How Happy We Can Be / Should I Kill Spiders In My Home? / Friday: Half Price Books and a Movie

A Life lived for Love
is guided from

we can know
just how Happy we
can be.

Without overcoming the obstacles in Life,
we would never realize
our potential, our strength and willpower,
or our Beautiful Heart.

Without these tests
of our patience and our will
and our inner strength,
whatever they may be,
our Lives would be like a smoothly paved,
perfectly straight
and very, very flat road
to nowhere and no one.
It would be comfortable
and boring
and utterly pointless.

Your victories
and successes and failures
you experience,
create who you become.

define you.

and bad experiences
are the greatest teachers on Earth.
They are the most poignant
and important ones.

My Dear Friends,
they can become

If someone hurts you, betrays you,
or breaks your fragile Heart,
and they will,
forgive them.

They help you
to learn about trust
and being cautious
in a very, very imperfect

When you open your precious and Sacred
someone, somewhere will Love
And if you love them back,
they will Love you
in a way
to teach you,
Love is
what Life is all about.

Open your Heart,
open the palms of your hands
to help another,
and open your eyes
to see that all things
in Life
can become Blessings.

Take from ever moment
everything that you possibly can,
for you will never be able
to Live in this moment
And you have
precious moments left.

Let yourself
fall in Love,
with Life,
with the rising
and the setting Sun,
with every Creation
that crawls upon the Earth,
with everyone.

Believe in yourself,
and others will Believe
in YOU.

You can make of your precious Life
anything you desire.

create your own Life.
Go out and truly Live it,
and you will have
absolutely no regrets.

We make a Living
by what we get.
We make a Life by what we

what you have,
for you will possess
everything you think
you own,
for only very, very
few moments.

and find humor
in Living
every day.
When we were children,
we would laugh hundreds of times a day.
Then we grew up
and took all of this nonsense
super sillyously serious.

I say to you,
whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God
like a child

shall not enter it
at all.
Mark 10:15

Seek more opportunities for
laughter and humor.
Improve your emotional health,
strengthen your relationships
and find Happiness.
Start tomorrow
by laughing at the silly mistakes
of yesterday
and today.
Make everyday a great day
by recognizing the illogicality about Life.
Remembering that we are simply
Human Beings,
will make each day a little brighter.

is Beautifully
And so are
Thank God.
Or how boring
it would be.

Set a goal
of finding funny things
If you were paid $100 for every funny thing
you noticed during the day,
you would find plenty of things to laugh at.
you would be rich.
if you laugh at these things,
you ARE rich.
Be actively looking for them.
They are there waiting for you.
Turn on the

you can’t make this stuff

He said

How fondly I remember,
when I taught fifth grade
on the second floor
of an old, dilapidated school building
overlooking a race track
(we knocked bats off the ceiling every morning).
Early on one morning
about nine a.m.,
I punished an older student
(thirteen at the time –
he was not exactly into
or passing the courses).
I told him to go down
to the race track
and run around it,
and KEEP running
until I told him to stop.
At 4:00 p.m.
I got into my car to go
It was then
that I noticed someone
very, very slowly
jogging around the track.
He looked like
he was nearly dead.

I forgot all about him.
I rolled down my car window,
acted like I knew
what I was doing
and shouted out:
“You can stop now”.

He never misbehaved

Stop laughing!

Let yourself fall in Love with Life and every Creation that crawls upon the Earth.

I am older
than the speed limit.
there is no speed limit
on the highway
of Life.

This is where my Beloved Natalie slept at night. I laughed every time I entered the rest room. Notice how her nose was positioned to just barely be missed by the door. ONLY once did the door hit her nose. I ran like HELL! Hey, we learn by our mistakes. And they are hilarious.

When you stop dreaming,
you die.
And so many people
are walking around
And they don’t
know it!


Anderson Private School
School Calendar


First Semester

Nov. 15                                     Trip: Half Price Books and a Movie
Nov.  25 – 29                             Thanksgiving / Fall Break
To Be Announced                     Texas A. G. T. Conference
Dec. 13                                     Museum of Science and History
Dec. 20                                     Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 6                       Christmas / Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester  Jan. 7 – May 22

Jan. 7 (Thursday)                     Second Semester Begins
Jan. 20 (Monday)                     Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday
Jan. 24 (Friday)                        Trip to Fort Worth Stock Show
Feb. 7 (Friday)                          Trip to Playful Corporation
Feb. 17 (Monday)                     President’s Day Holiday
March 9 – 13                             Spring Break Holidays
April 10 & 13 (Fri. & Mon.)        Good Friday and Easter
April 24 (Friday)                        Trip to Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 18 (Monday)                      Preparation Day for Adventure Trip
May 19 – 22                              Adventure Trip
May 22                                      Last Day of Semester

In Philosophy Class
this week:
Issiac Newton
and his Bible Prophecies.

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

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tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

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The Anderson Private School.

Should I kill spiders in my home?
An entomologist explains why not to
by Matt Bertone

Click here for more

I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don’t kill the next spider you see in your home.

Why? Because spiders are an important part of nature and our indoor ecosystem – as well as being fellow organisms in their own right.

People like to think of their dwellings as safely insulated from the outside world, but many types of spiders can be found inside. Some are accidentally trapped, while others are short-term visitors. Some species even enjoy the great indoors, where they happily live out their lives and make more spiders. These arachnids are usually secretive, and almost all you meet are neither aggressive nor dangerous. And they may be providing services like eating pests – some even eat other spiders.

A cobweb spider dispatches some prey that got snagged in its web. Matt Bertone, CC BY-ND

My colleagues and I conducted a visual survey of 50 North Carolina homes to inventory just which arthropods live under our roofs. Every single house we visited was home to spiders. The most common species we encountered were cobweb spiders and cellar spiders.

A cellar spider, sometimes called daddy longlegs (not to be confused with a harvestman). Matt Bertone, CC BY-ND

Both build webs where they lie in wait for prey to get caught. Cellar spiders sometimes leave their webs to hunt other spiders on their turf, mimicking prey to catch their cousins for dinner.

Although they are generalist predators, apt to eat anything they can catch, spiders regularly capture nuisance pests and even disease-carrying insects – for example, mosquitoes. There’s even a species of jumping spider that prefers to eat blood-filled mosquitoes in African homes. So killing a spider doesn’t just cost the arachnid its life, it may take an important predator out of your home.

It’s natural to fear spiders. They have lots of legs and almost all are venomous – though the majority of species have venom too weak to cause issues in humans, if their fangs can pierce our skin at all. Even entomologists themselves can fall prey to arachnophobia. I know a few spider researchers who overcame their fear by observing and working with these fascinating creatures. If they can do it, so can you!

An arachnologist’s story of growing up terrified of spiders but ultimately becoming fascinated by them.

Spiders are not out to get you and actually prefer to avoid humans; we are much more dangerous to them than vice versa. Bites from spiders are extremely rare. Although there are a few medically important species like widow spiders and recluses, even their bites are uncommon and rarely cause serious issues.

If you truly can’t stand that spider in your house, apartment, garage, or wherever, instead of smashing it, try to capture it and release it outside. It’ll find somewhere else to go, and both parties will be happier with the outcome.

But if you can stomach it, it’s OK to have spiders in your home. In fact, it’s normal. And frankly, even if you don’t see them, they’ll still be there. So consider a live-and-let-live approach to the next spider you encounter.

         He never hit me in the nose with the door! Hey, I slept beside the bed. He did step on me a few times.

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