So Far Away, It Lies Within / Keep Your Child’s Heart Healthy / Friday: Japanese Garden

“Beauty does not exist
Without love.”
– The Song of Solomon

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           A pathway having no end.

Can we shallow
The swift current
Of what we cannot comprehend,
Of life’s tribulations?

We test each other’s
Endurance and Faith,
Laid at the feet
Of our unwillingness
To Love one another.

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       God will send His Love to you.

On the threshing floor
Of our self-abased Lives,
Being so unwilling
To share,
To care,
We come to believe
In the burden of sacrifice,
So many
Are not be able
To bear.

“Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God,
which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds
in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6-7

We discover
Through our Prayer,
In moments so very rare,
That Life and Love
Abide in lonely times,
Never knowing
They are the same.

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                   Go to a far off land within.

In the absence
Of mind,
We hasten our decline,
As our tears descend
And the river of life
Subsides.

But God
Sends His Love
To you.

In the arms of another
We find His Angel.
He gives us
To each other,
To show us
The way,
To let us know
The endlessness of Love
We feel
May be all
That is real.

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The endlessness of Love we feel, may be all that is real.

We touch this Earth
Indelicately,
With such brevity
That we never know
Just how much Love
Is never felt,
Never known,
And was there
To take.

In all that time
We never came to see
Love was beside us,
Inside of us,
Longing
To be.

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The pathway to Heaven lies through the Heart of another.

Such is the tragedy
Of Life,
Of Love,
That we did not Know.

“The eyes
are the gateway
to the soul.”
– Herman Melville

My dear friends,
Go somewhere,
Somewhere you may have
Never been.

The pathway to Heaven
Lies through the Heart
Of another,
The Love of a friend,
Down a pathway
Having no end,
Though a door
Of discovery,
In a world outside
Of where you have been,
So far away,
It lies within.

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In a world outside of where you have been.

“To see clearly
is poetry, prophecy, and religion
all in one.”
– John Ruskin

Go to that
Far off land
Within.
Spend your time
Listening,
To the sound
Of your own Heart beating,
On the other side
Of where you are.

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                  We touch this Earth.

When Hearts
Take flight,
Darkness
No longer descends.
Every night
Harbors a harvest moon,
Every day
Moves through us
Too soon.

We pass by
One another
Never knowing,
Never hearing
The rolling thunder,
The Voice ever after,
We should not
Forsake.

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           My friends, go somewhere you may have never been.

I pray
Four strong winds
Will carry you
To Heaven,
To the Heart
Of another
Whispering your name.

“The beauty of God
transfigures the one
who contemplates it
and transforms him
into this very same beauty.”
(2 Cor 3:18)

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We never know just how much Love is never felt.

                       How To Keep Your Child’s Heart Healthy
                                          by

Teaching a child healthy techniques will help him carry these techniques with him into adulthood, thereby cancelling any future health issues once he or she has left your care. Children who make heart healthy choices will decrease their chances of developing heart disease later in life.

Be very cautious about what is going down his food pipe. Stop spoiling his eating habits.

Include fruits and vegetables in your child’s diet. Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and fiber has been shown to provide you with nutrients that can protect your child against future heart disease. Make sure your child eats at least five, 1/2 cup servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Avoid adding sugar, dips or high fat spreads to your child’s fruits and vegetables.

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Beauty does not exist without love.

Set aside time in your child’s day for her to get exercise. Make sure the exercise is fun and enjoyable to her. Regular exercise is important to maintain a healthy heart. Encourage your child to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day.

Let them Jump Kick and Run…In fact you can join them too! Participate in physical activity with your child. Watch your child’s sporting events. Take walks as a family after dinner. Go on family bike rides during the weekend.

Avoid letting your child use the Internet, watch television or play video games for more than two hours a day. Help your child pick what they want to watch or play each day. Make them turn off the media after the two-hour time period.

Poor oral hygiene can contribute to the development of heart disease later in the child’s life because the bacteria on your child’s teeth and gums can get into the bloodstream and negatively affect the arteries.

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He gives us to each other to show us the way.

Make sure your child brushes her teeth in the morning and before going to bed. Help your child to floss on a daily basis. Ensure that your child attends regular checkups with the dentist.

Limit your child’s salt intake. Consuming too much salt can put the child at risk for developing cardiovascular disease later in life, reports HelpGuide.org. Use spices instead of salt to add flavor to foods. Avoid giving your children processed, canned or frozen foods because these tend to have high salt contents.

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Ensure that your child attends regular checkups with the dentist.

Remove foods that are high in trans fats and saturated fats from your child’s diet. Both these fats cause the bad cholesterol called LDL to increase. Foods that tend to be high in trans and saturated fats include chips, whole milk dairy products, red meat, solid fats and packaged foods. Replace the unhealthy fats with unsaturated fats that come from foods such as olive oil, beans, fish, nuts and avocados.

Limit your child’s portions to help him avoid overeating. Do not make your child eat everything on his plate if he says he is full.

Smoking doesn’t just happen. Its peer pressure, advertisements, machismo, adult role models. Set an example yourself by avoiding cigarettes. Talk about it to your children when they’re at the age that they can comprehend and perhaps subconsciously ingrain the idea that cigarettes are a no-no for their heart and lungs.

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Every day moves through us too soon.

On FRIDAY November 6, 2015
we will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the JAPANESE GARDEN, located at 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard (Tele: 817-392-5510).

Please gather at the main entrance of the Japanese Garden. Our SELF- guided tour starts at 10:00 a.m. Be on time – if our tour has started – just catch up with us. Do not drop off children without Dr. or Mrs. Anderson present.

We will spend approximately 1½ hours on our tour & visit the TREASURE TREE GIFT SHOP (Tele: 817-871-7668). Following the tour, we will travel to McKinley’s Fine Bakery & Café, 1616 South University Drive, Fort Worth (817) 332-3242 to enjoy lunch. Following lunch, we will tour the Rose Garden.

* WE WILL NEED DRIVERS. Please let Dr. A know if you can assist.

Pick-up is at the ROSE GARDEN at 2:30 p.m.

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

Please observe the POLICIES of the Garden. Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & red monogrammed school shirts are required.

PARENTS / GUARDIANS /NEIGHBORS / SIBLINGS / VISITORS and THE CURIOUS are always invited to participate on our trips.

Please do not disturb Dr. A. should he be found on the trail all alone and asleep or muttering incoherently to himself or a passerby or a frog or a tree. Teaching for many years is a highly probable causative factor!

Students are NOT to leave any facility at any time for any reason, including
the need to secure a ride, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

FINANCIAL: Admission: $5.00 / Children (12 yrs. & under) $4.00 Please pay Dr. A. This is a group rate.

GIFT SHOP: There is a fabulous, “Treasure Tree” gift shop.

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In all that time we never came to see Love was beside us.

LUNCH: Please provide funds for lunch at the restaurant.
NOTE: We must follow the Garden Visitor Etiquette.

“I am a part
of all that I have seen. “
–   Alfred Lord Tennyson  

IMPORTANT DATES
Nov. 12 Shakespeare Scene and Monologue Competition
Nov. 23 – 27 (Mon.-Fri.) Thanksgiving / Fall Break

Dec. 3 – 4 Texas A.G.T. Conference (No school)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 22 Fort Worth Stock Show
March 18 DFW New Auto Show in Fort Worth
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival

“We were given two hands to hold,
two legs to walk, two eyes to see,
two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other
was given to someone else,
for us to find.”

– Unknown

 A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n
Where precocious children & our precious pets (especially Rabbits)
are nurtured and appreciated.

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Love was inside of us, longing to be.

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