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The Precious Memory of Melanie Scheuring / Yesterday Is Closing A Door /

“What we have once enjoyed
we can never lose;
ALL that we deeply Love
becomes a part of us.”
Helen Keller

Melanie Scheuring

 “To live in Hearts we leave behind is not to die.”                                Thomas Campbell

Dedicated
with all my
Love

to the Precious Memory
of Melanie Scheuring.

She
will Live Forever
in the Hearts
of everyone.

“When you are sorrowful
look again in your Heart,
and you shall see that in Truth
you are weeping for that
which has been your delight.”

Khalil Gibran

Her Love
is the most Divine, Sincere, and Majestic
ever Conceived for our Hearts. 
The Harmony
of Her Precious Being
is a Song of Love,
Unconditional,
Unrelenting,
and Eternal
Love.
.
We Thank God
for
Her Precious Life.

“If you find it’s me you’re missing,
If you’re hoping I’ll return,
To your thoughts I’ll soon be list’ning,
In the road I’ll stop and turn.
Then the wind will set me racing
As my journey nears its end,
and the path I’ll be retracing
When I’m Homeward bound
again.”
Marta Keen Thompson

Yesterday is leaving
  and closing a door.
And as the Sun
is slowly setting
on the Beautiful, Reflective Horizon,
it reminds us,
that nevermore
will we Live there
again.

We leave the Light
of days gone by
and let the shadows
fade away.
Tomorrow,
is another day.

My Dear Friends,
let the shadows
on the walls of your Heart,
fade away.
Step into the Beautiful Light
of a new Dawn,
a new Day
and
close the door.

When we say Goodbye
to where we have been,
and Pray,
and ask the Lord
to tell our fragile Human Heart

to beat again,
we step into the Light
of God’s Grace
and HOPE
is born
again.

                        Let the shadows fade away.

With God by our side,
we have never
lost the way.

Man’s true nature
being lost,
everything becomes his nature;
as, his true good being lost,
everything becomes his good.”
Blaise Pascal

LOVE
is the only Light
we Forever see,
the only Light
to show us the
way,
the way to Live,
the way to a reason
to cry,
the way to never
give up,
never deny,
the Beauty
of God’s Love for you,
for YOUR
precious Life.
.
Let us TRY
again
to Live another
day.
God’s Love
Truly Lives in your
Heart.
.
The Love of God
created you.
God is Love,
so
Love is your Creator.
This Sacred Knowledge
is the single most important discovery
you can make in
Life.
.

Love
is the reason
we were born.
The ONLY reason.

Dear CHILD of God,
He dwells
within.
This Light
is never dim,
never dies.
It is the
TRUTH.
It never lies.
.
Feel the Power
of God’s Love.
He gives us
HOPE.
God will hear us,
if we turn to Him.
.
We cannot always say
that everything is well
in our brief Lives.
There will always be storms
and tragedy.
.
But with Faith
in our Loving God,
with Trust in His Divine Help,
we CAN confidently say:

“It is well,
it is well with my Soul.
When Peace , like a river,
attendeth my way,
When sorrows like seal billows roll;
Whatever my lot,
Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well
it is well with my Soul.”
Horatio Spafford
.

Love will see farther
than we ever could.

Leave the darkness,

feel the Sun.

As this World drives you
to your knees,
close your eyes and slowly breathe.
Let the shadows fall away.
Step into the Light of God’s Grace.
Yesterday
is a closing door.
.

NO.
We don’t live there
anymore.
.
God’s Love 
will pull you through.
Yes,
leave the darkness,
and feel the Sun.
The new Day 
is far from over.
Your journey
has just begun.

The Holy Word of God
is where all the Answers are.
Feel the Loving Comfort
from Heaven Above.

“Your Word
is a Lamp for my feet,
a Light on my path.”
Psalm 119:105

.
My Friends,
words
fall far short
in times like these.

But the Word
of God
will wash over you.
With His Love,
your precious Heart
will beat again.
.
Goodnight.

2020-21 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

Sept. 1 – Dec. 18   2020

Sept. 1 (Tuesday)                              First Day of Semester
Final Calendar dates: To Be Arranged.

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.

    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.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2020
The Anderson Private School.

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The Poetry of Life / Blessings You May Be Overlooking / Dietary Changes for People with Depression

The greatest happiness of Life
is the conviction that we are
Loved;
Loved for ourselves,
or rather,
Loved in spite of ourselves.”

Victor Hugo

Do not wait
to be Happy
in a future
which may never be.
The ONLY time to become Happy
is always
in THIS precious moment.

When we forget our true
and original Nature,
we feel hopeless
and spiral down into
deep despair.
.
 My Dear Friends,
our original Nature,
the one that is real,
is pure and limitless.
It isn’t bound or attached
to our past,
to our mistakes
of which we ALL
are in sufferance,
or to circumstances,
so typically beyond
our control.

Unregenerate Mankind
is not renewed in the Heart and mind,
or most importantly,
reborn in Spirit.
Without a rebirth
of all the Love
hidden deep in your Heart,
your Heart fails to know God,
and so the Wisdom of God
remains hidden to those
that are perishing.

           Love reflects in the mind and the Heart.

Accepting
the Beautiful and Bountiful Love of God,
breathes contentment into Life.
Such Love
reflects in the mind and the Heart,
like the notes of gentle drops of water,
like rhythmic waves of the Ocean
rising and falling,
like Angelic Voices
 carrying you away
into a Place of Peace
and Joy.

The Beauty of God’s Love
can not be described with words,
because it is
Infinite.

Yes,
God’s
Love is
Forever.

My Friends,
the Holy Bible is really
a Love Letter
from God
to you and to me.
If you are feeling alone or unloved,
please read and meditate
on the Loving Verses
found in the Word of God.

You can come to understand
just how much God Loves
YOU.

                  The Love of God is the Light inside.

How magnificent
to be in the Beauty of Prayer
and search for the Peace
in one’s Soul.

Breathe deeply,
calm your mind.
Reach deep down inside your Heart
and reflect upon the last tender moment
of pure Joy that you felt.
Meditate upon where you were
and what you found
in that rare moment
and how it made you feel.
.
Now,
know that you can feel that way again.
Where you last found pure Joy,
there it will always be.

The Love of God
is the Light
inside
that heals the Heart
that  Loves.

Goodnight.

Reflect upon the last tender moment of pure Joy.

Are you Grateful for Your Life?
13 Blessings You May Be Overlooking
by Joseph Wilner
youhaveacalling.com
Click here to read more

I’m sure there has been much pain in your Life. You have probably had extreme ups and downs, and times of emotional, spiritual, and physical unrest. This is why gratitude can be one of the most difficult virtues to uphold.

We forget that gratitude is not only about our accomplishments, what we have, or the good fortune we experience, but that gratitude comes from simply being a person alive in the world. There are many Blessings in disguise that aren’t always apparent to us, and many of these Blessings are afforded to us simply for being alive! As long as we have Life, we can learn to be grateful for it, and uncover our unique Human Blessings despite the hardships. Below are some broad and general Blessings that you may have overlooked.

1. Wisdom

Through life we have so many opportunities to grow as a person and gain greater awareness and understanding of ourselves and world around us. This is a true blessing. Learning from our mistakes and growing from experiences is a part of the gift of life. Recognize how fortunate we are to be able to grow spiritually and reflect on our own existence in order to reach greater contentment.

2. Service

As Human beings we have been Blessed to be able to give and serve others. We can do kind things for other people, or altruistically help another person in need, and we can get this same behavior reciprocated to ourselves. Taking an approach to give back what we have been given and help others feel better is a wonderful gift. When we grow full of gratitude and joy we can begin to share it with others.

3. Protection

We are all afforded protection. Think of the many close calls and moments where you have safely made it through a precarious situation. Most of us have a sense of security and faith that we are going to be okay in difficult times. This is something to be very grateful for. Things may not be perfect but as long as we have a sense of safety it makes it possible to experience love, pleasure, and trust.

4. Rest

If you have a type-A personality like me you are always on the go, and viewing rest and relaxation as a blessing can be overlooked. However, we all need time to restore our body and mind, and having time to relax can be one of the most valuable gifts to receive in this busy world. It provides us a new beginning and fresh perspective. Don’t take for granted the opportunity to simply relax and be restful.  Recognize your downtime as a Blessing.

5. Healing/Health

If you’re going through a difficult medical situation right now, this may be hard to accept, but our bodies are made to heal. Every cut, scrape, and bruise heals in time. Focus on the magnificence of your bodies natural healing ability. Learn to cherish your health, preserve it, and when you get sick feel Blessed that you will get better.

6. Guidance

We all have moments where we receive guidance, whether directly or indirectly. We are given advice and receive advice every day if we are willing to stop and notice these moments. Feel Blessed when you ask someone a question and they happily give you advice. When you are able to help another person, recognize the Beauty in this encounter. There is an infinite amount of knowledge in the World that is at our finger tips. If you are uncertain about something, guidance is around the corner.

7. Purpose

Everyone has a purpose. It just needs to be discovered. When we uncover our purpose we have a whole new outlook on Life and can approach each day with vigor and resolve. This is a true Blessing that we can uncover a purpose beyond ourselves. This may be one of the major reasons we are alive. Consider what you do best, what you desire to offer the world, and how you can make a difference, and start following your purpose.

8. Free Will

It’s an amazing thing to have free will. We can make choices that better our Life and have a sense of control. In this sense, we have control over our destiny. We can also make choices that will cause us to learn from our mistakes and become a better person. We can choose to have fun and pursue our goals at the same time. We are free to choose how to live our Life despite what others may say. This is a Blessing is used appropriately.

9. Abundance

We are made to experience abundance and have our Hearts desires. The Universe does not lack in any outlet. There is enough in the World for everyone. This relates to creative ideas, wealth, and influence. The world’s abundance may not be distributed equally, but don’t let that fool you, there is enough for everyone, including you!

10. Eternity

If there is one thing that is easily overlooked in our day to day hustle and bustle is that we are Eternal Beings in an Eternal World. We are here to live our a purpose until our bodies expire. There are many beliefs about what happens after we die, but one thing that seems persistent is the Eternity of time, and we are a part of this. We are Eternal and everlasting.

11. Love and Sorrow

Our relationships, friends, and family are something to be thankful for everyday. Having someone who can give us support and allows us to experience love and affection is such a Blessing. Whenever you develop a Loving relationship realize how much of a Blessing this is. Cherish relationships in all the joy and sorrow they provide. As the saying goes, “It’s better to have Loved and lost, than to have never Loved at all.

12. Patience

When you are waiting in line, sitting in traffic, or anticipating a meeting, do you ever focus on these situations as a time to practice patience? It definitely requires a perspective shift to recognize what a blessing our ability to be patient is. Patience gives us a chance to be at Peace, experience the present moment, and remain contented in a World of immediate gratification. Next time you have an opportunity to be patient recognize it as a Blessing and use this capability.

13. Work

Work can seem like a pretty dirty word, but labor is a rewarding part of Life. I’m sure we have all complained about work at one point or another. Yet without work, where would we be? Work is the fiber of our lives, and when we find work that is fulfilling, it offers us a sense of purpose, meaning, and pride. Work is a blessing. Even if you aren’t fulfilled by your work, you can be grateful for doing good work, and for what you do well. We all have many things to be thankful for and that we can view with appreciation. Sometimes it takes a change in perceptive to find all the Blessings in disguise that surround us. Begin to incorporate some of the ideas above and consider other Blessings you may be overlooking. By doing so, it will help you develop acceptance, strength, and courage to make a better Life. Photo credit: andrea.rose

             Another Friend, another Blessing.

Dietary Changes for People with Depression
from medicalnewstoday.com

by Tom Seymour
click here to read more


Adding more fruit and vegetables
to the diet may help people with depression.

The brain needs the right mix of nutrients to function properly.

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) outlines some dietary changes people with depression can make that may help prevent relapses:

  • eating unsaturated fats by cooking with olive or grapeseed oil and adding nuts and seeds to meals
  • avoiding trans fats found in processed meat, ready meals, cookies, and cakes
  • eating more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables
  • eating protein with tryptophan, found in fish, poultry, eggs, and spinach
  • eating oily fish containing omega-3 oils or taking omega-3 supplements at least twice a week
  • drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water a day
  • avoiding caffeinated drinks, such as coffee and soda

2020-21 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

Sept. 1 – Dec. 18   2020

Sept. 1 (Tuesday)                              First Day of Semester
Final Calendar dates: To Be Arranged.

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.

    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.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2020
The Anderson Private School.


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The Flowers We Do Not See / Another Benefit of Aspirin

“Looking at people
Angels cry,
because they are not available
to what is available to us:
a sense of the moment.”
Carlos Santana

              The Flowers we do not see.

We climb many heights,
cross many bridges,
on our path
in Life.
And in so doing,
we pass by
so many beautiful Flowers,
and so many beautiful
 People.

Unknowing,
unthinking,
our eyes
and our very Human Hearts
fail to recognize
the Gifts
God provides,
the Blessed bouquets
of Flowers and People
He Gifts
to us,
that we simply do not
see.

But it is
a choice
we make.
Awareness
is truly something
we need to become
more aware of.

Much like
all the Love
in our Hearts.

We
are simply
not aware
of all the Love
that is here,
and there,
and
everywhere.

My Dear Friends,
the words we Lovingly speak
can slowly turn
another World
to spin round and round.
Yes,
when you think
of all the Love
hidden deep inside,
is it really ever too late
to let Love
be our guide?

As you open wide
your arms
in warm embrace
of another to Love,
someone deeply in need,
the Gates of God’s Love
are flung open wide,
and the Love in your Life
is Heaven
to another in need
of Hope,
of the beautiful Flowers
planted by the seeds
of your thoughts,
of your compassionate
deeds.

“Have you ever watched a Sunrise
and felt you could not breathe?
What if it’s Him?
What if it’s God Speaking?”
– Ronnie C. Freeman. Jr.

How is it possible that such Radiance
as dwells within
can be unnoticed?
.
Let us rejoice,
that the Miracle of Beauty,
of our Heart Divine,
Loving ever thus,
beats within.

As your Life and your Love
are transfigured into
the Hopes and Dreams
of someone lost
in the space
between their thoughts,
their anguished moments,
of displeasure and pain,
can become
as a hammer
against cloth.

When somehow,
sameness is not the same,
if you play
and it’s not a game,
if Dreams
are filled with regret and pain,
please remember
the Creative Power
of all the Beautiful Love
that dwells hidden inside,
Gifted to us
from Above.

Goodnight.

“The stars are soft as Flowers,
and as near;

The hills are webs of shadow,
slowly spun;

No separate leaf or single blade is here –
All blend to one.”
Dorothy Parker
.

The Aspirin – Cancer Link

Taking a low-dose aspirin daily is a common prescription for those at high risk for heart attack and stroke. Research within the last few years is pointing to another possible benefit of aspirin.

When taken regularly, it may also help reduce your risk for certain cancers, particularly colon and gastrointestinal cancers. The benefits, however, may still not outweigh the risks. Check with your Doctor.

World-renowned aspirin expert Professor Peter Rothwell of Oxford University and colleagues published three studies in The Lancet journal that suggested that if you are middle-aged, taking a low-dose aspirin every day could slash your risk for various cancers in as few as 2 to 3 years! According to Rothwell, taking an aspirin a day may also help to prevent an existing localized cancer from metastasizing (spreading to other parts of the body), a finding that holds promise for current cancer patients who may likewise receive some benefit from supplementing with aspirin.

A study published this year in JAMA Oncology showed that taking a low-dose aspirin every day may lower your risk for colon cancer by 19%, your risk for gastrointestinal cancer by 15% and your overall cancer risk by 3%. The benefits appeared after 6 years of supplementation.

Senior researcher Dr. Andrew Chan, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston explained: “That makes sense, because cancers don’t typically develop overnight. They take years to develop, so you would have to take aspirin for a long time to prevent cancer.

According to Chan, aspirin impacts particular biological pathways that can cause cancer. Aspirin also helps to lower inflammation and possibly limit the number of cancer-causing proteins in the body.

The study analyzed data from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, which followed 130,000 men and women over 30 years. While no link between aspirin and a lower risk for breast, prostate, or lung cancers was found, data did seem to suggest that when aspirin was taken 2 or more times a week it might prevent 17% of colon cancer diagnoses for those not screened with a colonoscopy, and 5-8% of colon cancer cases for those who are.

     Anderson Private School
      School Calendar

       2019-2020
.
Second Semester  Jan. 7 – May 22
 No school by order of the Governor
.
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.
.
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.
.
Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.
.
Copyright 1995-2020
Anderson Private School

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A Deep Well Filled With Hope and Desire and Dreams / Add 7 Years To Your Life

     Smiles across this Ocean give us direction.

Your tears
are raindrops
falling into your Soul.

Our Beautiful Song
of Life
says it all.

My Dear Friends,
follow the Pathway
to a place you know.
Yes,
every Journey
through the Sacred Reflections
of remembrance,
is long, long way to go.

But Smiles
across this Ocean
give us
direction,
to a Heart
coming Home.

When we meet,
in moments
filled with Loving memories,
the Light that is shed
free flows
from everything
said,
every moment that
Life
led us down the path
of Love.

We
have something
hidden deep inside
that no longer
needs to hide
.

If we could see Life again,
do what we did,
trusting that God’s Will be done,
would Life begin again?
And,
how would it end?

                   To a Heart that’s coming Home.

Our Love
for each other,
is the most Beautiful
of all our experiences,
because it is not mere
translation or abstraction
from Life,
it is Life.

Life
emanates from Love,
because

it is
Love.
.
 I wish I had the words
to tell you.
God’s Gift is Life,

and this Life
is His LOVE
for you.

You can tell everybody,
this Gift
is your Life,
too
.

Your Love
will always be
a flame to burn
through Eternity.

                  The Radiance of Love.

Spiritual Love
is unconditional Love,
Love without circumstance,
without hesitation,
without condition.
This form of Love
is Divine.
It may be found
when one perceives
God in everyone.

My Dear Friends,
when Spirituality grows,
so does our capacity
for Love.

Spiritual Love
reveals
the depth of a person.
Everyone
is like a deep well filled with
Hope and desire
and Dreams.

Our Love
for one another
leads us
down the Sacred Pathway
to the Divinity
of our own
Nature.

The Love
that dwells deep within
our Human Heart
is impossible to measure,
but,
it is something
we can truly Treasure.

Within you
dwells the Infinite Wisdom of the ages
and the Sacred Creative Force
of All that is,
or will be,
or ever was.

“Two things fill my mind
with ever-increasing wonder and awe,
the more often and the more intensely
the reflection dwells on them:
the Starry Heavens above me
and the Moral Law within me.”
Immanuel Kant

We
are Eternally
and Divinely connected
by the Love of God
to everyone.

Your Smiles
are the open windows
of Love.
They reveal
the Magic and the Beauty
in and around
your Sacred Heart.
.
In every moment
lives the most Beautiful, tender shadow
of the Sun’s Love.
.
And,
from each precious moment
we have on this Earth,
we can give
to someone in need
the Heaven of Love
hidden deep inside
us.

In the Air of Life,
with the sounds of Love
flying in and around your Heart,
your Heartfelt expressions of Compassion
can
open the Window
of Love.

As we
turn the prose of Biology
into the Poetry
of the Human Spirit,
we redeem the darkness of this World
by the Radiance
of Love.

In and around
your Human Spirit.
lives a Blessed
and Sacred Person.

God
robes you
in the Garments of Love,
as you breathe new Life
into Being,
with the Radiance
of your Tender,
Loving,
Compassionate
words of care
and concern.

Goodnight.

“The loneliest people
are the kindest,
the saddest people
smile the brightest
,
and the most damaged people
are the Wisest
of all,
because they don’t wish to see others
suffer like they do.”
Mark Woolley
 

Do These 3 Things,
and You’ll Add 7 Years to Your Life

It’s common sense.
click here to read more

Certain conventional wisdoms about aging end up being pure fantasy (i.e. genes aren’t the primary determinant of how you age). Certain verifiable, statistically backed up aging wisdoms can end up being wrong as time goes on (i.e. married couples live longer).

These three healthy behaviors, in particular, are pretty much common sense by now, but it’s easy to forget just much they pay off: If you don’t smoke, maintain a moderate weight, and moderate your alcohol consumption, you will add seven additional years to your life.

The research, published in Health Affairs, surveyed 14,000 Americans ages 50-89 about their lifestyle choices every two years.

The study found that participants who never smoked and who never fell into the “obese” segment of the body mass index scale lived, on average, four to five years longer than the general population. The other segments of the BMI scale are categorized as “overweight,” “normal” and “underweight.”

Additionally, the study found that participants who moderated their alcohol consumption (seven drinks per week for women, 14 for men), saw a life expectancy bump of seven years. (As of last year, the average life expectancy for men and women in the United States was 76.3, and 81.2, respectively.) If you need to curb your consumption, here are 17 ways to cut back on alcohol

Lead author of the study, Neil Mehta, explained that the research is not only about length of life, but quality of life, according to Health.com.

“While most of us want a long life, we probably would like those extra years of life to be healthy and productive. Behaviors matter, not only for how long you are going to live but also how healthy you are going to live those years.”

                                   Anderson Private School
                                            School Calendar

                                                 2019-2020
.
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                              If School is in session:  Adventure Trip
May 22                                      Last Day of Semester

 

Dedicated With Love To Dr. David J. Welsh / Prayer Changes The One Praying

Dedicated with all our Love
to Dr. David J. Welsh,
for all the Hope and Love and Beauty
he gives to this World.
How much we need this Gentle and Kind Soul.
In a World filled with doubt
 and turmoil and lack of Wisdom,
Dr. Welsh always remains one Beautiful Soul,
with a precious Heart that touches so very many,
too numerous to count.
.
Thank you
for being you.
.
And
THANK YOU
for being here for so many fragile Children
and their precious Parents.
You will forever Live
in our Hearts.

“Whoever saves one Life,
saves the World
entire.”
The Talmud

You enter the precious Lives
  of the needful, the confused, the conflicted,
and you give the Treasured Guidance
and Compassion and Love
we truly need.
.
God Bless You.

Only a few Wonderful Friends
of Human Kind
can bring such Wonder and Hope and Beauty
back into Life
again.

Our very fragile younger generations
do not understand
this needlessly stressful and dangerous World
that we have created,
in which so very many
struggle to survive.
And
many do not.
.
Over one million people
die by suicide Worldwide
each year.
.
They had a need to be more aware
of the hidden place inside of all of us,
the Sacred Human Heart,
that many could not see,
could not feel.
.
Through your Blessed Guidance,
Dr. Welsh,
Children find Hope,
and they learn to feel Love
in their young Lives,
as we did.

Many Children
are in need of Heartfelt advice
that they can relate to.
And your Beautiful words 
become their Songs of Salvation
that remain in so many Hearts
forever.

Through the Beautiful lessons of Life
you have shared with so many,
the most important thing in this Life
becomes learning how to give Love,
and to let Love come in
to our Hearts.
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Love
is the only thing capable
of transforming our thoughts
and our deeds
into the positive power
of Life.
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You,
Dr. Welsh,
are sharing the Divine Beauty
of Love.
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Love
is gleaming from your Soul
and from your powerful Spirit.

Dr. Welsh,
you are one of the most meaningful
and most Beautiful People
this World has ever been Blessed with.

In the opinion
of myself and Mrs. Anderson,
and very, very many others
your precious Life has deeply touched,
you have no equal.

You are,
and will always be,
very Special
to all of us.
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We thank God
for the Blessing
of your Life.


“Ask the Man
whose been around
to a hundred towns and byways,
or a thousand hills and highways
for he knows,
if the Eiffel Tower falls
or if the Bank of England closes,
your still left
with the Importance
of the Rose.”
Rod McKuen

Your Life,
Dr. Welsh,
is the Flower of Life,
the Rose,
that provides
the deep Spiritual meaning
of Hope and Salvation
for so many Children.

Thank you.

Prayer
changes the one
Praying.
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In Prayer,
you are in the Presence of God,
as you place before Him
yourself
in confession
and in need of
His Love. 
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There is nothing to hide
when we reach into
the deepest part of ourselves
and admit our needs
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In Prayer
our Hearts are quieted,
the illusions of Life are stripped away,
and we enjoy being
in the Presence of God

                                 Thank you.

“Draw near to God
and He will draw near
to you.”
– James 4:8

I know
of no greater use of Time,
and no better benefit 
than Prayer.

 “Be anxious for nothing,
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 comprehension,
shall guard your Hearts and your minds
in Christ Jesus,”
 – Phil. 4:6-7

Through Prayer
we are enabled to let go of fear
and embrace Love.
Let your mind
travel beyond your
imagination.

My Dear Friends,
if we don’t,
Life will pass us by.

“And the Soul
afraid of dying

never learns to Live.”
Amanda Mcbroom

“We must go with what we’ve got
what we’ve got,
and what were given
for a lesson in true living
watch the Rose.
For true love is like the rainbow
if your wise enough to wait
it comes again.

As you go along life’s way,
its a good thing to remember
its a long way to December,
so go slow.
Take it easy on the turns,
for the highway is sometimes rocky.
But the problems and pitfalls
help you learn.
It’s the Rose
that’s important.”
Rod McKuen
click here to play
this Beautiful song

                                    Anderson Private School
                                            School Calendar

                                                 2019-2020
.
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                              If School is in session:  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.

 

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
click here to read more
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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
.
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.

 

How to Live in the Mystery of Life and Love It / Coping With The Fear / No School Until May 4

Dedicated
with all my Love
to the precious memory of
Eugene R. Retz.

I have a Family Heritage
I am very Proud of.
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My Uncle,
Eugene R. Retz,
fought in the Battle of Bulge.
He was captured by German forces
and spent over a year
as a prisoner of war.
He truly suffered from the experience
his entire Life
from coming close to death
by starvation.

He was
as Kind and Loving
and Compassionate
a Man
as I have ever met.

His precious Life
epitomized
Courage
Dedication
and
Love.
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“I recall when Gene was released from prisoner of war.
I believe it was close to Christmas time
and I was a young boy of about 8 years old.
I had just received an electric American Flyer train for Christmas.
On several occasions, Gene would come over to my home
and he and I would play (to my Joy) with the electric train.
At that time, I knew him only
as gentle and seemingly frail.”
Frank (Pinky) Swihel, Jr.
July 24, 2008 | Surprise, AZ

“The great Beauty of Life
is its Mystery,

the inability to know
what course our Life will take,

and diligently work to transmute
into our final form,

based upon a Lifetime of constant discovery
and enterprising effort.
Accepting
the unknown and unknowable

eliminates regret.”
K. J. Oldster

My Dear Friends,
no matter how much we learn
about ourselves and our complexities
and that of other Beautiful Living Creations, 
scientists have not answered
the truly important question

What is Life?

There are times
when we feel as though 
we have lived many Lives,
been to the heights and depths
of Mountains and Valleys,
and never known rest,
never become aware
of the Gifts of so many years,
of the beating Hearts
of so many precious Lives.

My Friends,
we must Live by Faith
to possess all that is truly ours,
ALL
that God has gifted
to us.

“We live by Faith,
not by sight.”
2 Corinthians 5:7

God
controls the whole vastness
of the great Mysteries
of ALL things.

He Abides
with every beat of every Heart,
with every up-lifted cry
of our pleading voice,
with the crash of our fragile emotions,
and with the whirl of the wind
across the shifting sands
of Time.

“Why
do we resist the Mystery
that change brings?

When we get too rigid and inflexible,
rigor mortise of the Soul
sets in.”

Dennis Merritt Jones

      There is so much more to Life, than Living.

If
you find yourself exhausted
from the cares and worries
of this Life,
close your tired eyes,
sit motionless for a few moments

and breathe deeply.
Immerse yourself
in a conversation
with your Heavenly Father,
in Prayer.
Go outside of the artificial constructions
of Human Kind.
Go into the Beautiful Cathedral of God,
into His Natural World
of the Great and Vast
Garden of Living Treasures.

Become intensely aware
of all of the Beautiful Life around you,
the breathing leaves
of His Beautiful whispering Trees,
the singing and chattering of Joyful birds,
of the Vibrant Living Earth,
of the Moment
and the Mystery.

There is
so much more
to Life,
than Living.

Speak
to the Majesty
of this Moment
in the Language of the Heart.

Pray
and give Thanks
for the bountiful and Beautiful
Life
we cannot even define.

The power of awareness
  plows a deep furrow
into the Human Heart.

“To one who has Faith,
no explanation is necessary.
To one without Faith,
no explanation is possible.” 
Thomas Aquinas

As our tears purify the Heart
and give us understanding,
they unite
with Hearts joined
in ever searching
for Love.

                           Garden of Living Treasures

“Who can say when the roads meet
That Love might be in your Heart.
And who can say when the day sleeps
If the night keeps all your Heart.

Who can say if your love grows
As your heart chose
– Only time.
And who can say where the road goes
Where the day flows,
only time.
Who knows?
Only time.”

Enya
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Your smiles join you
to God’s Ecstasy.
And our tears unite us
with Hearts joined in misery.

Beyond this day
appears the Dawn of
Hope.

The Power
of God’s Everlasting Love
is sown deep
into the Human Heart.
It resides
in the valleys
of our fears.
For we are
His deeply Loved
Children.

“We,
by Nature,
don’t want to have to Trust a God
we cannot see or understand,
we are happiest when,
having Trusted Him,
we have found Him Trustworthy.
Doing so at the time
may have seemed imprudent,
but in retrospect
seems at once sage and courageous.”
Seth Barnes

The River of Life
will flow from this Day
into Tomorrow,
and turn our fears and our sorrow
into Joy and laughter.

Such is the Power

of Love.

This moment
is always given to us
to be a redefining moment,
when we may look more deeply
into the Mystery of Life
  and learn how to become
fully aware
of where we are
and what we are doing.
 
We stand before
an open door
in this and every moment
God grants to us.

Let us open every door
  and step into
a deeper awareness
of God’s Love
for us.

We truly are
Blessed.

We are Truly Loved
by God.
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Let us share
His Love.

Goodnight.

Coping with the Fear

of COVID-19

by Diana Raab, MFA, Ph.D., author, speaker, educator, and survivor. She’s written nine books of nonfiction and poetry, including the recent Writing for Bliss and Writing for Bliss:  A Companion Journal.
click here to read more

The news has petrified us about the possibilities. Here’s how to cope.

Posted Mar 09, 2020 in Psychology Today

Confronting fear leads to a sense of accomplishment and a sense of empowerment, and allows us to feel a little more control over situations. The point of this blog post is not to provide a rationale for fear, but rather to suggest ways in which we can balance our fear by maintaining a sense of well-being during these types of challenging times. Try these self-care tips in the wake of fear:

 
  • Maintain a calm state of self-awareness and limit the amount of time you watch or listen to the news. It’s important to know what’s going on in the world, but you also need to know when to turn off the TV or stop reading the news and maintain a sense of balance. Tell yourself that being fearful might be causing some chaos in your life.
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  • Connect with others. Try to interact with positive-thinking individuals and those who have a good influence on you. These individuals can be friends or even a therapist. Listen to your heart and determine who resonates with your worldview. Studies have shown that loneliness can lead to the stress response, so try not to isolate yourself. With the most recent orders for “Safety in Place,” and lockdown, connecting via email, phone and letter writing is very important to minimize the chance of loneliness.
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  • Reduce stress. When stressed, cortisol production is increased. Cortisol helps fight inflammation in the body, but when it’s constantly secreted, then it’s less effective in fighting inflammation and disease. To reduce stress in your life, try maintaining a regular meditation practice, practicing yoga, and incorporating proper breathing techniques into your daily routine.
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  • Use humor, which is an excellent way to temper fear. It also helps keep things light and not so intense.
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  • Build your immunity. Those with strong immune systems minimize their chances of getting sick, so get proper exercise, eat well, and take the necessary supplements. Also, research has shown that those who get at least seven hours of sleep a night have more resistance to viruses, and thus have fewer side effects.
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  • Eat healthy foods. Try to avoid processed foods and sweeteners. Some foods that can contribute to your overall health include citrus fruits, red bell peppers, broccoli, garlic, ginger, spinach, almonds, yogurt, green tea, papaya, kiwi, poultry, sunflower seeds, and shellfish. Also, remember to stay hydrated and minimize alcohol consumption.
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  • Practice gratitude. When you’re feeling fearful, try replacing that emotion with an appreciation for all the good in your life. Even when under lockdown, it’s important to be grateful for having a roof over your head and some food in your refrigerator.
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  • Maintain a journaling practice. Journaling is a safe place where you can vent about your fears and frustrations. Sometimes writing can help you work through what’s bothering you. It can help you get out of the rabbit hole of negativity about how “awful” everything is. Gratitude journaling is also a powerful practice.
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  • Take up a hobby (or more than one). Think about what brings you peace of mind and also gives you pleasure, whether it’s golf, tennis, crafts, games, art, music, writing, or watching movies. Also, reading a good book can open your mind to new ideas and thought processes – especially inspirational memoirs and novels. There are many things you can do in the solitude of your home.
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  • Consider hypnosis. This can help eliminate negative thought patterns and beliefs. (It’s more successful for some than for others.)
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  • Practice good hygiene. Use hand sanitizers of proper hand washing techniques when in contact with anyone or anything outside your home. Hand washing is critical for disease prevention and spread, especially before eating and during food preparation. It’s important to wash for at least 20 seconds. Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing, and if you do have to cough or sneeze, do so into the inside of your elbow. In general, viruses can live on surfaces for at least 24 hours, so viruses can be easily passed among family members. Make sure to frequently wipe down surfaces.

In summary,
accept the fact that this strain of coronavirus is part of our existence now and the numbers seem to be increasing by the minute. This virus is very contagious and it’s symptoms more serious than many in the past. While dealing with the difficulties of this time, It’s important to affirm the positive and remember what is good and powerful in our lives. Surrendering can bring about a sense of peace and calm; and in doing so, we’re empowering ourselves and not allowing fear to control us.

                                   Anderson Private School
                                            School Calendar

                                                 2019-2020
.
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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