The Beauty and Mystery of Life / Life’s Simple Seven / Friday: Monnig Meteorite Gallery

“From a distance there is harmony,
and it echoes through the land.
And it’s the Hope of Hopes,
it’s the Love of Loves,
it’s the Heart of every man.”
– Bette Midler

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     Beauty can liberate your Spirit.

We are never more
than far away.
But wherever we are,
near or far,
we cannot behold
all of God’s Beauty
that surrounds us,
if we look
only with our eyes.

“He has made everything beautiful
in its time.
Also, he has put Eternity
into man’s Heart . . .”
Ecclesiastes 3:11

Beauty
can liberate your Spirit.
Think upon it.
It has happened
many times before.

path-b“You’ll find Beauty
in the simplest things
and in the deepest depths
of complexity.
Beauty exists
for the purpose of
filling your Heart
with Joy.

Beauty’s reason
is pure delight.
Take delight
in Beauty
and it becomes
even MORE Beautiful.

Behold the Beauty
that fills your Life.
It is a Blessing
that has NO
equal.”
Ralph Marston

The Resplendence
of His Love
resides
even in a beautiful drop of rain,
nestled in the arms
of shades of green
on a leaf,
in a tree,
and in the chill
of evening’s breath,
with the warmth
of someone’s arms
around you.

“I wish someone’s arms eilene
were holding me as tight.
But the devil wind blows harder on me,
cold and bare
And someone’s arms won’t be reaching
for there’s nobody there.”
Eilen Jewell

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     God’s Beauty surrounds us

The shadow’s call
will fly away
on our journey
to the Light of day,
and night overcome,
to find the Sun
filling the Promise
of a Beautiful
new day,
a Promise
that lives within
everyone.

How much
of Life
is left to live
and Love?

We are here
but a single fleeting moment,
like a drop of dew
at dawn,
never to stay.
Life

cast into the illusion
of a night and a day.

lake-and-sun-set

                    The illusion

Yes,
Life is brief
at best.
But one hundred percent
of the rest of your Life
is left
for you to Love,
to hold in warm embrace,
to share
with God’s Grace.

My wish for you
is that you truly live

every day,
and save
your death,
for the day
you die.

We choose
to truly live

or just exist,
and die a little
each day.

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Save your death for the day you die.

My Dear Friends,
your mind
is NOT beating
to the rhythm of Life.
It feels not
any emotion.

It is simply
an intermediate
repository
of short term memory,
a biochemical processor
of mere momentary thought,
reflecting upon
Love’s labors lost
and found,
Life Crowned
and made to appear
profound.

Love looks not with the eyes,
but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid 
painted blind.”
William Shakespeare

Long term memory
engrams
reside a trillion fold,
and within every cell
of your very fragile body,
especially
the Heart.
Once in Love,
always in Love.
Once hurt by Love,
the pain is forever
felt.

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Nestled in the arms of shades of green.

Life
expresses itself
in action
and
emotion.
Life happens
from us,
not to us.

beautiful-rose

         Dwell in the Beauty.

Life
is the Flower,
but Love,
my Dear,
is the Nectar.

“Life
without Love,
is like a tree
without
blossoms or fruit.”
Kahlil Gibran

And what is the message of Love?
  It is
the Happiness and the Joy
YOU
bring to others.

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The Beauty and Mystery of Life

You know,
my life is based on a true story,

  and so is yours.
And the truth is:
we have not truly lived
every day.

Life is the Gift
of every single
day.

  If you dwell
in the Beauty and Mystery of Life,
  how could you possibly
be sad,
lonely?

  Love is the aroma of
everything that abides
after a Spring rain,
the softness of the grass
upon which you lie,
the warmth of a sunny day,
the taste of a ripe peach,
whatever God allows
to come your way
.

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Love is the boundless Tapestry
of God’s Beautiful Landscape
of Life,
and Loving,
and Living,
and Longing
to be.

Life is truly lived
moment to moment,
smile to smile,
handshake to handshake,
Loving deed
to Loving deed,

to meet someone’s
need.

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    What is the message of Love?

My friends,
we need not fear
death.
Life is not really lost
on the day
we die.

It is only lost
while we live:
lost in sorrow,
lost in a sigh,
lost
in a precious moment
that passed you by,
lost in the sadness
that made you cry,
lost in what
your tender Heart felt
but did not say,
lost in never
feeling grateful to God
for the Beautiful Gift
of another new
Day.

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   The shadow’s call will fly away.

Yes,
we die
moment by moment
and not
in a day.

Don’t be living
to die.

Life
is the most exciting
when we Love someone
more than Life,
when we transcend
this moment
of our awareness,
to discover
we are alive inside
the Hopes and Dreams
of someone else,
that Life
is more than living,
it is Dreaming the Dream
that Love
is all there is,
and all
that should ever
be.

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Dreaming the Dream that Love is all there is.

When we awake
inside the Heart of another,
we discover
the reason for being –
the Beauty of Love.

We die
day by day,
moment by moment.

Life is lost
wallowing in the poverty

of selfish actions.
It is lost wasting
the precious Gift
of time.

We destroy the Gift
of our Life

each moment it is not
fully lived.

Now,
let us busy ourselves
Giving,
Sharing,
Smiling,
Laughing,
Daring,

Forgiving,
Loving,
and truly Living.

Give Life a chance.
Take a chance
on Love!

Goodnight.

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We die moment by moment and not in a day.

“Live as if you were living
a second time,
and as though you had
acted wrongly

the first time.”
– Viktor E. Frankl

To find out if your heart is healthy use Life’s Simple Seven.

They are:
Avoid smoking and using tobacco products.
Be physically active every day.
Eat a heart-healthy diet.
Keep a healthy weight.
Keep your blood pressure healthy.
Keep your total cholesterol healthy.
Keep your blood sugar healthy.

To help you understand how to keep your heart healthy and make it fun and exciting, the American Heart Association has created a website called “My Life Check” (link opens in a new window) that will help you understand your heart health and give you and your family ideas to make the best choices.

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          The Beauty of Love.

“Behold,
what Manner of Love
the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called
the Sons of God.”
– 1 John 3:1  

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                                            On Friday, Nov. 11
we will meet at 10:00 a.m. to enjoy a guided tour of the Monnig Meteorite Gallery located in the Sid Richardson Building, Room 240 (behind Winton Scott) on the campus of Texas Christian University (telephone: 817-257-6277).

At approximately 11:30 a.m. we will travel to the Barnes and Noble Book Store one block south of the Hulen Shopping Center, 4801 Overton Ridge Blvd. Suite 100, Fort Worth – Telephone Number: (817) 346-2368.

We will dine in that shopping area. Please Do NOT drop your child(ren) off early or without Dr. and Mrs. Anderson present.

On Saturday, February 1, 2003, the Oscar Monnig Meteorite Gallery was opened for the public. This is a world class facility.

FINANCIAL:   No fee at the Meteorite Gallery. Please provide funds for a book.

Lunch: Please provide funds for lunch
Refreshments: Will be available at the bookstore.

Please escort your child(r­­en) to the Meteorite Gallery when dropping off. Do not allow your child(ren) to enter unescorted. Your child(ren) can become lost. Students are NOT to leave the Gallery, Restaurant or Bookstore at any time, for any reason, including the need use the restroom or secure a ride, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

Students are required to let Dr. Anderson know when your ride has arrived & with whom you are leaving or he will pass out, hit the floor and constantly complain to Mrs. A about all the bruises and pain. Parents – please ask your child if this has been done.

Drop-off will be at the Meteorite Gallery  at 10:00 a.m. & pick up will  be at 2:30 p. m. at the Bookstore.

Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & tucked in red monogrammed school shirts are required. PARENTS/GUARDIANS/NEIGHBORS/IN-LAWS are always invited to participate on our trips.

                           IMPORTANT DATES:
Nov. 18                                                         Civil War Museum

Nov. 21-25  (Monday-Friday)                      Thanksgiving / Fall Break

Dec. 1-2                                                        Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)

Dec. 22 (Thur, – changed from Dec. 20)  Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 23 – Jan. 4                                           Winter Break Holiday

Jan. 5 (Thursday)                                        Second Semester begins

Jan. 16 (Monday)                                         Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Jan. 20                                                          Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 20 (Monday)                                         President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 13-17                                                     Spring Break Holidays

April 14  & 17 (Fri. & Mon.)                          Good Friday & Easter

April 28                                                          Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 22-26                                                      Adventure Trip

May 26                                                           Last Day of Semester

                         A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n      
Where precocious children are nurtured and appreciated.

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