Like The Rose / Second Hand Smoke / Holiday Friday and Monday

Dedicated to Dewie Gaul,
A man I never had the Honor to meet,
But Love and deeply admire.
Thank you,
For the beauty of a Life
Ever Caring, Loving,
Giving.

rose

The desire of our heart, Blossoms like a flower in the wind.

On the eve of Life,
When our name,
Softly whispered,
Lingers in the air,
Like the night bird’s Song,
In the silence,
The dark,

rose IV

Like the Rose, fragrant in the morning of giving.

When Love transformed
Becomes the dawn
Of our awakening,
And we are embraced
Into the Loving Arms of God,
Becoming One,
Everlasting.

rose II

Blessing us With His Amazing Grace.

This dream of Life,
Ever afraid of waking,
Blossoms into the Beauty
Of Life unending,

Like the Rose,
Fragrant in the morning
Of giving,
Knowing it is deeply Loved,
Ever Loved and Loving,
Kissed by the radiant warmth
Of God’s glorious sun,
As it has always been.

rose III

The depth of His Love Beautifully unfolds.

The depth of His Love
Beautifully unfolds,
Like the petals of the Rose.
And the Universe of our Faith,
Hidden deep within
The desire of our heart,
Blossoms like a flower in the wind,
To be One again
And in Love again,
With everyone and everything,
With new Life and Living,
Loving and giving.
The one who gives us Life,
Like the bountiful Sun,
Showers us with the Warmth
Of His Everlasting Love,
Giving our lives such beauty,
And Blessing us
With His

Amazing Grace.

Rose V

Love transformed becomes the dawn of our awakening.

“Our schools face backward toward a dying system,
rather than forward to the emerging new society.
Their vast energies are applied to cranking out
Industrial Men – people tooled for survival
in a system that will be
dead before they are.
– Alvin Toffler

Secondhand Smoke Kills 42,000 Nonsmokers a Year in the U.S.
as reported by Christopher Wanjek in Live Science.

How many Americans die from smoking without even lighting up a cigarette? More than 42,000 people a year, including 900 infants, according to a new, thorough analysis of secondhand smoke deaths by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. read more

According to the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report, there have been more than 20 million smoking-related deaths in the United States since 1964; 2.5 million of those deaths were among non-smokers who died from exposure to secondhand smoke. read more

“There have been a number of scientific papers recently that have reported the significant health threat secondhand smoke poses to pets,” according to veterinarian Carolynn MacAllister of Oklahoma State University. “Secondhand smoke has been associated with oral cancer and lymphoma in cats, lung and nasal cancer in dogs, as well as lung cancer in birds.” read more

Adolescents are already at risk for hearing loss from loud music and concerts venues, but a new study published in the July issue of Archives of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery found that teens exposed to second-hand smoke have a two-fold increase in sensorineural hearing loss.

And from the Mayo Clinic: Secondhand smoke causes or contributes to various health problems, including heart disease, lung disease and various types of cancer. read more

These are not numbers, my friends. These are our children. Exposing you or your children to second hand smoke is not putting up with an inconvenience, it is DEADLY. If someone is so inconsiderate and stupid that they light up in front of you and your children, please just leave. And stay out of their presence. Yes, YOU must leave because tobacco is so addictive that other lives become inconsequential to the addict. Your life, and the precious lives of your children, depend upon using good judgment and leaving a toxic environment.

And please, please remember, smokers are also influencing your children in a negative and very DEADLY way. And death is not the only consequence. The painful suffering becomes incomprehensible. Watching your children slowly expire is not what you want to experience, as you sit helplessly by their side and pray for an early and merciful death, which will not come.

“Ignorance is the beginning of knowledge;
Knowledge is the beginning of wisdom;
Wisdom is the awareness of ignorance.
– William Rotsler

rose VI

Deeply Loved, Ever Loved and Loving.

IMPORTANT DATES:
April 3 & 6 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holidays
April 10 C.P.R. & First Aid Training for all students & staff at school
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival
(Drama Competition is “Twelfth Night”)
May 1 Tuition Due for 2015-16
May 4 & 5 (Mon. & Tues.) Anderson School Theatrical Production “Twelfth Night” At Stage West Theater

“Feel the dignity of a child.
Do not feel superior to him,
for you are not.”
– Robert Henri

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