Until Every Thread Is Torn / This Nutrient Could Eliminate 50% of ALL Deaths From CANCER / School Starts Sept. 1

    Pouring down like Golden Honey

Across the Evening Sky
the Light is slowly leaving,
pouring down like golden Honey,
with Beauty aglow
as we fall in Love
Believing,
but never truly knowing
if we are dreaming.

     ‘Til every thread Is torn.

Our Lives
we Live in such hues,
as if what is revealed
is real,
until every thread
is torn
from the Fabric of Life and Living,
in the Tapestry of
our minds
surreal.

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So much of what we know
as Life,
is not really Living
at all.
But in the brevity of our Being,
in so Believing,
Blessings abound.

Infinitely Loving Brushstrokes,
with Beauty far beyond
what we can behold,
flung against the Canvass
of the Evening Skies,
reminded us
that the Love of God
opens our Hearts,
as we open our eyes.

Poets and Writers of Song
have always known,
always felt deeply,
our Hearts need to be
Courageous and Free.
Though we may be made blind
by illusions so bold
they appear infinite and immeasurable,
by the Grace of God
we can see.

     Infinitely Loving Brushstrokes

Joni Mitchell
expresses in beautiful song:

“I’ve looked at Life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It’s Life’s illusions I recall.
I really don’t know Life
at all.”

Is it delusion to Believe
the images in our minds
are the real World?
Is it unlike
our experience of it?

The concept that reality is
only in the mind,
is found time after time after time,
In the study of Philosophy,
and in the Sciences
that remind.

Physicist
Sir Arthur Eddington notable said,
“Matter is mostly ghostly
empty space.”

To be more precise,
it is 99.9999999% empty space.

My friends,
we faint and flickering
shadows and shades
are almost non-existent.
Matter, of which we are made,
Is coming into and out of existence
Billions of times each second.

Your reality,
which includes you,
Is blinking constantly on and off at all times.
Quantum physics has left scientists
all over the world
Baffled.
Especially with the discovery
that our physical material reality,
Isn’t really physical
at all

Our Human brain is designed
by natural experience (in order to survive),
to sense the “on” frequency.
Just as quickly,
it blinks “off,”
and everything, including you,
disappears.
However, your brain registers and connects only
the “on” segments,
and thus you have the sense
or feeling of your reality being
solid.
What quantum mechanics reveals
Is that there is NO true “physicality”
in the Universe.
read more

     We faint and flickering shadows and shades . . .

Quantum theory predicts
that every particle spends some time
as a combination of other particles
in all possible ways.
These predictions (read more)
are now very well understood and tested.
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Yes my Friends,
we are truly ONE
with the Universe,
with each other,
with God.

“We don’t know what matter is
anymore than we know
what mind is.”
Christian de Quincy,
The Paradox of Consciousness

We have discovered in quantum physics
that even subatomic particles
are far, far from solid.
They are nothing like matter
as we think we know it.
These particles,
of which we are made,
can never be precisely measured.
And they are everywhere,
Everywhere,
In the same moment,
Until observed.

Religion incorporates transcendent, immanent
Omnipresence.
The Divine is everywhere.
The property of being present everywhere
defines a Universal and fundamental substance,
which is the source of all existence.
God is omnipresent in a way
that He is able to interact with His
Divine Creations,
with you,
Child of God.

Our physical material reality isn’t really physical at all.

“Behold,
Heaven and the Highest Heaven

cannot contain you,
how much less this house which I have built!
1 Kings 8:27

Plato believed
The real world
was a world of ideas
and
Eternal perfect forms.
.
Is it?

Particles are,
and we are,
Clouds of potential existence,
with no definite location.
Whatever matter is,
It has little,
If any,
Substance.

“We don’t know a millionth
of one percent
about anything.
Thomas Edison

Our idea of matter
as solid,
as substance,
is a quality appearing
ONLY in our consciousness.
It models what is real,
but is unlike
what is really,
or, perhaps,
NOT really,
there.

German philosopher Immanuel Kant
posited that time and space
are not inherent qualities of the physical World;
They are a reflection
of the way
our mind operates.

We are the creators of the World we experience.

And so,
We are NOT
passive experiencers of the World;
We are the Creators
of the world we experience.
We, my friends,
are Children of God,
and firmly at the center of things.
The Earth is not
at the center of the Universe,
WE are.

Human Thought Determines Reality.

“You don’t need to feel alienated
by being at the mercy of a blind material World;
YOU are the World.
Riccardo Manzotti

Early in the 1900’s it was proven
beyond a shadow of a doubt
with an experiment called
the double slit experiment.
Researchers found the determining factor
of the behavior of energy (particles)
at the quantum level,
is the awareness
of the observer. (read more)

Literature,
throughout the World,
of a Spiritual Nature,
proclaims that the whole world
Is within.

We are truly ONE with the Universe, with each other, with God.

The question of God’s existence
is the most important question
of Human philosophy.
One chooses either a self existent God
or a self existent Universe,
and the Universe is not behaving
as if it is self existent
.
According to the second law of thermodynamics,
the Universe is running down like a clock,
cooling off like a giant stove. (read more)

My Dear Friends,
Religion and science are merging,
they are becoming one.
Not as antithetically opposed
as we may believe.
Our discoveries suggests
a far, far more enlightening meaning
to this marriage.

Not just academic,
not just philosophical,
but personal, practical, meaningful.
And as we think upon these things,
as best we can,
we become Blessed to realize:

“Those who dwell in the Beauty
and the mystery of Life
are never lonely.”

The Earth is not at the center of the Universe, WE are.

In our Human affairs
we Live our precious Lives
as if the material World
Is the fundamental reality.
And in this consciousness
lay the root of our discontent,
our misery,
our unquenchable thirst.

My friends,
we are losing our Humanity,
not knowing
WE
are far, far more
than Human.

The Human Spirit
Is the very essence of Life
In a Human Being.
And knowledge of this can amplify
the Joy of Living,
and bring about Spiritual Freedom.

You are a Spiritual Being
having a Human experience.

Your infinite capacity
to create, to Love, to dream, to forgive
and to be aware that you are far, far more
than you can ever imagine,
ultimately defines what it means to be
Human.
You are the most beautiful and miraculous Creation
in the Universe.
And you are
Eternal.

What is missing,
disappearing from Life,
Is the most exciting, wonderful, exhilarating
discovery of all:
When we Love someone,
and finally come to know
that we are deeply Loved,
God enters our Hearts,
and what is dreamed
becomes forever
real.
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Goodnight.

We, my friends, are Children of God.

“I need your Love,
I need your Love,
God speed your Love
To me.”
– Unchained Melody

From our friends at the
Underground Health Reporter
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Did You Know…

… that there’s a nutrient that could eliminate 50% of all deaths from cancer and prevent other diseases that claim nearly 1 million lives every year?

That nutrient is … Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” which is now recognized by traditional and natural doctors alike as one of the most powerful, inexpensive ways to prevent disease.

Vitamin D is found in small amounts in some foods, such as milk, eggs, fish, and fortified orange juice – but the most important, natural source of vitamin D comes from exposure to sunlight.

Vitamin D influences over 2,000 of the 30,000 genes in the body, which explains why it has been found to inhibit the onset and spread of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, autism, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis, to name a few.

Next to smoking, not getting enough vitamin D is the No. 2 risk factor of cancer!  Every year, 30% – or two million people worldwide (200,000 in the U.S. alone) – could be spared of dying from cancer if they would just take the proper amounts of vitamin D.

According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, an Osteopathic physician and New York Times bestselling author, “Groundbreaking studies proved that 600,000 cases of cancer could be prevented every year just by increasing your levels of vitamin D. And without question, the best way to obtain your vitamin D is by UVB sunlight falling on unexposed skin in doses that do not cause sunburn. Beyond cancer, increasing levels of vitamin D could prevent diseases that claim nearly 1 million lives throughout the world each year.”

Dr. Michael Holick, one of the world’s most respected authorities on Vitamin D and author of The UV Advantage explains that “Vitamin D is made in the skin, gets into the bloodstream, and then goes into the liver and kidneys where it is activated into a hormone called 125-dihydroxy (calcitriol). It is this activated vitamin D that has biological, disease-prevention effects, such as preventing prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and colon cancer.”

The proper amount of vitamin D in the body helps to:

  1. stop mutated cells from forming and spreading;
  2. cause diseased cells to commit “cell suicide” – i.e., cause them to literally self-destruct;
  3. causes the differentiation of cells (Cancer cells are often undifferentiated, and this causes them to reproduce faster);
  4. reduce the probability that dormant tumors will regenerate into cancerous cells by inhibiting the growth of blood vessels in those areas.

Absorption is the key. Dr. William Grant, Ph.D., Director of the Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center, and an expert on the effects of the environment and diet on chronic disease, recommends that adults get 2,000 to 4,000 IU’s of vitamin D every day from the sun or from vitamin D supplements to prevent cancerous or dysfunctional cellular activity. However, most people get less than 300 IU’s a day.

While it’s true that excessive amounts of unprotected UVA rays can increase your risk of melanoma skin cancer, there is an overwhelming body of evidence that shows that moderate sun exposure combats cancer and other disease without risk.

It is virtually impossible to overdose on vitamin D. In fact, there’s never been a reported case of vitamin D toxicity – so go outside and enjoy your daily dose of sunshine! If you’re unable to get sufficient sun exposure, taking a high quality vitamin D supplement is recommended by many health practitioners. Natural vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), or human vitamin D, is the type most often prescribed for therapeutic reasons because it is far superior to vitamin D2, which is synthetic.

Danica Collins, Managing Editor
Underground Health Reporter

May God always abide in your Heart.

“We are called to be
architects of the future,

not its victims.”
R. Buckminster Fuller

Whenever two or more of you are gathered in His name –       there is Love.

IT’S WHAT IS IN YOUR HEART
THAT MATTERS
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The Reason We Love Life / Does The Soul Exist? Evidence Says ‘Yes’ / Garlic in Cancer Prevention / Sept. 1 School Begins .

‘Know from whence you came.
If you know
whence you came,
there are absolutely
no limitations
to where you can go.’

James Baldwin

                 We reflect the Joy in our Hearts.

The reason
we Love Life,
is simple
Life
is Love.

LOVE
is the most powerful energy
in existence.
And when we send
this amazing and indefinable
energy
to each other,
we reflect the Joy
in our Hearts.

“To watch us dance
is to hear our Hearts speak”.
Hopi, Native American Tribe, proverb

When
we let the Love of God
flow through our Heart
and out into the World,
we spread the Message
of God’s Love.

Life is a song,
and our Love
is the lyrics.

Love permeates everything.
It is all that Truly is,
and all that ever was,
and all that will ever be.

Love stays with you.
And it changes
the Shoreline of Life
Beautifully,
by the ebb
and flow
of seas,
filled with our tears of Joy
and many memories.

The sounds of Nature blend melodious song to mirror Salvation.

The Beautiful Message of Love
that you share,
is a shining Light.
Your Loving words
enable others to feel
the Love in their Hearts
through the day,
and enables them to see
through the long night.
 Happiness
need not hide,
waiting to be found.

Happiness cannot be found
through great effort and willpower,
but is already here,
right now,

in relaxation and letting go.
Lama Gendun Rinpoche
.
Send a Blessing of Love.
Shower others
with your smiles.
Share the Love
from God
Above.

“Peace begins
with a smile.”
Mother Teresa

Saying,
“I’ll see you later.”
is
engaging the meaning
of the moment –
in the Circle
of Life.

,
“When you Pray
enter into your closet
and when you have shut the door,
Pray to your Father which is in secret
and your Father which is in secret
shall reward you
openly.”
Matthew 6:6

My Friends,
PRAYER
is also an entrance
into the subconscious.
It is
perfect medicine
for our Souls.
.
We
cannot put into words
all the Beauty
that resonates in our
Spiritual Being.
But,
we can give Thanks
for the Journey
of discovery.

We faint and flickering shadows
ever dance
in the Beautiful Light
of Love.

You
are the only one
that can feel
into the depths
of your Sacred Inner Being,
and listen to your Heart
tell the Beautiful Story
of a
World where YOU
can be Happy
and Loved,
and Truly alive
in Peace and Harmony.

Yes.
Life is a song.
Let’s sing it
together.

The Beautiful Message of Love you share is a shining Light.

.Reality,
My Dear Friends,
is projected outward
from
the Heart and mind.
If
you Believe,
it exists.

Our inner psychological state
is projected outward
and gains
physical reality.
This is regardless of the nature
of your psychological state.
This applies to everyone.
And,
you can use this knowledge
for your own benefit.
You can change
your own conditions.

The Bible says,
“Without Faith
it is impossible to please Him [God],

for he who comes to God must Believe
that He is and that He is a rewarder
of those who diligently seek Him”
Hebrews 11:6

If we seek Him,
will we find Him?
Yes.
.
God says,
“You will seek Me and find Me,
when you search for Me
with all your Heart”

Jeremiah 29:13

Yes,
we need to change
the World.
But to change the World
around us,
we must change
OUR World
inside.

“Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our Father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect Harmony.
Let peace begin with
me.

Let this be the moment now.
With every step I take
Let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment
And live each moment
In peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with
ME.”

Jill Jackson-Miller,
wrote this Beautiful song
after discovering what she called
“Life-saving Joy of God’s Peace
and unconditional Love.”

In the inner Core
of our Souls,
we find Faith.

We cannot doubt
we exist,
because we exist
to doubt.

Do not doubt
that God Loves you.
He Loves you
enough to liberate your mind
to doubt.
He Loves you enough
to let your precious Heart
show you the way
to His Heart.

Be at Peace
My Friend.
God is more real
than we are.

And so is
His Love.

Love that dwells
within your Sacred Heart,
will never lay upon an Altar
of vain repose.
God sets Glorious the setting Sun,
as the sounds of Nature
blend melodious song
to mirror Salvation,
made manifest Majestic
in every Human Heart
that beholds the
Eternal Light
of the Everlasting
Love of God.

Goodnight.


“Oh Heart,
If one should say to you
That the Soul perishes like the body,
Answer that the Flower withers
But the seed remains.”
Kahlil Gibran

From:
psychologytoday.com

by Robert Lanza M.D.

Biocentrism

Does The Soul Exist?
Evidence Says
Yes

New scientific theory recognizes Life’s Spiritual Dimension.

The reality of the Soul is among the most important questions of life. Although religions go on and on about its existence, how do we know if Souls really exist? A string of new scientific experiments helps answer this ancient spiritual question.
 
Consider the famous two-slit experiment. When you watch a particle go through the holes, it behaves like a bullet, passing through one slit or the other. But if no one observes the particle, it exhibits the behavior of a wave and can pass through both slits at the same time. This and other experiments tell us that unobserved particles exist only as ‘waves of probability’ as the great Nobel laureate Max Born demonstrated in 1926.
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They’re statistical predictions – nothing but a likely outcome.
Until observed, they have no real existence;
only when the mind sets the scaffolding in place,
can they be thought of as having duration or a position in space. Experiments make it increasingly clear that even
mere knowledge in the experimenter’s mind
is sufficient to convert possibility to reality.
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Many scientists dismiss the implications of these experiments,
because until recently, this observer-dependent behavior was thought to be confined to the subatomic world. However, this is being challenged by researchers around the world. In fact, a team of physicists (Gerlich et al, Nature Communications 2:263, 2011) showed that quantum weirdness also occurs in the Human-scale world. They studied huge compounds composed of up to 430 atoms, and confirmed that this strange quantum behavior extends into the larger World we live in.
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.
Importantly,

this has a direct bearing on the question of whether Humans and other living creatures have Souls. As Immanuel Kant pointed out over 200 years ago, everything we experience – including all the colors, sensations and objects we perceive – are nothing but representations in our mind. Space and time are simply the mind’s tools for putting it all together. Now, to the amusement of idealists, scientists are beginning dimly to recognize that those rules make existence itself possible. Indeed, the experiments above suggest that objects only exist with real properties if they are observed. The results not only defy our classical intuition, but suggest that a part of the mind – the Soul – is immortal and exists outside of space and time.

(Immanuel Kant is the central figure in modern philosophy.
He synthesized early modern rationalism and empiricism,
set the terms for nineteenth and twentieth century philosophy,
and continues to exercise a significant influence today in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, and other fields.)

Immanuel Kant

The idea of the Soul is bound up with the idea of a future life and our belief in a continued existence after death. It’s said to be the ultimate animating principle by which we think and feel, but isn’t dependent on the body. Many infer its existence without scientific analysis or reflection. Indeed, the mysteries of birth and death, the play of consciousness during dreams (or after a few martinis), and even the commonest mental operations – such as imagination and memory – suggest the existence of a vital life force – an élan vital – that exists independent of the body.

Yet, the current scientific paradigm doesn’t recognize this spiritual dimension of life. We’re told we’re just the activity of carbon and some proteins; we live awhile and die. And the universe? It too has no meaning. It has all been worked out in the equations – no need for a soul. But biocentrism – a new ‘theory of everything’ – challenges this traditional, materialistic model of reality. In all directions, this outdated paradigm leads to insoluble enigmas, to ideas that are ultimately irrational. But knowledge is the prelude to wisdom, and soon our worldview will catch up with the facts.

Of course, most Spiritual people view the soul as emphatically more definitive than the scientific concept. It’s considered the incorporeal essence of a person, and is said to be immortal and transcendent of material existence. But when scientists speak of the soul (if at all), it’s usually in a materialistic context, or treated as a poetic synonym for the mind. Everything knowable about the “soul” can be learned by studying the functioning of the brain. In their view, neuroscience is the only branch of scientific study relevant to understanding the soul.

Traditionally, science has dismissed the soul as an object of human belief, or reduced it to a psychological concept that shapes our cognition of the observable natural world. The terms “life” and “death” are thus nothing more than the common concepts of “biological life” and “biological death.” The animating principle is simply the laws of chemistry and physics. You (and all the poets and philosophers that ever lived) are just dust orbiting the core of the Milky Way galaxy.

As I sit here in my office surrounded by piles of scientific books, I can’t find a single reference to the soul, or any notion of an immaterial, eternal essence that occupies our being. Indeed, a soul has never been seen under an electron microscope, nor spun in the laboratory in a test tube or ultra-centrifuge. According to these books, nothing appears to survive the human body after death.

While neuroscience has made tremendous progress illuminating the functioning of the brain, why we have a subjective experience remains mysterious. The problem of the soul lies exactly here, in understanding the nature of the self, the “I” in existence that feels and lives life. But this isn’t just a problem for biology and cognitive science, but for the whole of Western natural philosophy itself.

Our current worldview – the world of objectivity and naïve realism – is beginning to show fatal cracks. Of course, this will not surprise many of the philosophers and other readers who, contemplating the works of men such as Plato, Socrates and Kant, and of Buddha and other great spiritual teachers, kept wondering about the relationship between the universe and the mind of man.

Recently, biocentrism and other scientific theories have also started to challenge the old physico-chemical paradigm, and to ask some of the difficult questions about life: Is there a soul? Does anything endure the ravages of time?

Life and consciousness are central to this new view of being, reality and the cosmos. Although the current scientific paradigm is based on the belief that the world has an objective observer-independent existence, real experiments suggest just the opposite. We think life is just the activity of atoms and particles, which spin around for a while and then dissipate into nothingness. But if we add life to the equation, we can explain some of the major puzzles of modern science, including the uncertainty principle, entanglement, and the fine-tuning of the laws that shape the universe.

“The Hope of another Life”
wrote Will Durant,
“gives us courage to meet our own death,
and to bear with the death of our Loved ones;
we are twice armed if we fight with Faith.

And we are thrice armed
if we fight with science.

Garlic in Prostate Cancer Prevention

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Can garlic help prevent and fight prostate cancer, the most common non-skin cancer in America? Several studies suggest garlic and garlic supplements offer protection against cancer, including prostate cancer. These anti-cancer effects are thought to be largely attributable to organosulphur compounds which are produced during the decomposition of allicin. Allicin, in turn, is formed in raw garlic cloves when you crush or chop them.

Additionally, garlic – especially raw garlic – is rich in vitamin C, a nutrient that has been used to prevent and treat prostate cancer.

The rest of this article provides details of recent studies that have been carried out to investigate a possible link between eating garlic and a lowered risk of prostate cancer:

A population-based, case-control study conducted in Shanghai, China, found that men who ate more than 10 grams of Allium vegetables, particularly garlic and scallions, per day were 50% less likely to get prostate cancer than those who ate only a little bit of garlic. The reduced risk of prostate cancer associated with garlic consumption was independent of total caloric intake, body size, and consumption of other foods. This study appeared in the November 2002 edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

In another case-control study, a group of researchers from Oxford asked 328 men diagnosed with prostate cancer before the age of 75 and 328 controls to provide details of their dietary habits. The controls were matched for age. Garlic and garlic supplements, along with a few other foods such as beans and peas, were found to have a protective effect against prostate cancer. This study was published in the renowned British Journal of Cancer in 1997.

However, not all case-control studies support the theory that garlic helps reduce the risk of prostate cancer. A large 2006 study that analyzed dietary data from a number of Italian and Swiss case-control studies found a significant association between high garlic consumption and a reduced risk of several cancers, but not of prostate cancer. The scientists responsible for this study believe that in case of prostate cancer, hormonal factors may play a bigger role in the development of the disease than dietary factors. This study on garlic and cancer was published in the November 2006 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

GarlicThe Bottom Line

Some studies suggest that garlic can indeed help prevent and fight prostate cancer, while other studies imply that garlic does not have a significant protective effect against prostate cancer. However, there are numerous studies that show that a diet rich in garlic is good for your overall health and vitality, and that eating garlic regularly can reduce the risk of several types of cancer including stomach, mouth and throat, kidney, and colorectal cancers. This evidence supports the idea of including garlic in an anti-prostate-cancer diet (or almost any other diet aimed at improving health).

References

1. Hsing AW, Chokkalingam AP, Gao YT, et al (2002). Allium vegetables and risk of prostate cancer: A population-based study. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 94(21):1648-1651.
2. Key T.J., Silcocks, Davey, Appleby, and Bishop (1997). A case-control study of diet and prostate cancer. British Journal of Cancer, 76(5), 678-687
3. Galeone C, Pelucchi, Levi, Negri, Franceschi, Talamini, Giacosa, La Vecchia (2006). Onion and garlic use and human cancer. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 84(5), 1027-32.

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For Those Who Accept Truth / The Secret To Happiness And Longevity / Sept.1 School Starts

The Beautiful Gift to Humanity
that you are.

Love is the only power capable of spinning new Worlds into existence.

We start
with all the Love
we have been given,
and we arrive with the Love
we are.
.
And our Love
is capable of spinning
new Worlds into existence.

My Dear Friends,
Love

is ultimately for those,
who accept Truth,
the Truth of who you are,
the Truth you come from
the Love of
God.

Let us Thank the Lord
for the exquisite Gifts
of Life and Love.

And as we give Thanks
and Praise to our Creator,
our mind is comforted
and Life is elevated
into a deeper Realm
of inner Peace.

Love flows
like a raging river
from a purified Heart
within us.

When
we remember the best and Happiest
times in our Lives,
we come to know
we have been Truly Loved.
Joy,
My Friend,
emanates from Love.

To get your mind
in tune
with your Heart,
enjoy the quiet,
feel the solitude.
Listen to the Beauty of the Birds
in flight,
and feel the Loving caress
of your Mother,
Nature,
in the wind.

To feel at Peace,
re-balance the relationship
between your mind and your
Loving Heart,
through the Beautiful and calming
Music of Prayer,
and the acceptance of all the Blessings
of who you are.

             The magnificence of the departing Sky.

Give
the Blessing
of your precious Life
to those around
you.
Your Life
is a Gift.
You
are a Blessing
from God.
.
You can find
the rest and the Peace
you so long for
and deserve,
in the sweeping and Beautiful renewal
of the energy of Birds in flight,
in the Beautiful fields
of glittering gold and green so bold,
in the magnificence of the departing Sky,
in the meadows
and grasslands

that so often
you looked past

and beyond,
and thus
did deny.

                   Acceptance of who you are.

When we fail
to Love others,
it is a sign that our Heart
is not relishing enough
of the Wonder and the Blessings
of our
Beautiful Wold.

There is always
something Beautiful in the World
you can see.

“Lo, here the gentle Lark,
Weary of rest,

From his moist cabinet mounts up on high,

And wakes the morning,
From whose silver breast

The sun ariseth in his
Majesty.”

– William Shakespeare

The Music
of Prayer and Meditation
can calm
the relentless and restless
Spirit.
The highest wall
you have to climb
is the one you build in your mind.
Never let your mind
talk you out of your Dreams.
Dreams
are Heartfelt things.

There is always something Beautiful.

The mind
becomes the greatest obstacle
to Happiness.

Do the works of the one
you Believe yourself to be.
Live in the feeling
of Being the one you want to be,
and you shall be –
Happy.

When you Believe
in yourself,
and in our Loving God
who Lives deep within
your Sacred Heart,
you find the reality
of the Beautiful Gift to Humanity
that you are.
.
Goodnight.

Harvard Studied People For 75 Years And Found That Happiness And Longevity Comes From One Thing…

by Cheyenne Diaz

January 6, 2018

 This post was originally published on Ted.com

 What makes a good life? Many people around the world would say fame or money or “success.” But it turns out, a good life consists of much more than that.

The Secret To Happiness And Longevity

We all want to extend our happiness and longevity — so what keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life?

If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Dr. Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. Happiness doesn’t just come from “leaning in” at work or pushing harder for achievements. It doesn’t come from hearing our names spoken about in an envious way or from seeing our face plastered on billboards.

 As Dr. Waldinger says in the video, “We’re giving the impression that these are the things we have to go after if we want a good life.” But that’s actually not true.

 And he would know. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. It’s known as the Harvard Study. And it’s the longest study of adult life that has ever been done.

 They’ve studied people who grew up in tenements, others who went to the best schools, and some who developed schizophrenia. They’ve watched as some climbed to the top of the social ladder from the bottom while others who made that journey in reverse.

 And they’ve been able to study and develop what the real picture of life looks like. It turns out that feeling connected to the people around you is the most important secret.

3 Lessons for relationships that improve your life

 If you want to invest in your best life, here are 3 tips you should consider.

1. Social connections make us happier and healthier while loneliness kills

 When you’re more socially connected to your family, your friends, your partner, and your community, you tend to be much happier and healthier. But the reverse is also true: the less connected you are and the more lonely you feel, the more vulnerable you are to an early death. And the unfortunate paradox in this day and age is that a lot of people are more connected before through technology, but less connected to real people in their lives.

2. It’s not just the number of your relationships but the quality of relationships that counts.

Just because social connections make us happier doesn’t mean you should get more of them or keep them all. Unhealthy marriages, for example, were actually almost more toxic that divorcing or staying single. It’s the quality, not the quantity, that counts.

3. Good relationships protect both our bodies
and our brains.

 Secure, attached relationships — relationships where both partners feel they can count on each other in times of need — protect our mind and our body. That doesn’t mean that you have to find a relationship where there is never any bickering or conflicts. It means that your relationship can protect you as long as you feel you can truly turn to the person you’re in a partnership with when the going gets tough.

 Take a look at the full talk to hear more about the study, as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

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The Very Foundation Of Our Human Existence / 7 Powerful Mushrooms And Their Healing Benefits / Sept.1 School Starts

  No Person
comes into Being
without the need
for
Love
.
We Human Beings
are here
because of Love.
We are birthed
by Love,
the Love that is
God,
Love
that is within

you and me.

No thing,
however Beautiful or valuable,
can make us feel Truly Loved.
Only the Love
of
another Living Creation
can do that.

“No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
John Donne

poet John DonneOur deeper identity
lies in the fragile and subjective Nature
of the Human Heart.

Our need for Love
lies at the very foundation
of our Human existence.
Love

brings us happiness.
It
is the very essence

of our Nature.

Look to Love,
My Friends,
and you will dream.
and give your Heart
flight on wings.
Love
is the only thing
meant to be.

The Human Heart
is Home to us all.
 If Love in Life
is meant to be,
then the Heart
is the only thing
that will set you
free.

Cherish
what you feel
above all else 
Forests of people
that surround us
day by day,
can dissolve and decay
the fiber of our will,
 our will to
Be.
Our need for Love
is the very essence
of our existence.

We are
the Human of Beings,
filled with Hope for Happiness
and Beautiful Dreams.
Since the Time
of our Sacred Birth,
expressions of Love
have freely flowed
from our Mother,
Nature,
all around us.

  But,
a Child

however old,
cannot survive without the nourishment
of Love.

Your happiness
as a Child, 
depended directly upon
Love.
And,
Child of God,
it still does.

My Dear Friends,
the Love of
God
is always here.
HIS presence
is always within.
The LOVE we share
is the Love
of God.

It is one
and the same.

In this Lower World
Heaven resides
within your precious Heart.
Yes,
God Lives within.
And
His Love,
YOUR Love,
will never die.

There is
something Beautiful and unique
about you.
How fortunate we all are,
that we traveled through our Time
and this Space.
And our trace

in Time
no one can erase
or forget,
if
our Space
was filled with
Love.

Goodnight.

7 Powerful Mushrooms & Their Healing Benefits
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James Colquhounby James Colquhoun
Jun 03, 2020
 
7 Powerful Mushrooms & Their Healing Benefits

Do you have your mushrooms diced through a stirfry or brewed into a superfood latte? There’s a way for everyone to enjoy the incredible health benefits of these fungi. Soils and environments where mushrooms grow are a rich source of providing essential minerals in our diet and the different varieties are packed with widespread and potent healing abilities. Since discovering our friend Nick Polizzi’s new series, Proven, we’ve taken our knowledge of science-backed, plant-based medicine to the next level. Here is just some of what we’ve discovered so far…

1. Reishi – The All-Rounder

If you’re looking for something that embodies the meaning of superfood, reishi is the mushroom that does it all. It has recently been the subject of many studies relating to cancer development and chemotherapy, and immunity benefits. As an adaptogen, reishi can help to alleviate fatigue and regulate stress levels, and there is also some research into how reishi can lower blood sugar and cholesterol while improving liver function.

How To Enjoy: This mushroom is mostly found in powdered or capsule form and can be added to warm teas or smoothies.

2. Shiitake – The Source of Cancer-Fighting Compound Lentinan

Perhaps you’ve had your daily dose of shiitake in a miso soup or wrapped up in a bao bun, but these flavor-rich shrooms have a powerful polysaccharide component – activating our immune system. Lentinan, a compound found in shiitake mushrooms, has been shown to slow down the growth of leukemia cells and stop them from spreading. In some countries, like China and Japan, injectable lentinan is even being prescribed to support the immune system in treatment programs.

How To Enjoy: You can buy shiitake mushrooms fresh or dried from your local produce store, farmer’s market, or Asian supermarket.

3. Oyster – The HIV Fighter

If you’re a first-time, at-home-mushroom farmer, this should be the first variety you reach for. Alongside being alarmingly easy to grow, oyster mushrooms, in all their geometric beauty, have been praised in the scientific community for their role in HIV research. Antiretroviral treatment (ART) in HIV patients has been known to raise both triglyceride and cholesterol levels. The antihyperlipidemic (prevention or counteraction of lipids accumulating in the blood) effects of oyster mushrooms have helped to return the body to homeostasis in both significant animal trials, and small-scale, preliminary human trials.

How To Enjoy: These mushrooms are best enjoyed fresh, and you’ll be able to find them wherever you get your produce.

4. Porcini – The Anti-Inflammatory

Risotto fans rejoice, the beloved porcini is one of the most nutritious mushies you can have on your plate. Alongside being low-calorie but nutritionally-rich and promoting good digestive health, these fungi are powerful when it comes to reducing inflammation – the precursor for disease. Scientists are exploring conditions that the anti-inflammatory compounds may aid, but one 2016 study using mice showed a significant decrease in inflammation markers, especially in asthma response.

How To Enjoy: Porcini mushrooms are most often found dried, but this process helps the fungus retain its benefits.

5. White Button – The Prostate & Breast Cancer Fighters

One of the most commonly found mushrooms (in your local supermarket) conveniently may help to address some of the most commonly found cancers. White button mushrooms may seem humble at first glance but have had powerful impacts – especially in reducing PSA levels in patients with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer. There have also been trials to suggest that the extract may prevent the recurrence of post-menopausal breast cancer.

How To Enjoy: White buttons are available in your local produce section, from farmers, or wherever you get your produce.

6. Chanterelle – The Metabolism Booster

Just as beautiful as the oyster, chanterelle mushrooms are loved in cooking for how the flavor is retained when sautéed in organic grass-fed butter. As luck would have it, they are also one of the most concentrated sources of B vitamins that nature can provide – including the hard-to-find B12. This water-soluble vitamin group is crucial for converting food into energy and keeping the nervous system thriving, and the high fiber content promotes good digestion.

How To Enjoy: Chanterelle’s can be bought fresh or dried – the latter rehydrates into a lovely tender shroom in broths and soups.

7. Black Truffle – The Feel-Good Response

Truffles have long been a sign of luxury and a refined palette, but there’s a reason we love these hard-to-come-by fungi. Truffles actually contain a ‘bliss molecule’ that is very similar in structure and function to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana. One study has found that anandamide, a compound found in black truffles, triggers a chemical reaction that enhances mood, changes appetite, and reduces feelings of depression and pain of the human brain. But don’t worry, truffles won’t go getting you high!

How To Enjoy: They can be found fresh, dried, or even in an oil form. Either way, they’ll retain the feel-good factor.

Do you want to discover more about the healing benefits of plants? Check out our friend Nick Polizzi’s new 9-part documentary series, Proven: Healing Breakthroughs Backed By Science…

 

 

Between The Known And What We Believe / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN / The Sacred Soldiers of our Society: Our Officers of the Peace in the Valley

Think
with your
Heart.

There is a thin veil
between the known,

and what we Believe.

And,
as we struggle

day by day
to survive
and thrive,

we can Pray
and form a bond
with the unknown.
.

And a Song begins to form,
a
 Song
birthed
by the Human Heart

and heard
all the World around.

It blends
with voices in numbers
untold,
as we join in endless Praise
to give Thanks to God
for our precious Gift
of Life,

and all the Love
that abounds.

Never
shall we be
all alone,
when our Hearts
join as one,
in Praise
of the Miracle of Life
and Love through the ages,
  as we grow,
and come to know
more and more
Blessings
abound.

In Time,
we will come to know,
the Miracles of Life
are sent with Love
to all of us
from God Above.
.

We are part of
the Music
of a Magical Moment.

And as we join
in the Song of Life
and listen to the Beautiful Music of
Nature
heard all around,
 it brings us to tears
to know that Life
can be so very Beautiful,
even though
circumstances
can make us forget,
and create regret
we should never
know.

Through all Eternity
all
we need ever
know,
is God’s
Love.

“In Oceans deep
My Faith will stand
And I will call upon
Your Name,

And keep my eyes above the waves.
When oceans rise,
my Soul will rest in
Your Embrace
.
For I am Yours and
You are mine
.”

Joel Houston, Matt Crocker, Salomon Lighthelm

To keep our Faith
in the Divine,
be generous
and be kind,
and keep your Heart
and your eyes
upon the Beauty of the Earth,

and on the Skies,
and upon your Sacred Birth.
For all the Love
which from our Birth

over and around us lies,
we need but give Thee
Thanks and Praise.

Every Blessing
is a Gift.
And every Birth,
a Blessing.

 Today,
let us be so grateful
for the Gift of Life,
grateful for the Beautiful People
all around us,
for the air we breathe,
for the connection we have
with the Divine Love
of God.

As the Beautiful Sky
is opening upon the Dawn
of each new Day,
and the energy of the Universe
pours Life
into every cell
of your precious Being,
stand within the moment,
to give Thanks
and Pray.

May God Bless
YOU
and your precious Family,
and your friends.
Ask the Divine
to cleanse the Sacred Soul
and keep us 
on the Path to Fulfillment
of His Wishes and Dreams
for you.

May the abundance of God’s Love
fill your Sacred Heart,
and bring Joy
to you all.

Goodnight.

“Many night’s we’ve Prayed
With no proof anyone could hear
In our Hearts a hopeful song
We barely understood,
Now we are not afraid
Although we know there’s much to fear.
We were moving mountains
long before we knew we could.
There can be Miracles
When you Believe.
Though Hope is frail,
It’s hard to kill.
Who knows what Miracles
You can achieve
When you Believe.
Somehow you will
You will when you Believe.”
Stephen Schwartz

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN

May God Bless and Keep
all of our Friends in law enforcement,
as they prove to be
such a Blessing to all of us.

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Bouquets of Flowers never formed into words,
never spoken, can block the Sun.

“Someone’s lost the plan
for the Brotherhood of Man,
and no one is trying to find it
anymore.
And the winds become a sigh
for those who hate and those who die.
And the waves are black
and slow along the shore.”
– Roger Whittaker

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Evil must be mirrored in the face of Courage, or it will overwhelm the innocent.

Our ignorance leaves exposed
parts of the Heart
we keep covered
from our own
deeper selves.

We want so desperately
to stand on the
Purity of Truth.
But we often cower in silence
facing the mirror
of our own fear.

As we tumble
out of our dreams
and back
into what we assume
is reality,
we fall from the Grace
of our Beautiful Imaginings,
and into the moment
of never really knowing
what is real,
what is
True.

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Wonderful neighbors and friends.

So very many
of our precious children
knew not
the difference between
now and never,
this moment
and forever.

They came
to a moment in Time
paralyzed in thought,
no longer able to
make sense
of the waking
World –
drifting,
as it were,
in and out
of what
they dreamed of
and hoped for,
and the World
became
a living nightmare.

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You are the Guardians of the Gardens of Life.

We watched
as many drowned
in the deep end
of an ocean of drugs and violence,
between innocence and confusion,
between waves
of goodbye
lapping upon our shores.

Indifference and ignorance
stagnated into
Daylight Nights
that seemingly would never end,
and into days
of sufferance with no new
beginning.

“Peace has its victories,
but it takes
Brave men and women

to win them.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear
perpetuated itself
in our ignorance,
as we listened not
to the soft, still voices
that cried from within
the fragile Human Hearts
of our precious children.

And we allowed evil
to steal from us
everything that God and Man
held Dearest.

But Hope
rises with the dawn
of a new horizon,
a new awareness,
as we find new meaning
in old lyrics
of Life.

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    The mirror of our own fear.

My Dear Friends,
we are never really
far from the Light.
On the other side
of our spinning Globe,
it is always
on its way.

And as it spins
round and round and round,
we come face to face with fear,
in a seemingly
never ending dance
with destiny.
And we wait for the Light
of God’s Love,
unaware,
it is always
on its way,
or perhaps,
already
here.

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       The Light of God’s Love.

Evil
must be mirrored
in the face of courage,
or it will overwhelm
the innocent.

And our Children,
My Dear Friends,
are not for the taking.

If alone,
we have not
the courage and the strength,
the insight
and the wisdom,
to do battle
with the forces of darkness,
that for financial or other gain,
would destroy everyone
we truly Love,
then we must fervently Pray
for those
Towers of Strength
surpassing all others,
to come our way.

And God,
in His Wisdom,
provides.

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           Towers of Strength.

Yes.
God answers our
Prayers.

But then,
My Friend,
we MUST listen
to His Answer,
or ALL we will ever hear
is the cold and very lonely
sound of
Silence.

God
fervently
answers our Prayers.
He is with us.
And he Abides
within the Hearts and Minds
of so very many
wonderful neighbors and friends,
who have dedicated themselves
to protect
and save and serve,
and often
lay down their Precious Lives,
so we may live,
so that our children
may survive
and thrive,
and do so
without FEAR.

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    Who chose to rise above.

These Sacred Soldiers
of our Society,
are reflections
of our Deeply Held Morality.
The are
the very Best
of the Best.
They are Gifts
that God and Mankind
have bestowed
upon us.

They are
the very Human
and very Courageous
Crusaders of our fragile Culture,
who willingly give their Lives,
so we may Live,
in Peace and prosperity,
in Freedom,
and with Honor,
with Dignity,
and with a Love
for Life.

They are the
Peace Officers
of our Nation,
who chose to rise above
the ordinary demands
of Life and Living.

Courage,
My Friend,
is a form of pure
Love.
The very word
comes from the Heart.
Coeur
is the French word
for Heart.

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Reflections of our Deeply Held Morality.

In the finest traditions
of Service to Mankind,
we find the Purity of Truth
dictates
that the Courage
to Protect and Serve
and become a Salvation
for so very many,
is truly birthed in the
Heart.

Yes,
there is a deep River
that flows through
our fragile Lives.
Its reach
is very long.
It is truly deep.
And it is
Blue.
So very Blue.

A River of Love
is flowing,
ever flowing toward
what abides Infinitely Deep –
and it flows
from the Vast Ocean
of God’s Love.

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     Courage to the Core.

Our Brothers and Sisters
in Blue
are Human too,
with Courage
to the Core,
so you
can be you.

Please join me
in extending our sincere appreciation
to one and all,
who are so
Lovingly and Courageously
dedicated to preserving
our way of Life,
our Love of Living
and our precious Children.

We THANK YOU.
And we truly
LOVE YOU
too.

And
we thank God
for the precious Gifts
of your Lives.

You
are the Guardians
of the Gardens of Life.
And we are
truly Grateful.

Our Prayers
are with you
and
your precious Families.

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       Our Prayers are with you.

May you always find
Peace
in your Hearts
and Peace of Mind,
the Peace in our Hearts
and our Minds,
that you so courageously give
to us.

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“In Valor there is Hope.”   – Tacitus

You reach out to us
each and every day,
and selflessly give
so that we
may Live.
Flowers grow
for the comfort
of Mankind.
Grasping wild,
they tell evermore
of Love
that Blossoms like those
now in hand.

But bouquets of Flowers
never formed into words,
never spoken,
can block the Sun.
A constant shadow
can lie evermore across
what we did not say
today.

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God Loves us through the lives of those who live to protect us.

So let us begin
to express our Love,
the very deep and abiding Gratitude
that lives within,
to those who have
given so much,
to so many.

Children
can teach us
many things.
They can show us
that Love
is a simple thing.
It begins
with but a smile,
and it never really
ends.

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           Children can teach us.

May God Bless
and Keep
each one of you,
our
Officers
of the Peace
in the Valley.

May God
take into His Heart
the precious Spirit
of all those
who laid down their precious Lives
upon the Sacred Altar
of our Freedom.

Yes,
our Father in Heaven Above
is never really far away.
He guards us,
illuminates our path
and Loves us,
through the precious Lives of those
who Live to protect us
every day.

“Greater Love
hath no man
than this,
that a man lay down his Life
for his Friends.”
John 15:13

Goodnight.

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Patrick Zamarripa – deeply Loved Father, Son, Soldier, Savior and Brother to us ALL.

Dallas Police Officer Patrick Zamarripa,
pictured with his precious daughter,
was killed by a cowardly sniper
along with four other police officers
several years ago.
This Loving Father of two was a veteran
who served three tours in Iraq
before coming home
to be a Dallas Police Officer.
His Father, Rick Zamarripa,
has asked for our Prayers
to help the family
through this.

Let us Pray.

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“It is not how these officers died that made them Heroes, it is how they lived.”      – Vivian Eney Cross

Since the first recorded police death in 1791,
there have been over 20,000 law enforcement officers
killed in the line of duty.
Currently, there are more than 20,789 names
engraved on the walls of the
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
memorialEvery day Texas State Troopers,
Agents and Texas Rangers
and local Police Officers
risk their lives
to protect and serve us,
and they are honored to do so.
Some DPS officers pay the ultimate Sacrifice,
and we are Forever
Grateful to them and their families
for their courageous service to we,
the people of Texas.

The following is a partial list
of our fallen Texas State officers
and the date of death,
since 1823, when the agency first
began as the Texas Rangers,
and since 1935 as the
Texas Department of Public Safety,
when the Rangers and Highway Patrol
were combined into one agency.

Ranger David Clark: Jan. 7, 1837
Ranger Jesse Blair: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger James Christian: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger Alexander Bostwick: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger Joseph Cooper: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger James Joslen: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger Alfred H. Miles: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger Westley Nicholson: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger William Nicholson: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger William Sanders: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger Lewis P. Scheuster: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger Julius Bullock: Oct. 12, 1838
Ranger John W. Carpenter: Oct. 12, 1838
Ranger Thomas M. Scott: Oct. 12, 1838
Ranger John Wilson: Oct. 12, 1838
Ranger James Hall: Dec. 17, 1838
Ranger Edward Blakey: Feb. 25, 1839
Ranger Jacob Burleson: Feb. 25, 1839
Ranger John B. Walters: Feb. 25, 1839
Ranger James Gilliland: Feb. 28, 1839
Ranger John Bird: May 26, 1839
Ranger Thomas Gay: May 26, 1839
Ranger Hiram M.C. Hall: May 26, 1839
Ranger Jesse E. Nash: May 26, 1839
Ranger William Weaver: June 26, 1839
Ranger Marimo Mindiola: Late 1839
Ranger John Stein: July 21, 1841
Ranger A.T. Smith: Aug. 5, 1841
Ranger G.W. Hurd: Aug. 22, 1841
Ranger Peter Fohr: June 1844
Ranger Richard S. Gilbert: Dec. 18, 1847
Ranger Thomas Couzens: Jan. 11, 1848
Ranger James L. Reed: 1848
Ranger John Weatherford: Aug. 12, 1848
Ranger Isaac Heck: Aug. 29, 1848
Ranger Nathaniel H. Mangum: Sept. 5, 1848
Ranger Wesley Dier: Nov. 12, 1848
Ranger Littleton Ratton: Dec. 18, 1848
Ranger Charles G. Bryant: Jan. 12, 1850
Ranger William Gillespie: May 29, 1850
Ranger D.C. Sullivan: Aug. 20, 1850
Ranger John Wilbarger: Aug. 20, 1850
Ranger Samuel Baker Barton: Jan. 27, 1851
Ranger William Lackey: Feb. 3, 1851
Ranger Thomas Drennan: July 16, 1851
Ranger Henry J. Willis: Sept. 15, 1851
Ranger William H. Clopton: Oct. 3, 1855
Ranger H.K. Holland: Oct. 3, 1855
Ranger Willis H. Jones: Oct. 3, 1855
Ranger Augustus Smith: Oct. 3, 1855
Ranger William Barbee (Earbee): May 5, 1858
Ranger Robert Nickels: May 12, 1858
Ranger Waco (Huaco): May 12, 1858
Ranger Jonathon Thompson: Feb. 27, 1859
Ranger Estes (Estis) Smith: July 15, 1859
Ranger John M. Davenport: Oct. 29, 1859
Ranger Samuel A. Jackson: Nov. 13, 1859
Ranger John Fox: Nov. 16, 1859
Ranger Thomas Grier: Nov. 16, 1859
Ranger William McKay: Nov. 16, 1859
Ranger Nicholas Mallett: Nov. 16, 1859
Ranger David Herman: Dec. 14, 1859
Ranger Fountain B. Woodruff: Feb. 4, 1860
Ranger Theophilo Martinez: Sept. 11, 1860
Ranger John D. McLeod: Oct. 29, 1860
Ranger James Ireland: Dec. 25, 1860
Ranger Jerome C. Lynn: July 29, 1861
Ranger Robert Carter: Oct. 19, 1861
Ranger James McKee: July 18, 1863
Ranger N.F. Dunn: Nov. 20, 1865
Ranger Alvin Clark: June 29, 1866
Ranger Lorenzo Bietiger: Dec. 6, 1870
Ranger Walter Richarz: Dec. 6, 1870
Ranger Joseph Riff: Dec. 6, 1870
Ranger A.M. Swift: December 27, 1870
Ranger John Green: July 10, 1873
Ranger Thomas Gatlin: Jan. 2, 1874
Ranger Henry Jones: March 22, 1874
Ranger D.W.H. Bailey: July 12, 1874
Ranger W.A. Glass: July 12, 1874
Ranger Joseph F. Osgood: July 1874
Ranger William H. Clift: Sept. 18, 1874
Ranger L.B. Smith:  June 12, 1875
Ranger Conrad E. Mortimer: Dec. 13, 1877
Ranger John E. McBride: Dec. 17, 1877
Ranger Tim McCarty: Jan. 2, 1878
Ranger H.H. Ruzin: Aug. 10, 1878
Ranger H. Crist: Oct. 13, 1878
Ranger W.B. Anglin: June 29, 1879
Ranger George R. Bingham: July 3, 1880
Ranger Benjamin G. Warren: Feb. 10, 1885
Ranger Frank Sieker: May 17, 1885
Ranger J.P. Wood: June 13, 1885
Ranger William M. Bohanon: July 2, 1885
Ranger J.H. Moore: March 31, 1886
Ranger Charles Fusselman: April 17, 1890
Ranger John F. Gravis: Aug. 3, 1890
Ranger Robert E. Doaty: March 22, 1892
Ranger Frank L. Schmid: June 17, 1893
Ranger Frank Jones: June 30, 1893
Ranger J.W. Woods: July 1893
Ranger Joe McKidrict: April 5, 1894
Ranger W.L. Hooker: Aug. 28, 1894
Ranger Thomas P. Nigh: Aug. 16, 1896
Ranger Ernest St. Leon: Aug. 31, 1898
Ranger T.L. Fuller: Oct. 15, 1900
Ranger Emmitt Robuck: Sept. 9, 1902
Ranger Thomas Goff: Sept. 13, 1905
Ranger Homer White: Feb. 4, 1908
Ranger N.P. Thomas: Jan. 6, 1909
Ranger Quirl Bailey Carnes: July 31, 1910
Ranger Grover Scott Russell: June 23, 1913
Ranger Robert Lee Burdett: June 7, 1915
Ranger Eugene B. Hulen: May 24, 1916
Ranger Henry L. Ransom: April 1, 1918
Ranger William P. Stillwell: April 3, 1918
Ranger Thomas Carlyle Hyde: May 1, 1918
Ranger John Dudley White, Sr.: July 12, 1918
Ranger Joe R. Shaw: Aug. 21, 1918
Ranger Lenard T. Sadler: Sept. 15, 1918
Ranger Delbert Timberlake: Oct. 11, 1918
Ranger Benjamin L. Pennington: Oct. 12, 1918
Ranger Robert E. Hunt: Oct. 15, 1918
Ranger T.E. Paul Perkins: Nov. 7, 1918
Ranger John A. Moran: Dec. 12, 1918
Ranger Will M. Alsobrook: Dec. 9, 1919
Ranger Joe Ben Buchanan: Dec. 25, 1921
Ranger Stephen F. Sherman: Nov. 7, 1922
Ranger Dan L. McDuffie: July 7, 1931
Trooper Arthur W. Fischer: Jan. 18, 1932
Trooper Aubrey Lee Moore: April 16, 1932
Ranger Emmett White: Aug. 8, 1933
Trooper H.D. Murphy: April 1, 1934
Trooper Edward B. Wheeler: April 1, 1934
Trooper Joseph N. Avary: May 17, 1935
Trooper Guy A. Freese: July 11, 1935
Trooper Mart D. Tarrant: Nov. 4, 1935
Trooper David A. McGonagill: Sept. 4, 1940
Trooper Roger Q. Harriss: April 5, 1942
Trooper Floyd E. Lawson: April 7, 1948
Trooper Louis W. Dickson: April 17, 1949
Trooper Bill J. Mahoney: April 18, 1949
Trooper Winfred O. Hanna: Jan. 25, 1954
Trooper Felix A. Murphey: March 4, 1954
Trooper Robert J. Crosby: Nov. 27, 1954
Trooper Milton D. Brooks: Jan. 2, 1955
Trooper Audie A. Isbell: April 7, 1955
Ranger Clarence Nordyke: July 18, 1955
Trooper Lynn R. Smith: Jan. 25, 1957
Trooper Benjamin K. Smith: June 23, 1958
Trooper Herman P. Marshall: May 17, 1960
Ranger H.A. White: Dec. 8, 1961
Trooper Richard D. Berens: March 8, 1963
Trooper Kenneth W. Harrison: June 8, 1963
Trooper Bobby Lee Maynard: Nov. 30, 1964
Trooper Harry Lee Mills Jr.: April 3, 1965
Trooper Charles A. Pryor: April 27, 1965
Trooper Robert F. Stinnett: July 2, 1965
Trooper Darvin K. Hogg: April 25, 1966
Trooper Billy Ray Wynn: Dec. 24, 1967
Trooper Fred C. Burns: Jan. 2, 1968
Trooper Tom P. Holland: April 23, 1969
Trooper Norman E. Zator: Oct. 6, 1969
Trooper Floyd W. Etheridge: Oct. 28, 1969
Trooper Travis Raburn Locker, Nov. 9, 1969
Trooper Douglas H. Thompson: Dec. 7, 1969
Trooper Gara Oliver Cooper: Oct. 2, 1970
Trooper Billy Dan Howry: March 18, 1972
Trooper Gayle Lamar Holmes: May 19, 1972
Trooper Larry E. Hobson: Dec. 1, 1973
Trooper Kobler C. Winn: Dec. 1, 1973
Trooper Ernest C. Dobbs: Feb. 15, 1974
Trooper John D. Oldham: July 7, 1974
Trooper Harold D. Hambrick: July 7, 1974
Trooper Hollie L. Tull: Sept. 14, 1974
Agent Patrick A. Randel: Oct. 23, 1974
Trooper Jimmie W. Parks: Aug. 10, 1975
Trooper Mark A. Frederick: April 4, 1976
Trooper Tomie Michael Tucker: May 29, 1976
Trooper Sammy C. Long: Nov. 21, 1976
Ranger Bobby P. Doherty: Feb. 21, 1978
Agent James Dalrymple: June 5, 1978
Trooper Jerry Don Davis: Oct. 5, 1980
Trooper Hollis S. Lacy: Dec. 26, 1980
Trooper Howard W. Jordan: June 2, 1981
Trooper David I. Rucker: Sept. 29, 1981
Trooper Ernesto Alanis: Feb. 27, 1983
Trooper Daniel M. Higdon: March 13, 1983
Trooper Milton Alexander: April 14, 1983
Trooper Robert R. Jones: Sept. 16, 1983
Trooper Russell L. Boyd: Oct. 11, 1983
Trooper William P. Kohlleppel: April 19, 1985
Ranger Stanley K. Guffey: Jan. 22, 1987
Trooper William J. Kuhnle: May 21, 1989
Trooper Ralph G. Zerda: May 21, 1989
Trooper Willie D. Taylor: May 19, 1990
Trooper Mark J. Phebus: Sept. 17, 1990
Trooper Carlos R. Warren: March 5, 1991
Trooper Bill Davidson: April 14, 1992
Trooper Bobby S. Booth: June 16, 1993
Trooper Troy Hogue: Dec. 30, 1994
Trooper Timothy W. McDermott: May 14, 1995
Trooper Roel Garcia: March 26, 1997
Trooper Terry Miller: Oct. 12, 1999
Trooper Randall W. Vetter: Aug. 7, 2000
Trooper Richard D. Cottle: May 9, 2001
Trooper Kurt David Knapp: May 8, 2004
Trooper Jimmy Ray Carty Jr.: May 27, 2005
Trooper Billy J. Zachary: Jan. 1, 2006
Trooper Matthew D. Myrick: Jan. 20, 2006
Trooper Eduardo Chavez: May 2, 2006
Trooper Todd Dylan Holmes: March 14, 2007
Trooper James Scott Burns: April 29, 2008
Trooper David Ralph Slaton: Sept. 20, 2010
Trooper Jonathan T. McDonald: Nov. 15, 2010
Trooper Javier Arana, Jr.:  March 24, 2012
Trooper Paul Hernandez:  Oct. 4, 2012
Trooper William Keesee:  Oct. 29, 2015
Trooper Jeffrey Nichols:  March 26, 2016
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GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN

“Dedicated to the memory of people of the Texas Department of Public Safety who, in the line of duty,
unselfishly sacrificed their lives in the protection of the lives, property, rights and privileges
of all the people of Texas.”

Anderson Private School
      School Calendar

       2020-2021
..
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
Anderson Private School

.

In Harmony With Your Heart / A Little Doorway In A Dark Wall / Sept. 1 – We Begin Again

As Human Beings,
we have the opportunity
 to experience Life
as a Journey
of Love.

This precious Life
CAN  bring us
to the center of our Blessed Hearts,
and our Earth.
We can come to realize
just how Beautiful it truly is.
Your precious Heart
can be filled with
Sacred Awareness.

To become aware
is always
an
emotional journey.
Your emotions

are the deepest and most precious part
of your fragile Being.
How you feel
is much more significant
than your physical being.

The Human Heart
swells from all the pain and sorrow.

The range of emotions we feel
is like no other phenomenon
we can experience
or try to explain.
Our feelings range from
the simple,
to the most complex
and
the most misunderstood.

What makes you feel happy to be alive? It is simple. And it is called LOVE.

Our stirring emotions
range from gentle waves
lapping upon the clay of our shore,
to the violent storms
of war
after war,
after war,
after war.
Oh My God!
WHEN
will we war
no more?
.
 In our brief moment of Life,
sorrow surfaces and tears provide some release
from damaging emotional scars.

But,
My Dear Friends,
our feelings
are not meant to be caged.
Their feathers are too bright.
And when they fly away,
part of you knows
it is a sin to lock them up.
The place we Live in
will be empty and meaningless
if
they are no more.

So share
all the Love
hidden deep inside,
and go
to war
no more.

                                          It is simple.

Life is Beautiful.
And with the movement of the Tides,
and the lapping of emotional waves
upon our fragile shores
made of clay,
the discord and dissonance
can be coupled with the Forgiveness
we crave,
and give Life and reason
to our Beliefs,
and Glory
to our Being.

Your Love
can be contemplative, reflective and enriching
to your Soul,
in as much as you give,
as much as you
receive.
.
All men live lives
of quiet desperation.”
T.S. Elliot

Prayer
creates a little doorway
in a dark wall
of unawareness and lack of Faith.
But,
when you step through it,
you can breath,
and Life is good to you
again.
The realization

that God truly Loves us,
penetrates the core within.

This moment,
is an instant,

that can be taken out of Time,
and alter Life
by holding it still
in deep reflection.

Only if you have been
in the deepest valley,
can you ever know how magnificent
it is to be
on the highest Mountain.

.
 Such awareness
connects you
with all the Love

hidden deep inside.
.
“Love does not end at death,
only
the lack of Love ends it.”

Jim Morrison

                              It is reflected in YOU.

My Dear Friends,
GO OUTSIDE.
Get far away from the
illusions
of Human constructs
.
Ninety degree angles and straight linear formations
and
not Natural,
are boring
and bind you to a habitual
and unthinking Life.

Our minds
and our imaginations
become so limited when exposed to
virtually nothing but straight lines
and box shapes in the environment.
We literally can no longer think
outside the box”.
.
We ingrain these repetitive
formations and patterns

in our minds by over exposure to them,
and they become a part of us
and limit our thinking and our creativity.

They become our first and second nature,
because the repetition has entered
into our subconscious minds.
.
The shapes of our houses,
and everything inside and out,
and the things found throughout our cities
and our Lives,

that we are constantly exposed to,
blind us to the real nature
of what is truly real,
what is
Natural.

Ask yourself:
what shapes
occur in Nature?

                      What shapes occur in Nature?

.And think
about
what makes you
aware of your surroundings:

what the ground feels like
underneath your bare feet,
how the fresh air smells around you,
how stunningly Beautiful
the Birds of the air
can be.

We simply MUST
become aware of
where we are,
what we are doing.

Sharing your gifts
brings awareness.
By sharing
you truly know
what a Gift you are,
and how much you truly
mean to others.

This Dream
of our brief Lives
is covered with a veil
of
Beautiful
Blessings.
And like the Rays of our Sun,
can deeply touch everyone.


The World is so Beautiful
and
it is reflected
in YOU.

                     Upon the real pathway of Life.

Walk along a path
created not by our kind,
but by God’s Loving Nature.
.
Feel
the warm and gentle breeze
as it caresses your face.
And as the green leaves
are swaying in the wind,

you will come to realize,
they are in tune with your thoughts,
in Harmony
with your Heart.

My Friends,
the World and we
are one.

As delicate Flowers unfold
to greet you
upon the real pathway
of Life,
they will Light up your Spirit
and lift you
to beyond.
They Love you.
,
Let the gentle flow of their Joy
fill you with delight.

Smile and sing
and realize that
here is now,

and in this moment
is the entire and Beautiful
meaning of Life.

God’s Love
is in every fluttering Leaf,
emanating from every Beautiful Flower,
in every breeze,
every moment.
.
The Source of your Life,
is the same Inspiration
and Infinite Love.

“Consider the lilies of the field,
How they grow, how they grow.
Consider the birds in the sky,
How they fly, how they fly.
He clothes the lilies of the field.
He feeds the birds in the sky.
And He will feed those who trust Him
And guide them with His Eye.”
Roger Hoffman
.
The Beautiful World
God Created for you,
is also within you.

Goodnight.

Anderson Private School
      School Calendar

       2019-2020
..
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
Anderson Private School

       Don’t think so far outside the box. Yes. It is real!

Love Your Kids and Tell Them the Real and Whole TRUTH About Alcohol / ATEX Trash Service

Dedicated
to a very Dear Friend
of mine.
Stay strong.
Be brave.
Pray.
God Loves You.
And
so do we.

.

“You will know the Truth,
and the Truth will
set you free.”

John 8:32

.

What To Tell Your Kids About Alcohol?
How about the
TRUTH!

.

Mom and Dad,
NO ONE will take the time
or have the knowledge
to tell YOUR child
about the excrement
we call
ALCOHOL.

NO ONE.

Except
YOU !

.

MARY ALICE & DOG - Meteorite Gallery 002

What Exactly Is Alcohol?

Most people simply do not know
and our children really have noidea.

My friends, this is information that we need to protect our very precious children from a horrible existence and early death. The life of an alcoholic is all too typically a very lonely, deeply depressing, utterly miserable, poverty stricken struggle for mere existence and with little or no hope for the future and NO Joy in Life.

My prayer for you is to share this information with your children.

About 2 billion (with a BIG B) people across the World consume alcoholic drinks. Hey, there are only 7 billion of us on this Earth. Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the United States. Unlike most other drugs, alcohol carries the potential to damage many organs of the body; including the Heart, brain, liver, and digestive system. It also BREAKS the Heart when you lower your Loved One into an early grave.
.
Yes,
AND when you think about it,
alcohol damages other organs outside of your body,
in the bodies of others who Love you,
in an organ called their Heart.
Come on!
.
WAKE UP!

The use of alcohol results in the death
of OVER two and one half million people
each year
and causes serious illness and injury to many millions more.
Most deaths caused by alcohol results from
injuries, CANCER, cardiovascular diseases and liver cirrhosis.

Alcohol is also associated with infectious diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted disease. This is because alcohol consumption weakens the immune system, reduces inhibitions, and distorts judgment.
.
REALLY?

Of 19 major health concerns, alcohol is ranked #3, and is greater than unsafe water, high blood pressure, tobacco, obesity and illicit drugs (ranked #18). Source: Global Health Risks.

“Too much drinking increases your chances of being injured or even killed. Alcohol is a factor, for example, in about 60 percent of fatal burn injuries, drownings and homicides; 50 percent of severe trauma injuries and sexual assaults; and 40 percent of fatal motor vehicle crashes, suicides and fatal falls.”
Rosalind Breslow, epidemiologist at the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome,
is the third leading cause of birth defects

with accompanying mental retardation.
These poor children
didn’t even get to take a drink.
But MOM did,
without thinking about them.
And NOW . . . . . . .
they can live their lives
without
ANY real potential
of truly being alive.
(THANKS Mom!
Uh, I may think that is Mom,
but
I am not REALLY capable
of thinking like I should.
She took the bat
out of my hands,
and told me
to play ball,
you know,
in the game
of Life!)

Yes,
the TRUTH hurts.
But,
it the ONLY thing
that sets us
FREE.
.

And
alcohol is involved in half
of all fatal automobile accidents.

We cannot even imagine the loss of potential.

Research has shown that prolonged periods of drinking produces specific brain damage which causes blackouts, disorientation, and loss of memory.
Studies suggest a connection between alcohol
and stressors contributing to Heart disease.
Click here for more.

The World Health Organization released
The Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol,
endorsed by Member States.
Click here for more
It promotes proven effective measures
for reducing alcohol-related harm including:
.

taxation on alcohol;
• reducing availability through allowing fewer outlets to sell alcohol,
raising age limits for those buying
(I personally recommend the age limit of 101. By that time, you probably will not be able to hold the bottle and your body will be prone to react normally and you will throw up and throw the bottle at the idiot that gave it to you. With any luck you will hit that person and knock some sense into him or her.)
• regulating or banning marketing of alcoholic beverages and
• conducting information and educational campaigns.

A large new report warns that the harms of alcohol greatly outweigh any potential beneficial effects. The authors of the study, which looks at data on 28 million people worldwide, determined that considering the risks, there is no safe level of alcohol.”

Alcohol is associated with 2.8 million deathsworldwide each year, the researchers found in the study, which is published in the journal The Lancet. Over 2 percent of women and nearly 7 percent of men worldwide die from alcohol-related health problems each year.

Regular alcohol consumption can have negative impacts on the body’s organs and tissues, while binge drinking can lead to injuries or alcohol poisoning. Alcohol dependence can lead to self-harm or violence.

Let’s Get Personal, because It Is!

Jason Jackson

Over the years, Mrs. Anderson and I have lost many precious friends and neighbors to the excrement Alcohol. Our deeply Loved friend and former parent and teacher, Jason Jackson, fought on an UN-level field of battle against this powerful drug and its accomplices – ignorance, apathy and prejudice. Because of our misguided tolerance, the ready availability of alcohol contributes directly to millions of people falling victim to its overwhelming seduction and power.

Jason knew this deadly excreted chemical was more powerful than he was. We discussed this on many occasions. And as he reached out for help, I found his Spirit to be courageous. In my opinion, as a society and as members of the Family of Man, we failed our brother Jason and millions more, in not helping to provide a landscape at least partially free from such palpable and blatant temptation. There are advertisements for this CRAP (yes, it is) everywhere.

Countless times he reminded me of numerous places all along our streets and highways to purchase alcohol and advertise this liquid refuse. He told me privately that every time he passed a place where it was advertised and easily available, the indescribable and horrible compulsion of need overwhelmed him. He asked me why? Why is this product available on every street corner and in-between? Many times he asked me how he could stay away from something he was reminded of every few minutes as he traveled along on our streets and highways and even in grocery stores and gas stations.

That, my friends, is a very good question. The ready availability of this toxic, debilitating and deadly excrement is responsible for the death of this fine young man – and millions more. As citizens, we hold the powerto limit the sale, advertisement and distribution within our communities. Why are we not actively seeking to help our children, our neighbors and ourselves, in fighting to limit the sale and reduce temptation and exposure to this harmful excrement?

We truly enjoyed dining at Greenwood's Restaurant

The Truth is sad. “We, the people” allow lobbyists from the liquor industry to influence those we place in a position of Sacred Trust, those we elect to public office. We, through our blindfaith in those we elect, permit the influence of money to overwhelm our capacity for compassion and our common sense. And why do we keep electing these people?     Do you think any of our elected representatives will attend the funeral of any one of the victims of alcohol abuse? We, the People, are effectively causing the MURDER of millions of beautiful people.
.

WHY?

How
do you $pell
MONEY?

By not acting and voting in a responsible manner, we contribute to the illusion that there is no problem, while we bury our Beloved Children out of sight and in early graves, as we continue to drive by the cause of their suffering and demise.How blind are we? How insensitive have we become? How much sorrow can we endure? My, how the tears have flowed. The tears could fill an OCEAN so large and so deep that this uncaring Nation could be swallowed by it.
And it has been.

Henry David Thoreau said that most men live lives of quiet desperation. Jason lived such a life. He told me he did not own a television because he simply drank all evening until he passed out. And there are countless millionsthat live as such. Perhaps you passed by one of these precious, unloved, forgotten and uncared for people today, living under a bridge or begging on the corner of the street.

They are all over the place.
Aren’t they?
And,
do we reallycare?

    With little or no hope for the future.

I ask you today to please remember Jason,
and the many, many others who have struggled against
impossible odds
to free themselves from dangerous drugs such as the bacterial excrement, alcohol.
.
I beg of you
to please Resolve with me
that Jason and all the other countless victims
shall not have died in vain.
That through you,
our other sons and daughters
shall have a new
birth of freedom
– the freedom to live the Life that Jason
could only dream of, on so many nights,
as he wept and Prayed for help.

When you drink alcohol, it is not casual.
It is not harmless.
It is serious,
especially if you consume this drug
in the presence of children
,
and by doing so, give its consumption your stamp of approval.
The reality of drinking gains a new dimension of acceptability,
without the true and hidden recognition of its seductive and highly destructive power.
The casual apathy associated with its acceptance
as a simple beverage,
forms a strong and usually unbreakable bond
of relational tolerance
that simply should not exist.

Any drug powerful enough to change the Constitution of the United States – TWICE – and destructive enough to cause tens of thousands of deaths on America’s highways and destroy millions of families and lives in associated heath disorders, is
too powerful to play with.
.
NO.
There is no such thing
as a safe level of alcohol consumption.

The idea that drinking small amounts of alcohol
will do you no harm is a
myth.
Click here to read more.
.
Liberal guidelines may have kept some people from getting too drunk, but they failed to take into account the growing body of work linking alcohol use with such things as
cancer.
Click here to read more.

If you need a distraction, a beautiful release from the pain that you feel in Life, find someone like Jason and spend time with them. Offer some comfort from the overwhelming burdens they carry on their long, painful and lonely road of life. As the beautiful Folk Music of my time echoes back – “It’s a long, long journey, so stay by my side”.The only things that you truly possess are those things you give to others, for they live on in the Heart. And the most valuable thing you can give to anyone, especially those in such need, is your time. Let someone know you Love them and find some peace tonight. And please remember:

“SPENDING TIME WITH CHILDREN
IS MORE IMPORTANT
THAN SPENDING MONEY ON CHILDREN.”
Anthony D. Williams, from: Inside the Divine Pattern

I know that few, if any, will long remember what I try to convey.
It is such a tragic realization. But please allow me to wish you strength. And I pray we will all have courage.
But more than this, know that
I wish you Love.

May the courage of your convictions, in some way, honor the precious memory of our beloved friend Jason. As I shared with him, when last we met, my Prayer is for you to search for the strength to always share the bountiful Love that lives in your Heart, for in the end, that is truly
all
we will have left.

And privately, I have truly wondered if the volume of tears shed by all the countless millions affected by the losses we have suffered is not greater than the volume of alcohol consumed by its victims.
How many Oceans
of Tears?

So, What Is Alcohol?

It was bad enough when Scientific American broke the news that there are ten bacteria cells in or on the human body for each human cell. That we are out-numbered 10 to 1 in our own bodies. That there are hundreds of times more bacteria genes as Human genes living in and on us.      We are made mostly of bacteria.

 

Yeast poop.
When you get right down to it, the pseudo happy juice that makes you pass out and makes you fat and irritable, and dying or dead,
is yeast poop.

Yeast eat sugar and drops big, steaming loads of booze wherever they go. And they pass gas a lot too. You may as well stick a straw in the septic tank. The effect will be the same!                           Click here for more.

 

It is true that alcohol is the name given to the excrement that bacteria excrete, after feeding on fruit/vegetation during so called fermentation (a fancy word for excrementation) ?

Alcohol is a toxin, and is toxic to the human body in

The gang was excited about adopting a new puppy.

even moderate amounts. While we may have a few drinks and not feel anything, our body certainly takes notice of the alcohol.

The story of how alcohol came to be, … asserts gleefully that fungi in grape juice “gorge” themselves and leave their liquid excrement. That is what alcohol is.

Yeast: It Eats Sugars And Poops Alcohol. What’s Not To Like?

Yes, we have discovered that alcohol is essentially the toilet water of a fungus. Alcohol is yeast excrement. …………………………YUK!

Beer, as all alcoholic drinks, is made by fermentation caused by bacteria feeding on the yeast cells, then defecating. This bacterial excrement is called alcohol.

The term ‘toddlers’ originated in England. There were impurities in the drinking water that disallowed the water to be used for drinking. A common alternative drink was beer (it was cheep, plentiful and the water used to make it was treated during the initial boiling during brewing). Toddlers, just weaning off of mothers milk were unaccustomed to the effects of beer. This coupled with the fact that they were just learning how to walk really made them toddle.

It was the accepted practice in Babylonia 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the “honey month” or what we know today as the “honeymoon”.

 

Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. “Wet your whistle”, is the phrase inspired by this practice.

Alcohol is made from the excrement of a living yeast organism. When the yeast is fed carbs in the form of grapes, hops, potatoes, corn etc., it digests it and excretes toxic alcohol.

My Dear Friend,
Reach out,
and with a Heart blistered still,
from working far too hard
with words
shaped into a shield
to protect others
like you and me.
Even with looks surreal,
doubting,
adrift,
and drowning
in the vast Sea
of never fully knowing,
that the Love of God
flows
like a Raging River
through you
and through me.

But,
let
the Love
be.

Goodnight.

“If you are depressed,
you are living in the past.

If you are anxious,
you are living in the future.

If you are at peace,
you are living in the present.

                                           – Lao Tzu

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allow me to highly recommend:
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This WONDERFUL
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They truly take care of the community that we live in.
They are locally owned
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(you know, for a dumpster, etc., etc., etc.)

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for their customers and for our Community!
I cannot recommend anyone more highly
than this hard working, beautiful family.
I am truly proud to call them my friends and neighbors.
And so will you!

Love Always Holds An Unseen Flower In Its Hand / Easy Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life / Friday: At School (Thanksgiving)

                                  The Flowers of Life.

Love
always holds
an unseen
Flower in its Hand.

And
YOU,
my Precious Friend,
are
among the Wildflowers
so abundant
they are without measure.
Yes,
YOU
are a part
of the Abundance
of God’s
Love.

The Flowers of Life,
like the you and me
in WE,
are wild
and unseen,
because WE
have not looked.

No.

We have not
looked
for the abundance
of
God’s Love.

                      The Abundance of God’s Love.

We Dream
as we have Lived.
And we Live
for what we have
Dreamed,
never knowing
WE
are among the Beautiful Wildflowers
He dreamed of,
too.

The essence
of Love,
is awareness.
And
it lies in wait,
within
t
he deeper Power
of our
unconscious state.

The Sacred Tabernacle
of the Human Heart
is capable of
deep intuition.

And,
as it shows us
its own way,
it measures the abyss
which separates us
from the illusions
of Life.

Our fragile Heart
is seeking the pathway
of deep
Joy.

Let it be.

Goodnight.

“Truth
is not something
outside to be discovered,
it is something inside
to be realized.”
Osho

“We become aware
of the void
as we fill it.”
Antonio Porchia

20 Easy Things You Can Do
to Improve Your Life
from: theeverygirl.com

read more here

Ever have one of those days? You know the kind I’m talking about: when you barely have time to grab your morning coffee, when your one-minute personal check-in is on the walk to your next meeting, when you come home from work at 7 p.m. feeling like you made time in your day for everyone—except yourself.There’s no denying it: Stress will always be a part of our day-to-day lives, but it can take a toll on our long-term health. So, instead of tearing through best-selling self-help books or creating lofty goals on how to make this upcoming fall your best (and most stress-free) yet, here are some manageable ways to refocus and recalibrate so you can feel better about today, tomorrow, and the days to come.
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1. Do five-minute phone calls with friends and Loved ones.

Unless you have an hour-long commute after work, setting aside a block of time to catch up with friends and family can be tricky. Instead, opt for a quick five-minute call to say hi, ask what’s going on, or wish them luck for an important project or event. A few minutes of casual conversation with someone you care about lifts your spirits without sucking up your time.

2. Declutter your space.

Let’s face it: decluttering can be a daunting task, but organizing a space where you spend a majority of your time—whether it’s at work or home—has countless aesthetic, emotional, and mental benefits. Dedicate one morning this weekend to sorting through your clothes, books, shoes, or papers to determine what you want to keep. Get rid of anything you don’t love or use on a regular basis. Keeping only the items that bring joy and ease to your life will make your closet, desk, or home so much more inviting and accessible. Plus, you’ll have a renewed sense of energy after discarding the items that weighed you down – both literally and figuratively.

3. Only complain when you can offer a solution to the problem.
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We all need our vent sessions, but complaining for complaining’s sake is actually counter-productive: you’re feeding your thoughts with negative attention, instead of looking for a solution. Is your internet connection too slow? Make a quick phone call to your provider to get it sorted out. Is traffic on the way to work terrible? Leave earlier or take a different route. Most problems can be easily remedied. If you can’t find a solution, then the situation is likely out of your control and complaining won’t do anything to fix the problem.

4. Look people in the eye when you speak.

Maintaining eye contact is easy when you’re listening, but try doing it when you speak as well. Direct eye contact builds confidence and fosters a connection between two people in conversation. It also makes you appear more trustworthy, self-aware, and self-assured.

5. Do a five-minute kitchen clean.

In just five minutes, you can take out the trash, wipe down your counters, sweep, and throw away any expired items in your fridge. Having a tidy, organized kitchen space will make your post-work dinner prep a breeze, and studies show that keeping your kitchen tidy can actually reduce stress-eating and result in weight loss.  Plus, cleaning for five minutes every day is so much easier than spending an entire Saturday scrubbing your counters and floors.

6. Try a new activity.

Sometimes you feel most energized when you test the limits of your comfort zone. Maybe you’ve wanted to visit the cool coffee shop down the street, learn to play guitar, plan a trip out of the country, or try Zumba for the first time—whatever piques your interest, go for it. Experiencing new things leads to increased productivity, renewed creativity, newfound perspectives, fun memories, and—at the very least—an interesting story.

7. Practice self-kindness.

Observe your habits, behaviors, and thought processes—are you gentle with yourself? If not, try to pinpoint why and when this occurs, then do your best to actively offer yourself compassion and grace. It could be as simple as taking the time to pay yourself a compliment when you wake up in the morning (try a positive sticky-note on the mirror in your bedroom), or saying “no” to happy hour plans with friends so you can unwind with a book and glass of wine on your couch. Or maybe it means writing down one thing you did each day that made you feel proud, whether it was as big as tackling a new project at work or as small as finally remembering to floss.

8. Break a sweat every day.

However you want to do it — running, walking to work, playing basketball, gym training, furniture rearranging, sex—make sure you get in a sweat every single day. Staying active has infinite physical benefits, and beyond those, it spikes endorphins, making you feel happier post-sweat session.

9. Check your bank statement every two weeks and choose one thing you can cut out.

Can you deactivate that auto-subscription service? Can you eliminate your monthly pedicure? Can you cut your happy hour bill in half? Do your best to find one thing, however small or seemingly insignificant it may be, and get rid of it. Chances are you won’t notice the loss, but even if you do, the extra money you’ll be saving will offset the pain of sacrificing your daily latte.

10. Keep a gratitude journal.

The best way to pull yourself out of a funk is to actively focus on the good in your life. If you have a few minutes on the train in the a.m., pull out a notebook or the Notes app on your phone and jot down three things you’re grateful for, big or small. It doesn’t have to be extensive: a bullet-point list will do. Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you’re thankful for puts your life in perspective—and allows you to focus on what you’re lucky to have, instead of what you don’t have.

11. Make your bed when you wake up.

It takes less than two minutes (if it takes longer, get rid of your throw pillows) and starts your day on a productive note. Plus, crawling into a freshly made bed at night yields a sounder sleep than plopping on top of your wrinkled, tangled sheets.

12. Read a book instead of browsing your phone.

The next time you find yourself sitting around with a half hour to kill, pick up a book or your e-Reader instead of defaulting to your smart phone and scrolling through social media. Engaging with one story or idea, rather than bouncing between hundreds of little pieces of trivial, often irrelevant news, helps your mind stay calm, focused, and present.

A simple trick to ensure you make the time to read? Carry a book or your Kindle in your car, purse, or briefcase, and open it up whenever you’re standing in line, waiting to meet a friend, or twiddling your thumbs before a dentist appointment.

13. Say “please” and “thank you”—and mean it.

Basic manners go such a long way in creating a positive environment. Being kind is important. Being kind and sincere is even better. The more genuine kindness you offer to others, the more genuine kindness you’ll see in return. Hold the door for a stranger, thank people for their efforts, say “please” when you order your morning coffee, and smile.

14. Focus your attention on the task at hand.

Multi-tasking doesn’t always increase productivity. Focusing on more than one task at a time usually has an adverse effect—we accomplish less and feel more stressed in the process. Be mindful when your thoughts deviate from the task at hand—are you already worrying about the next thing on your to-do list? Or maybe you’re responding to group texts while trying to send out work emails? If so, it’s time to take a breath, put your phone on do not disturb, and refocus. The result? You’ll be 10 times more productive and feel less scattered in the process.

15. Tackle your most daunting task first.

When you re-prioritize your to-do list and place your most dreaded task at the top, its power no longer looms over you all day. Maybe this means getting through your flooded inbox, putting together a proposal, or having that call you’ve been putting off all week. Whatever it is, once you check this major box off your list, you’ll feel so accomplished and ready to take on the more trivial tasks thrown your way.

16. Write down your goals and ambitions.

Invest in a small journal to record your life plans and goals. Don’t censor yourself. Simply write down whatever feels exciting and interesting to you—your dream to buy a small boat and learn to sail, your wish to be fluent in Italian, or your hope to have two children.

Taking the time to write down your greatest wants, many of which may have only existed in your mind, is a cathartic and empowering process. Plus, studies have shown that spelling out your dreams in ink can make them feel less intimidating and more attainable.

17. Think before you speak.

Words have immense power—they can uplift people or cut them down. Whether or not there seem to be real consequences involved in making unfair assumptions or judgments about people, pause and ask yourself these questions adapted from a wise Arabian proverb: “Is what I’m about to say true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?” If what you want to say has no basis in reality, if it’s hurtful, or if it’s irrelevant, opt for silence over thoughtless words that cause damage.

18. Drink a tall glass of water when you wake up.

Hydrate. Whether it’s cold, hot, with lemon, with honey, drinking a big glass of water first thing in the morning invigorates you, jumpstarts your metabolism, helps your body flush out toxins, and makes it easier to continue drinking water throughout the day.df
(Note from Dr. A:  This really works!  Give it a try.)

19. Give praise freely.

The old adage that doling out compliments only gives people an inflated sense of self-worth is ridiculous. Human beings need positive reinforcement and words of affirmation to feel connected and cared about. We need to feel appreciated, valued, and respected.

Be generous with your compliments and praise. If you like your co-worker’s outfit, tell her. If you find yourself admiring your brother’s sense of humor, let him know. Sharing your kind thoughts is the easiest, quickest way to positively impact someone’s day.

20. Make more time for the things you Love.

Make time and space in your life for activities you enjoy. Give yourself permission to pursue your interests and cultivate your passions without guilt or fear.

It could be as simple as spending thirty minutes every Saturday morning reading the paper at your favorite cafe, or as time-intensive as setting aside an entire afternoon to work on your latest fiction novel. Maybe it means hosting a monthly dinner party with friends, taking a language course, or spending more time at the park with your pup.

Carving out time to experience the things you love doesn’t just bring you more joy, it also gives you more purpose and a greater sense of fulfillment. Plus, doing things that bring value and meaning to your life makes it easier to deal with whatever setbacks and difficulties come your way.

In Philosophy Class
this week:
Can We Live
Forever?

(From: Through the Wormhole
with Morgan Freeman.)

Anderson Private School
School Calendar

2019-2020

First Semester

Nov. 22                                     Thanksgiving Lunch at school
Nov.  25 – 29                            Thanksgiving / Fall Break – NO school
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

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 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

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
Above.

Now,
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.
They

define you.

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

My Dear Friends,
they can become
Blessings.

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
World.

When you open your precious and Sacred
Heart,
someone, somewhere will Love
you.
And if you love them back,
unconditionally,
they will Love you
in a way
to teach you,
that
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
again.
And you have
FEW
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.
.

YOU
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
GIVE.

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

Laugh,
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.

Truly
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.

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

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

News.
Hey,
you can’t make this stuff
up!

He said
WHAT?

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
behaving
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
home.
It was then
that I noticed someone
very, very slowly
jogging around the track.
He looked like
he was nearly dead.

Yes.
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”.

No.
He never misbehaved
again.

Stop laughing!

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

I am older
than the speed limit.
But,
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.

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

Goodnight.

Anderson Private School
School Calendar

2019-2020

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
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 1995-2019
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.

The Essence of Life / Six Ways Happiness Is Good for Your Health / Friday: F. W. Auto Show

Our future
is an infinite succession of moments
to Live now
as we Believe we should,
and in defiance of everything
that is negative around us.

This is itself
Victory.

One day,
if
we find a way
of forgiving,
a place of Peace
will wander into
our Hearts,
and the Sacred quiet,
like the still open air,
will wait for us,
if we
but dare.

Somewhere
near surrender,
in close proximity
to pure misery,
is someone
like you or me,
waiting
to be set free,
from all the pain and suffering,
from a Life
of misery.

But,
if we open up
our Sacred Hearts,
we can bear witness
as the draw of suffering
fades to black,
and we never fail again
to focus
our very Human mind
upon Salvation
coming through us,
from
the Mind of God.

With
all the Love He brings,
we can do
impossible things.

Every breath
you take
can be a song
you sing.

The arteries of the Human Heart
are vastly more rich
than the purest vein
of gold.

When
we travel outward
to the Heart
of another,
we discover
the center
of our existence.
The Bliss of
Love,
is the essence
of Life.

“You shall Love the Lord your God
with all your Heart and with all your Soul
and with all your mind.
This is the great and first commandment.
And a second is like it:
You shall Love your neighbor
as yourself.
There is no other commandment
greater than these.”
Matthew 2:37-40

A cure
for any malignancy of
of the Soul,
is to go
to the Foot
of the Cross,
and stay there.

                           A Child of God.

My Dear Friends,
take care
of those around you
as if
each person
was the Lord,
Himself.
For they are
the Children
of God.

And,
so are
YOU,
a Child
of God.

Goodnight.

Six Ways Happiness Is Good for Your Health

Need some extra motivation to get happier? Check out the ways that well-being has been linked to good health.

  

Kira M. Newman is the managing editor of Greater Good. Follow her on Twitter!

Over the past decade, an entire industry has sprouted up promising the secrets to happiness. There are best-selling books like The Happiness Project and The How of Happiness, and happiness programs like Happify and Tal-Ben Shahar’s Wholebeing Institute.

Here at the Greater Good Science Center, we offer an online course on “The Science of Happiness” and boast a collection of research-based happiness practices on our new website, Greater Good in Action.

But all of these books and classes raise the question: Why bother? Many of us might prefer to focus on boosting our productivity and success rather than our positive emotions. Or perhaps we’ve tried to get happier but always seem to get leveled by setbacks. Why keep trying?

Recently, a critical mass of research has provided what might be the most basic and irrefutable argument in favor of happiness: Happiness and good health go hand-in-hand. Indeed, scientific studies have been finding that happiness can make our hearts healthier, our immune systems stronger, and our lives longer.

Several of the studies cited below suggest that happiness causes better health; others suggest only that the two are correlated—perhaps good health causes happiness but not the other way around. Happiness and health may indeed be a virtuous circle, but researchers are still trying to untangle their relationship. In the meantime, if you need some extra motivation to get happier, check out these six ways that happiness has been linked to good health.

1. Happiness protects your heart

Love and happiness may not actually originate in the heart, but they are good for it. For example, a 2005 paper found that happiness predicts lower heart rate and blood pressure. In the study, participants rated their happiness over 30 times in one day and then again three years later. The initially happiest participants had a lower heart rate on follow-up (about six beats slower per minute), and the happiest participants during the follow-up had better blood pressure.

Research has also uncovered a link between happiness and another measure of heart health: heart rate variability, which refers to the time interval between heartbeats and is associated with risk for various diseases. In a 2008 study, researchers monitored 76 patients suspected to have coronary artery disease. Was happiness linked to healthier hearts even among people who might have heart problems? It seemed so: The participants who rated themselves as happiest on the day their hearts were tested had a healthier pattern of heart rate variability on that day.

Over time, these effects can add up to serious differences in heart health. In a 2010 study, researchers invited nearly 2,000 Canadians into the lab to talk about their anger and stress at work. Observers rated them on a scale of one to five for the extent to which they expressed positive emotions like joy, happiness, excitement, enthusiasm, and contentment. Ten years later, the researchers checked in with the participants to see how they were doing – and it turned out that the happier ones were less likely to have developed coronary heart disease. In fact, for each one-point increase in positive emotions they had expressed, their heart disease risk was 22 percent lower.

2. Happiness strengthens your immune system

Do you know a grumpy person who always seems to be getting sick? That may be no coincidence: Research is now finding a link between happiness and a stronger immune system.

In a 2003 experiment, 350 adults volunteered to get exposed to the common cold (don’t worry, they were well-compensated). Before exposure, researchers called them six times in two weeks and asked how much they had experienced nine positive emotions – such as feeling energetic, pleased, and calm—that day. After five days in quarantine, the participants with the most positive emotions were less likely to have developed a cold.

Some of the same researchers wanted to investigate why happier people might be less susceptible to sickness, so in a 2006 study they gave 81 graduate students the hepatitis B vaccine. After receiving the first two doses, participants rated themselves on those same nine positive emotions. The ones who were high in positive emotion were nearly twice as likely to have a high antibody response to the vaccine – a sign of a robust immune system. Instead of merely affecting symptoms, happiness seemed to be literally working on a cellular level.

A much earlier experiment found that immune system activity in the same individual goes up and down depending on their happiness. For two months, 30 male dental students took pills containing a harmless blood protein from rabbits, which causes an immune response in humans. They also rated whether they had experienced various positive moods that day. On days when they were happier, participants had a better immune response, as measured by the presence of an antibody in their saliva that defends against foreign substances.

3. Happiness combats stress

Stress is not only upsetting on a psychological level but also triggers biological changes in our hormones and blood pressure. Happiness seems to temper these effects, or at least help us recover more quickly.

In the study mentioned above, where participants rated their happiness more than 30 times in a day, researchers also found associations between happiness and stress. The happiest participants had 23 percent lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than the least happy, and another indicator of stress—the level of a blood-clotting protein that increases after stress—was 12 times lower.

Happiness also seems to carry benefits even when stress is inevitable. In a 2009 study, some diabolically cruel researchers decided to stress out psychology students and see how they reacted. The students were led to a soundproof chamber, where they first answered questions indicating whether they generally felt 10 feelings like enthusiasm or pride. Then came their worst nightmare: They had to answer an exceedingly difficult statistics question while being videotaped, and they were told that their professor would evaluate their response. Throughout the process, their heart was measured with an electrocardiogram (EKG) machine and a blood pressure monitor. In the wake of such stress, the hearts of the happiest students recovered most quickly.

4. Happy people have fewer aches and pains

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Unhappiness can be painful—literally.

A 2001 study asked participants to rate their recent experience of positive emotions, then (five weeks later) how much they had experienced negative symptoms like muscle strain, dizziness, and heartburn since the study began. People who reported the highest levels of positive emotion at the beginning actually became healthier over the course of the study, and ended up healthier than their unhappy counterparts. The fact that their health improved over five weeks (and the health of the unhappiest participants declined) suggests that the results aren’t merely evidence of people in a good mood giving rosier ratings of their health than people in a bad mood.

A 2005 study suggests that positive emotion also mitigates pain in the context of disease. Women with arthritis and chronic pain rated themselves weekly on positive emotions like interest, enthusiasm, and inspiration for about three months. Over the course of the study, those with higher ratings overall were less likely to experience increases in pain.

5. Happiness combats disease and disability

Happiness is associated with improvements in more severe, long-term conditions as well, not just shorter-term aches and pains.

In a 2008 study of nearly 10,000 Australians, participants who reported being happy and satisfied with life most or all of the time were about 1.5 times less likely to have long-term health conditions (like chronic pain and serious vision problems) two years later. Another study in the same year found that women with breast cancer recalled being less happy and optimistic before their diagnosis than women without breast cancer, suggesting that happiness and optimism may be protective against the disease.

As adults become elderly, another condition that often afflicts them is frailty, which is characterized by impaired strength, endurance, and balance and puts them at risk of disability and death. In a 2004 study, over 1,550 Mexican Americans ages 65 and older rated how much self-esteem, hope, happiness, and enjoyment they felt over the past week. After seven years, the participants with more positive emotion ratings were less likely to be frail. Some of the same researchers also found that happier elderly people (by the same measure of positive emotion) were less likely to have a stroke in the subsequent six years; this was particularly true for men.

6. Happiness lengthens our lives

In the end, the ultimate health indicator might be longevity—and here, especially, happiness comes into play. In perhaps the most famous study of happiness and longevity, the life expectancy of Catholic nuns was linked to the amount of positive emotion they expressed in an autobiographical essay they wrote upon entering their convent decades earlier, typically in their 20s. Researchers combed through these writing samples for expressions of feelings like amusement, contentment, gratitude, and love. In the end, the happiest-seeming nuns lived a whopping 7-10 years longer than the least happy.

You don’t have to be a nun to experience the life-extending benefits of happiness, though. In a 2011 study, almost 4,000 English adults ages 52-79 reported how happy, excited, and content they were multiple times in a single day. Here, happier people were 35 percent less likely to die over the course of about five years than their unhappier counterparts.

These two studies both measured specific positive emotions, but overall satisfaction with one’s life—another major indicator of happiness—is also linked to longevity. A 2010 study followed almost 7,000 people from California’s Alameda County for nearly three decades, finding that the people who were more satisfied with life at the beginning were less likely to die during the course of the study.

While happiness can lengthen our lives, it can’t perform miracles. There’s some evidence that the link between happiness and longevity doesn’t extend to the ill—or at least not to the very ill.

A 2005 meta-analysis, aggregating the results of other studies on health and happiness, speculates that experiencing positive emotion is helpful in diseases with a long timeline but could actually be harmful in late-stage disease. The authors cite studies showing that positive emotion lowers the risk of death in people with diabetes and AIDS, but actually increases the risk in people with metastatic breast cancer, early-stage melanoma, and end-stage kidney disease. That increased risk might be due to the fact that happier people underreport their symptoms and don’t get the right treatment, or take worse care of themselves because they are overly optimistic.

As the science of happiness and health matures, researchers are trying to determine what role, if any, happiness actually plays in causing health benefits. They’re also trying to distinguish the effects of different forms of happiness (including positive emotions and life satisfaction), the effects of “extreme” happiness, and other factors. For example, a new study suggests that we should look not just at life satisfaction levels but life satisfaction variability: Researchers found that low life satisfaction with lots of fluctuations—i.e., an unstable level of happiness—was linked to even earlier death than low life satisfaction alone.

All that said, the study of the health benefits of happiness is still young. It will take time to figure out the exact mechanisms by which happiness influences health, and how factors like social relationships and exercise fit in. But in the meantime, it seems safe to imagine that a happier you will be healthier, too.

Anderson Private School
School Calendar

2019-2020

First Semester

Nov. 8 (Friday)                         Trip to F. W. Auto Show at F. W. Conv. Center

Nov.  25 – 29                             Thanksgiving / Fall Break
To Be Announced                     Texas A. G. T. Conference
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
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April 24 (Friday)                        Trip to Scarborough Renaissance Festival
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