LOVE Is Simple and Truly Beautiful / Recommended Websites/Resources / Keep Calm – School starts Sept. 6

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   Hachikō

LOVE
is simple,
and truly Beautiful.

Hachikō was an Akita dog
born on a farm
near the city of Ōdate, Japan.
He is remembered to this day
for undying Love and loyalty
to his owner, Dr. Eisaburo Ueno,
a professor at Tokyo University.

The professor’s home
was in Tokyo
and he commuted to Komaba
and the agricultural experimental station
in Nishihara.

Hachiko 2On May 21, 1925,
Dr. Ueno did not return.
He had suffered a stroke
and died at the University.

Hachiko was 18 months old.
The next day and
for the next nine years,
Hachiko returned to the station
and waited for his beloved master
before walking home,
alone.

Nothing and no one
could discourage Hachiko
from maintaining his nightly vigil.
It was not until he followed his master in death
that Hachiko failed to appear
at his waiting place at the railroad station.
Hachiko was sent to the homes
of relatives or friends,
but he always continued to await his master,
who was never to return
at the train station.

Hachikō was given away
after his master’s death,
but he routinely escaped,
returning again and again to his old home.
Eventually, Hachikō apparently realized
that Professor Ueno no longer lived at the house.
So he went to look for his master at the train station
where he had accompanied him so many times before.
Each day, Hachikō waited for the return of his owner.

Hachiko bronzThe permanent fixture
at the train station
that was Hachikō
attracted the attention
of other commuters.
Many of the people who frequented the train station
had seen Hachikō and Professor Ueno
together each day.
They brought Hachikō treats and food
to nourish him during his wait.

This continued for nine yearsHachiko 3
with Hachikō appearing precisely
when the train was due at the station.

Hachiko’s fidelity to his master
was known throughout Japan.

During his lifetime Hachiko was held up
in Japanese culture
as an example of true Love, loyalty and fidelity.
He continues to be remembered.

Hachiko statue

Upon Hachiko’s death,
newspaper stories led to the suggestion
that a statue be erected
at the train station.
Contributions from people
in the United States
and other countries were received.
Today, a statue of Hachiko
pays silent tribute
to his faithfulness, his loyalty,
to his Love.
It was erected at his waiting spot
outside the Shibuya railroad station,
which is now the most popular rendezvous point
in Shibuya.

REUNITED bThe famous story of Hachiko
overlooks the fact
that before his master’s passing,
the two would happily reunite
every evening
and walk home together.

In 2015 a new statue was erected showing Hachiko, as he’s rarely been depicted before, bursting with joy upon seeing his owner.
The University of Tokyo erected a bronze statue of Dr. Ueno and Hachiko
on its campus, together at last.

Hachiko’s ashes rest
beside those of his beloved master.

Hachiko grave

Hachiko (1923 – 1935)
click here for more

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
is a DVD movie (for Kids & Family)
starring Richard Gere & Joan Allen
from Sony Pictures (rated G, 93 min.)
released in 2010. click here

movieAnother Beautiful story
of pure and simple Love
may be found in reading about
Greyfriars Bobby,
the dog who for 14 years
guarded his masters grave,
in Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh, Scotland.
This Love story
was posted on April 22, 2015
in William’s Weblog.
click here to read

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     Greyfriars Bobby

Please
do not wonder
why our students
are found embracing,
feeding and playing
with our precious adopted
animal friends.
They are busy
with the real
purpose of life

– giving and receiving
unconditional Love,
discovering that
it really does exist.

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The real purpose of life.

You and I make it possible
to experience
unconditional Love
given so freely by our friends,
who sometimes happen to be dogs
and other beautiful Creations of God.
What we do is truly heart-felt
in so many ways.
Through our Loving work,
their precious lives are sustained
and our lives
are made worth living.

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We are all on a journey.

My Dear Friends,
stop holding your breath.
ONLY Love shines the way
into Paradise!

Yes,
Love can move
in slow motion,
somewhere below
the speed of Life.
But it also moves
at the speed of LIGHT,
between your smiles
and the moments
that take
your breath away.

To be in Love
with Life
is to be searching
for your Soul

Anything less
than Love,
is a flash dance
  with death.

Your passion for Life,
your search for Love,
your compassion
for others,
for ALL of God’s
beautiful Creations,
make Life happen.

Our culture
has vastly restricted our sense
of what is possible.
But it is time
My Friends,
to transcend
our self-imposed limits.

Though we have seen the Truth,
we keep losing sight of it,
and then,
we have to find it again.

We are all on a journey
to encounter Love,
to find the Ultimate Truth,
UNKNOWING,
so very unaware,
it lies
through the door
of our Faith,
between the covers
of a Book
more widely read
than any other
ever published on
this Earth –
The Holy Bible.

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If you wish to see
with your own eyes,
the silent Tribute
to Love,
to the Infinite and Everlasting,
Unconditional Love of God

for you and for me,
go outside tonight
and just look up.

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It is time
My Friend,
for your day
to begin,
with the rising of the Sun
in your precious Heart.

Living Life
through Love,
is flying high enough
to finally see
where you have been,
and where
you should have been going
all along.

Goodnight.

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Living Life through Love is flying high.

Recommended websites/resources
for Gifted Education:

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Finding-and-Forging-Gifted-Friendships

Raising-Poppies

Perfectionism-Fear-of-Failure

Profoundly-Gifted-Guilt

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40-Sites-To-Bookmark-if-Your-Child

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for more from My Little Poppies. Com

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How precious did Grace appear in the form of pure Love. We do not have enough time left on this Earth to count all the Blessings. (Photo of my precious Rosie)

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Sunshine Things Far More Than Real / What an Adventuresome Trip / Thank You

“A million Tomorrows
shall all pass away

Ere I forget all the Joy
that is mine,
Today.”

– Randy Sparks

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          We live in two Worlds.

The Song your Life
is singing,
can become
like a Beautiful Prayer.
Such is the music
that gives meaning
to Life,
and everything else
there.

“There will be another
song for me,

For I will sing it.
There will be another
dream for me,

Someone will bring it.”
Jimmy Webb

My Dear Friends,
no one can take
what lives within,
for your dreams
are Sunshine Things.
They do not melt
in the dark.
Tomorrow appears
when we close our eyes
and see with Hope
in our Heart,
and not with what lies
brilliantly lit by the Sun
in disguise.

“What life does to me
is not the same thing
as who I am.”
– Michael Brown

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The dawn of things far more than real.

We live
in two Worlds:
one is the Dawn,
the other mirrors the Dawn
of things far more than real,
that we so very deeply
Love
we breathe
Life into them,
that we cherish
above all things
and carry forever
in our Hearts,
that we create
and no one can take apart,
that we Believe in
and celebrate
in song,
as we so joyfully
sing along
all night long
in dreams waking
to the wonder
of who we are.

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     Dreams are sunshine things.

The reflections of our thoughts
and our dreams
look through us
and into the future,
to see what eyes
cannot see
and open the gate
to a tomorrow
no longer held in the arms
of the past.

My Friends,
the mirror
is doing the
looking.

The world of our
imagination
is where we truly Live,
where we
belong.
Far more than figment,
it is the light bearer
of tomorrow,
the touchstone of reality,
without which
we shall not thrive,
and never survive.

“Not only is the universe
stranger than we imagine,

it is stranger
than we can imagine.”

Sir Arthur Eddington

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No one can take what lives within.

Imagination is far more real than reality.
It is more important
than knowledge,
which is very limited
to what we now know and
think we understand.

Imagination embraces Worlds
unknown,
and perhaps unknowable,
without nurturing an environment
where dreams really do
come true.

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Reality is a projection of what we IMAGINE.

And far more importantly,
through a child’s eyes,
JOY and wonder
are what imagination brings.
For without JOY,
why dream and wonder
at all?

“Reality is merely an illusion,
albeit a very persistent one.”
– Albert Einstein

Albert reportedly
may have more properly said,
“To make an apple pie
first you must invent
a Universe.”

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Without JOY, why dream and wonder at all?

We live in a beautiful Universe.
But it is a Universe
of our own making,
created within the infinite depths
of the Human mind
and the Human Heart.
It is a projection
of what we believe,
what we want,
what we need,
what we IMAGINE.

And WHAT fires
the Human mind
to create such unfathomable Beauty
as may be found
all around
and in our tomorrow?

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The mirror is doing the looking.

“Imagination is born
when LOVE‘S alive,
a Spirit creating a place
for you and I.
Together let’s ride away
to find the Universe,
and let our dreams
live our lives.”
– Earth, Wind and Fire

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We live in an Unfathomable Universe of OUR OWN MAKING.

Sleep well my Friends,
and Pray
for what truly matters:
all the Love in your Heart
to give to another,
the words
in your Song
to sing
until Dawn,
the time to spend
Loving others,
the Joy you refine
and define,
as we live
and come alive again
to share the happiness
you give,
and give,
and give.

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One is the Dawn, the other mirrors the Dawn of things far more than real.

The real Dawn
is in your dreams,
in your Spirit Divine
that lives within.
It lights the path
for those who follow
and have never seen.
The children of tomorrow
live between
the Loving Thoughts
of God
and your very beautiful
dreams.

“Neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor principalities, nor powers,
nor things present,

nor things to come, nor height, nor depth,
nor any other creature,
shall be able to separate us
from the Love of God.”
– Romans viii.38, 39.

God still breathes
His Life
into every fiber
of your Being.

Yes,
you can live your Life
again,
and when you
awake,
become what you
dream.

Goodnight.

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God Be with You Till We Meet Again in the Sunshine of Your Dreams.

“Take me to the breaking
of a beautiful dawn.

Take me to the place
where we come from.

Take me to the end
so I can see the start.”

The Wailin’ Jennys

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The Dawn is in your dreams.

“I’ll catch the sun
And never give it back again.
I’ll catch the sun
And keep it for my own.
Perhaps, in time

I’ll even share my sun
With that new anyone
To whom I gave my hand.”
– Rod McKuen

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    The beautiful Old Mill

What an Adventure

On our adventuresome trip to Little Rock last week
we learned about Central High School’s place
in the civil rights movement,
explored the Clinton Presidential Center,
toured the Old Mill (a real work of art and Dr. A’s favorite)
and imagined a world free of hunger
and poverty at the Heifer Village.

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                                      Heifer Village

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    USS Razorback

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Sometimes you just need to get up and stretch.

We also enjoyed
the historical bus tour of
Little Rock,
enjoyed the interactive and informative
displays at the Museum of Discovery,
shopped at the Farmer’s Market,
explored the Maritime Museum, holding a collection from the Arkansas River Historical Society featuring the history of the Arkansas River,
and experienced the sights, sounds, and smells
of submarine service when we stepped
aboard the historic submarine
USS Razorback.
This fabulous Museum hosts exhibits dedicated to America’s rich naval history.

What a marvelous tour of the World War II Submarine.

DSC05501Favorite among many students
were the nine hour rides on the
Amtrak Train.
What a relaxing
and memorable time!

The observation car was truly
delightful. Just ask Dr. A.
He may still be there.

My very sincere gratitude goes to Gina Moreland for planning yet another wonderful and adventuresome trip. You are awesome!

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          Observation car

And thank you to all the beautiful parents who are always so helpful and generous with their time and their precious Love to all our students and staff. You are deeply appreciated and Loved.

And kids, you are unbelievable and terrific!
Thank you for all truly beautiful memories. Watching you grow in mind and Love and Spirit is more beautiful and precious than any unforgettable Sunset or any Flower sent by God from Heaven Above. Keep laughing. Keep smiling. This is your moment. This is your story. We know you by the Songs that your precious Hearts Sing.

And my most sincere gratitude to LeVonna Anderson for putting up with me for thirty four years. What courage! What fortitude! What Love a Heart can bring. What a beautiful Song a Heart can Sing.

What a truly marvelous Lady!

What a privilege and an Honor to be with you.

Thank you.

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                          Clinton Presidential Center

More photographs next week.

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Brilliantly lit by the Sun in disguise.

The Armour of God: Truth / Artificial Sweeteners / Friday: at school

“One’s age should be tranquil,
as childhood should be playful.
Hard work at either extremity of life
seems out of place.
At midday the sun may burn,
and men labor under it;
but the morning and evening
should be alike
calm and cheerful.”

 – Thomas Arnold

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                          Tranquil

“Life’s a Love song,
enjoy the music
but listen to the words”
– Desmond Fouche

Alcohol
is not about a drink,
it is about
Truth.

Those in sufferance of alcoholism
can tell you exactly how long
they have been sober.

Why?

They keep alive the memory
of their last drink.

Why?

With every Blessed new day,
just one day at a time,
they take one more step
down the very long,
seemingly eternal path
to recovery,
if they survive.

Unknowingly, they were influenced
to ingest the horrendous
excrement of bacteria
known as alcohol.

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             Listen to the words.

The truth,
which was never shared with them,
could have set them free,
the TRUTH about what exactly it was
they were filling their precious
and Sacred lives with.

ALL alcoholic drinks
are made by fermentation caused by bacteria
feeding on the yeast cells, then defecating.
This bacterial excrement is called
ALCOHOL.

Yeast are microbial fungi.
They are the cause of fermentation,
eating the sugars and pooping alcohol
while burping CO2.

With ongoing exposure to alcohol,
the brain starts to adapt to these chemical changes.
When alcohol is present in the brain for long periods
the brain seeks to compensate for its effects.
To restore a balanced state,
the function of certain neurotransmitters
begins to change so that the brain
can perform more normally
in the presence of alcohol.

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Our natural world is beautiful at every level.

With acute intoxication
the brain chemistry is altered.
The child you sent out
into this deceptive world,
who becomes an alcoholic,
is NOT the same child
his precious Mother gave birth to.
Yes,
if dependence to alcohol develops,
brain chemistry is altered.
Source: HealthTap, read more
Alcohol acts on receptors
that inhibit nerve transmission;
the earliest inhibition
is in the very front of the brain
where our inhibitions and judgements are stored.
The higher the dose,
the more sedation,
and in very high doses sleep, coma and
death.
Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease
that is the result of damage to liver tissue
with scarring of the liver causing progressive
decrease in liver function,
excessive fluid in the abdomen,
bleeding disorders, increased pressure
in the blood vessels, and
brain function disorders.
Excessive alcohol use
is the leading cause of cirrhosis.
Can you waste years of your precious life
spent in drunken waste
caused by bacterial waste?

Yes. Yes.

Yes!

I have been witness
to so very many who have truly suffered
and lost everything in life
their health, the precious and vital Love
of those around them,
their family, their home,
their once very beautiful
dignity.

They count their days spent
walking down a very lonely path
with no hope, no friends and no Salvation.
All that went before
is water over the dam.
It is much like,
they never existed.

Alcohol use can also lead to
increased risk of other health problems
such as injuries, violence and cancer.

Nearly 88,000 people
die from alcohol-related causes annually,
making it the fourth leading preventable cause
of death in the United States alone.

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The Ghost of Hamlet’s Father

In 2012, 3.3 million deaths,
or 5.9 percent of all global deaths
were attributable to alcohol consumption.
More than 10 percent of all U.S. children
live with a parent with alcohol problems.
1,825 college students die
from alcohol-related unintentional injuries,
including motor-vehicle crashes.

696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24
are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.

97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24
report experiencing alcohol-related
sexual assault or date rape.

And the list just goes
on and on and on and on.
read more

But there is Hope.
There is knowledge.
There is Prayer.
There is
God.

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             A very lonely path.

My Friends,
another Truth
relates to other drinks
you, and your children,
need to know about:
they use the artificial sweetener
aspartame.

Many Diet drinks contain
the artificial sweetener aspartame,
produced from the waste
produced by genetically modified
E. coli bacteria
.

This bacterial waste is treated
to turn the large peptide
and a free carboxyl group
into a dipeptide.
The dipeptides are then treated with alcohol
and methanol
to produce aspartame.

The patent for this product
refers to “cloned microorganisms”
later (?) revealed to be genetically
modified E. coli bacteria.
They are modified to produce
an especially large peptide used to create
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The cultivated and well-fed bacteria
then produce proteins
which contain the aspartic acid – phenylalanine
amino acid segment
required to produce the sweetener.

Many Diet drinks
contain the artificial sweetener aspartame,
produced from the waste
produced by genetically modified
E. coli bacteria
.

Yuk!

The European patent for aspartame
is now available online,
and it confirms the artificial sweetener
is made from the waste products
of genetically modified E. coli bacteria.
read more

One diet drink company ran an ad campaign
defending their use of aspartame,
saying studies support the product’s
safety.

My Dear Friends,
what are we filling
the precious lives of
our children with?
How did our society
evolve into such a heartless,
mindless morass of
misaligned and morbid
immorality?

Perhaps,
we should fill our minds
and our Hearts
with the Truth,
first.

Children
cannot protect themselves.
That is our job!

Arm yourself
and place the Armour of God
around your child!
And that Armour is as simple as
TRUTH.

And please,
do not fail to also
VOTE with your DOLLARS.
I beg of you,
do not spend your
hard earned money
to support uncaring corporations
bent ONLY upon increasing their
bottom line
at the expense of the health of our
very Precious Children.

“Stand firm
in the belt of TRUTH

buckled around your waist”
– Ephesians 6:14.

The belt of truth involves two places;
our hearts and our minds.
Truth keeps us secure
and makes effective the other armour.
The belt of truth holds our amour in place.
Walk in the light of God’s Truth.

“Teach me your ways, O Lord,
that I may live according to your
truth!”

– Psalm 86:11

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        The TRUTH is beautiful.

My Precious Friends,
let me visit with you
about you.

We are very hard on ourselves
about mistakes made long, long ago.
We do not forgive ourselves,
even though we may come to accept
God’s Forgiveness.

“Forgetting the past
and looking forward to what lies ahead
is what God desired for His children.”
– Philippians 3:13b,14

My Friends,
God desires you to ask
for His Forgiveness.
And He wants you to
Forgive yourself.
We are just human.
Only human,
Very, very fragile human beings.

“But one thing I do:
forgetting what lies behind
and straining forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize
of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
– Philippians 3:13b-14

Is that not what YOU desire
for your child?
Well,
that is what your Father
in Heaven
desires for YOU.

Forgiveness
is a truly beautiful thing.

Goodnight.

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The child you sent out into this deceptive world, who becomes an alcoholic, is NOT the same child his precious Mother gave birth to.

Our Hamlet
production is a beautiful success.
We will have more information next week.
Our sincere gratitude to Director
George X Rodriguez.
What a tremendous undertaking!
When time permits
We will have more.
Thank you ALL.

IMPORTANT  DATES
April 15 Adventure Trip payment balance was due
May 1 Tuition Due for 2016-2017 school year
May 16-20 Adventure Trip to Little Rock, Ark.
May 20 Last Day of School
(See William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted Wed. at 7:00 p.m.)

Spring Trip Itinerary

It’s time for our Spring Adventure Trip, and we are headed to Little Rock, Ark.  Little Rock has a big role in history. Here, we will learn about Central High School’s place in the civil rights movement, explore the Clinton Presidential Center & imagine a world free of hunger & poverty at Heifer Village.

*  Be sure to have ALL forms signed, dated and witnessed (where required) and turned in to Dr. A. by Monday, MAY 9. NO, you may NOT participate without these forms properly completed.

dead king Monday       Meet at the Train Station at 12:30 p.m.
Do NOT be late! Do NOT drop off your child without Dr. or Mrs. Anderson present!
Depart Fort Worth by Train   2:20 p.m. (Meet at the Train Station)
Arrive Little Rock                 11:30 p.m. We will be picked up by bus for transport to the hotel (and later to other Arkansas Destinations)

 Tuesday       Farmer’s Market (River Center)    7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

                      Lunch                                          12:00 p.m.

Tour of Clinton Library                1:30 p.m.

Heifer Village                               4:00 p.m.

 Wednesday  Historical Bus Tour 10:00 am (4 hours).  * Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 9:30 a.m.

 Thursday     Museum of Discovery               10:00 a.m.

                      Maritime Museum                       1:00 p.m.

 Friday         Transportation to train station 2:00 a.m. This is NOT a misprint. Wake up & get on board!

Depart from Little Rock             3:10 a.m.                                                                       Now you can sleep.)

Arrive in Fort Worth                   1:25 p.m.fight

 Additional events include: Peabody Park, Big Dam Bridge, and River Lights in the Rock.

The itinerary is susceptible to change. A hot breakfast is included at the Hotel. Lunch and dinner will be additional expenses, and we ask all students to order from the children’s menus, which are more reasonably priced.

Departure for Little Rock is at 1:20 p.m. on Monday, May 16, from the Fort Worth International Transportation Center, 1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Meet at the Train Station with your luggage at 12:30 p.m. Do  NOT  be  Late.

Please check with Dr. Anderson to be sure he has ALL current telephone numbers to reach you. It is CRITICAL that we be able to contact you in case of an emergency.

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The story retold in shadows.

Reminders: TUITION for 2016-17 was due MAY 1
If you have not paid the balance for the trip, we NEED it no later than May 8.  

Thank You
Bill  &  LeVonna

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There is Hope.   There is Prayer.      There is God.

The Vocabulary of Pure Joy

Words can liberate you. They can begin the flow of what you feel into an upward, outward spiral that overwhelms the senses, sublimates your ego and shapes you into an authentic and human being.

Expressions from the heart set this moment free to be all that it can be. Putting what you love and why you love into words empowers you to transcend every obstacle previously placed in your path. You are, effectively, in an out of body experience. You become one with the destiny of your dreams. And you come to exist in more than one place at one time.

Words, spoken, transcribed or imagined into being, placed into music, poetry or whispered softly into the narrow space between you and one you love can become the elixir, the tonic, the magic ingredient, the missing formula for saving a relationship, uniting a nation or for the salvation of mankind.

Kept in touch with your deepest desires and in time with the beat of your heart, what you express can liberate you from the past, heal a wounded heart and turn the next page of your life.

So breathe deeply, calm your mind and reach deep down inside your heart to reflect upon the last tender moment of pure joy that you felt. Tell someone, anyone, what you found in that rare moment and how you felt. Now, know that you can feel that way again. Where you last found pure joy, there it always lay.

We are born into such a moment, in such love, and we never really lose it, we just lose the way. So put it into words, music, poetry and into an envelope and mail it to someone you love or just show up on their doorstep.

The heart beats with a rhythm unknown, until someone listens to it.