Is This Life a True Story? / Find Meaning and Hope During Times of Despair

Are we Dreaming
in
Real Time?

An Oasis
of quiet and Beautiful
Reflection
comes together,
not in the mind,
but in the Heart.

My Dear Friends,
you can fall in Love
with everything in Life,
because you are
a Child of God,
and God
is Love.
(1 John 4:7-8)

Everything God does
is impelled and influenced
by His Love.
And such
can be with
YOU.

“God abides in us
and His Love is
perfected
in us.”

Psalm 63:3

We
are all searching
for a Child,
orphaned earlier in
Life
the Child
we were,
abandoned by ourselves,
by our pride,
by our ego,
by our ignorance,
by Time.

We were left
in a social orphanage,
with other Children
eager to be adopted
by thoughts
of being
all grown up.

My Friends,
sometimes it takes
a long time
for us to truly
grow up,
and become
a Child again.

                 Become a Child again.

It takes Time
to more fully realize,
we may be Dreaming
in
Real Time.

Our Birth
is never ending.
We are Birthed
into each new Day
with the rising
of the Sun.
Every Dawn
is the Gift of a new beginning.
Every Dream
is the Dawn
of Deliverance
into a new awareness,
a new World,
a new Way.

There is only
one thing
more Beautiful
than the Birth
of a Child.
And that
is re-Birth.

“For you have been Born again,
not of seed which is perishable
but imperishable,
that is,
through the Living and Enduring

Word of God.”
1 Peter 1:23

The memory
of the Life we live,
can be sweet.
In our Dreams
we can come
together.
We can finally
realize,
there is no real
me,
without real Love.
.
There is knowing and accepting
that you are you,
and I am
me.
And in coming together,
with Compassion and Love,
we can Truly become
WE.

.And
if we accept
each other
with unconditional Love,
we can come to better understand
the depth
of God’s Love
for us.

Let your Children
teach you.
Then you will know
how to Love,
too.

Time
does not
make us older.
Our failure
to Love
will age us.
What we have
never done
for others,
will too.

.For Time
may not
exist.
And neither will
YOU,
without
ever knowing
Love.

Things
that never change,
come what may,
remind us
of the Love
God harbors
for all
of His Children
in the Harvest
to come.

Hope
has everything to do
with the
Human Heart.

Goodnight.

“When I am down and,
oh my Soul,
so weary;
When troubles come and my Heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong,
When I am on
your shoulders.”

Brendan Graham

Find Meaning and Hope During Times of Despair
from youhaveacalling.com
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“When we are no longer able
to change a situation –
we are challenged to change
ourselves.”

Viktor E. Frankl

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In the face of an uncertain and chaotic World we will encounter difficult moments full of worry, stress, and frustration. It is exhausting to push through challenging times in Life, but when we remain resilient and persevere it can be an experience that changes us for the better.
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There are certain circumstances and experiences that we simply have to accept and cope with. One major way to promote courage and determination to face these obstacles is to find meaning in negative life events. The ability to make sense of our struggles and bounce back from stress is an important function in dealing with Life effectively and maintaining a sense of well-being. We can endure anything when we have a compelling reason to do so. Here are ten ways to make meaning and cope when life seems grim.

1. Evaluate purpose and Life goals

Having a clear life purpose is an important factor for making sense of life events. When we know what we want, obstacles are less obtrusive and our direction is evident. Life purpose and clear goals help with understanding the self and one’s place in the world. When life throws a curve ball it’s a perfect opportunity to bolster or alter your purpose and goals.

2. Freedom to choose and responsibility to persist

Knowing that we always have a choice is an empowering realization. However we also have responsibilities if we are to live a virtuous and meaningful life. A meaningful Life involves a conviction for what is just and honorable, and finding a balance between our free will and responsibilities is an important dichotomy to learn about. Giving up may not be an option.

3. The right and wrong pathways to happiness

As we go through life we encounter many risk-factors that steal our joy and many protective factors that improve our happiness. We gain wisdom about what leads to happiness and if we have learned from life experiences we know what will allow us to experience greater well-being and what limits our contentment and satisfaction. Pay attention to how your choices influence your well-being.

4. Courage to accept your constraints

It can be tough to not have the talent, skills, or resources to accomplish what we desire, but being able to accept our weaknesses and current level of development is the exact next step to raising the bar. It takes courage to acknowledge what we lack but when we embrace our fallacies it provides us a freedom to take control of our decisions and move beyond our constraints.

5. Faith and Belief in a better future

No matter what we go through keeping hope that our future will be bright allows us to persist and persevere. When we keep faithful and optimistic it allows us to stay motivated and driven to finish what we started. When unexpected tragedy occurs we must acknowledge that stress and grief does not last forever.

6. Commitment to growth

Every experience is a learning opportunity. No matter how difficult or painful a situation may be, we are able to use the experience to expand and grow our awareness and understanding. This commitment is how we become a stronger, wiser, and more gracious person. Allow pain to mold and shape your character honorably.

7. Discovering the hidden side of self and new frontiers of Life

Some of the most profound self-knowledge comes from the most difficult moments. When we are confronted with the reality of who we are and how we are living it broadens the horizon for how life can be and what is most important. We learn what we are truly capable of, and the inner strength we possess during arduous times.

8. The power of altruism, empathy, compassion, and generosity

One of most powerful ways to develop a sense of meaning and cope with our struggles is to step outside of ourselves and be of service to others. When we can put ourselves in another person’s shoes it helps us transcend beyond our own problems and concerns. Tragic moments are often the exact experience that allows us to cultivate compassion and empathy for others.

9. Gaining wisdom to solve problems

When I consider the wisest people I know, they are the ones who have had the broadest and most profound life encounters. They also used these experiences to reflect on what life is really all about. We are all able to alter our perspective and grow more intelligent about how we live Life but asking ourselves wise questions. Is this doing any good? Should I do more of it? Should I try another strategy?

10. Appreciating what you have

Even when Life feels out of control and we can’t imagine ever reaching our goals there is much to be grateful for. There is always someone in a worse circumstance that is willing to live with joy and grace. Be willing to acknowledge what you do have and what you appreciate about yourself, relationships, and community. Pain is never easy to deal with. It may feel heavier than we can bare, but when we push through the pain by finding meaning and purpose we can continue living with clarity, direction, and passion. Remember that your human spirit can still shine even through the darkest chapters of your life.

“The greatest Faith
is born in the hour of despair.
When we can see no Hope
and no way out,
then Faith rises
and brings the Victory.”

Lee Roberson

                                       Anderson Private School
                                            School Calendar

                                                 2019-2020
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Second Semester  Jan. 7 – May 22
Until at least May 4                    No school by order of the Governor
May 18 (Monday)                      If School is in session: Preparation Day for Adventure Trip
May 19 – 22                              Adventure Trip
May 22                                      Last Day of Semester

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

 

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