and wax hands (ask for the special price for our group), then have an early lunch at 11:00 a.m. to avoid other large groups. Following lunch we will enjoy self-guided tours of the Palace of Wax & Ripley’s Believe It or Not, which should last approximately two hours.
This is a history, science, literature and art museum where learning becomes a unique experience. The fear section can be avoided by the young, faint of heart or just plain scared (like Dr. Anderson–who has been known to scream and cry and embarrass us). The not-so-brave may exit to the gift shop (now that’s a really scary place) and show the crybaby Dr. A how to escape a frightful future and avoid touring the rest of the exhibit.
FINANCIAL Fee: $10.00 (includes TAX & and money for gas). This is a group combination ticket – the regular price is $15.95. If you arrive late you will be required to pay FULL price. Does not include Mirror Maze. Please pay Dr. A. LUNCH: Please bring funds for lunch.
GIFT SHOP Yes! Please do not purchase anything to scare the cowardly Dr. A! He is already afraid of all children, a few parents (you scary ones know who you are!), his wife, R.J., haunted houses (Ian knows) and one rooster.
Drop-off will be at the School at 8:30 a.m. If you choose to meet us at Ripleys, that is OK! Pick-up will be at the Anderson School at 3:15 p.m. Please be patient – traffic conditions, goofing off or a reluctance to ask for directions (a male thing) may delay us. Dr. Anderson may be reached at: 682-777-1908 EMERGENCY Keep calling! He’s old, tired & retired (two or three times).
• Uniform pants with a belt (required to participate) & red monogrammed and tucked in school shirt are required. Jackets may be NAVY blue or RED.
• Family, neighbors and friends are always invited to enjoy Friday with us.
• Students MAY WEAR COSTUMES on Friday.
Nov. 1 Final Payment Tuition Due for 2014-15 (Not including monthly payment plans)
Nov. 7 DFW New Auto Show
Nov. 14 Civil War Museum (Try to avoid wearing BLUE)
Nov. 24-28 (Mon.–Fri.) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 3-5 (Wed.-Fri.) Texas A.G.T. Conference (NO school)
Dec. 19 Last Day of Fall Semester
Jan. 23 Fort Worth Stock Show (It was called the FAT stock show. But, Dr. A lost a few pounds.)
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Drama Competition play is “Twelfth Night”)
Students are NOT to leave Ripley’s or the Wax Museum
at any time for any reason, including
the need to secure a ride or use the restroom,
without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.