Words are Useless to Describe the Beauty of this World / The Sweetest Gift You Can Ever Give is the Gift of Yourself / School Calendar

Words are useless
to describe the Beauty
of this World.

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 My Dear Friends,
the Sun and Moon

rise in your eyes.

If
you reach out to speak
tender words of understanding
to someone in need
of compassion,
you will feel their Heart beat.
The Love you give
will be the Gift you give
yourself.

Flowers
ever open our Hearts,
and give to us
all
of their Beauty.
They feel
the Light of Love
beamed into their Being,
and share
this Love
with you
and me.

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Traces of
this Love
are left within,
majestically Flowering
on powerful pathways
to Higher realms
of the Human Heart.
Such benevolent Beauty
provides a deep and lasting
Communion
with Creation.

A hushed feeling
of Love
mingles with the Light.
God’s Love for us
is proclaimed by each
Sunrise.

The Light
of God’s Love
shines through
His every Creation.
Yes,
it shines in
you.

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The Divine Light
of God’s Love
is everywhere,
in every Time,
and every space.

His Love is powerful and so very
Beautiful.
And our ability to Love,
and the idea of knowing 
that we are Loved by others,
is amazing.

God Loves you more in one moment
than anyone could Love you
in a lifetime.

Prayer and meditation
are ways of nourishing and blossoming
the Divine within you.
They can ease your anxieties

and the pain inside your precious
Heart.

God understands our Prayers,
even when we can’t find the words
to say them.

Yes,
the origin of our Love
is God
“We Love because
He first Loved us.”
1 John 4:19

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is the reason Love exists.
Our Love
  is feeble compared to the Love
of God for us.
His Love is Eternal.

“Nothing
in or of this World
measures up to the simple pleasure
of experiencing the presence
of God.”
Aiden Wilson Tozer

When you Love
another,
the gentleness you feel inside 
cannot be denied.
The Gift of yourself
is the Light that glows
in the Hearts of those
who know it is
a Flame that warms
and grows.

True Love
will assume a place
that Time cannot erase.
With Faith in our Creator,
Love will take us
where we need to go.
Reach out
to every Living Creation
with all the Love
in your precious Heart,
and feel the beat of God’s Heart.
And
Love will Never
let you go.

You
will never feel
lonely or unloved
again.

Love
is the Gift
you give yourself.

Goodnight.

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The Sweetest Gift You Can Ever Give is the Gift of Yourself

One simple gift is the gift of listening. Listening is a silent form of flattery. Maybe it is listening to a small child who wants to show you a treasure they find absolutely fascinating. When my mother was in the nursing home, I learned how very much the residents treasured having someone really listen to them. Most people listen waiting for a gap in the conversation so they can speak or listen for just enough information to present their point of view. How many times do we really focus and listen. Are you ever guilty of stopping listening to your spouse because you have been together so long you think you already know what they are going to say?

Giving of our time and focused attention is one of the sweetest gifts we can ever give.

Another gift we can all give is writing a simple 2 line note. Walt Whitman was born in the early 1800’s and he was struggling to get anyone to pay any attention to his poetry. One day a little 2 line note arrived. It simply said, “I am not blind to the wit and wisdom of the Leaves of Grass. I greet you At the beginning of a great career.” Signed Ralph Waldo Emerson. I’ll bet Whitman kept that note. We all keep those special notes. Maybe we keep them in a scrapbook or drawer or even a box but we keep them. Leaves of Grass was published in 1855 when Whitman was 36 years old. 36 in 1855 was much later in life than our 36 in 2009. I greet you at the beginning of a great career.

Who is it in your life right now who deserves that little 2 line note from you? Write down the names of 3 people who deserve a note of encouragement, inspiration, or appreciation from you?

Giving of yourself to help others feel good is a gift of sharing Gods love. We are the children of a loving God. He is our father and he wants the best for us.

He sat in my soul and guided me as a single mother, many times with not enough money to feed the 3 of us. He gave me wisdom to share with those two adorable little boys which I had absolutely no way of knowing. My own childhood had been the total opposite of Ward and June Cleaver. How many of you remember the show Leave it to Beaver? I gave those boys love and encouragement and self confidence that I had never experienced. God did it for me. There is no other answer. They are wonderful men, great daddy’s and loving husbands. With Gods help the chain of abuse was broken. I am so deeply grateful.

It is said that the vibration in the room raised simply by having Mother Theresa walk into the room. Serotonin is the chemical in the brain which is the “feel good” chemical. It is a known fact that the serotonin increases in the brain of a person doing a kind deed for another. Not only that but the serotonin increases in the brain of the person receiving the act of kindness and it is even a known fact that it increases in the brains of people watching an act of kindness.

Do something good for someone today with the absolute knowing that they could never repay you. Spread Gods love by doing kind acts for others just for the joy of doing a kind act.

Giving is all about sharing the gifts God has given you.

We all have gifts. Whether it is art as in making cards or pictures, or cooking or music or reading or kind acts to other people. We all have gifts to share. The most cherished gift is a gift of the heart. A gift of yourself.

When I was a broke student secretary in college I worked for Dr. Reilly. Doc was brilliant beyond belief. He carried his Phi Beta Kappa key on his rosary every day. Docs honors filled several pages of a vita. With that many accolades, he could have been arrogant and egotistical but he was not. He was humble. When I went above and beyond my hours to do some special task for him, he knew I could not be paid. His hobby was growing long stem red roses. I knew after each of those tasks I would come in the next morning to a long stem red rose on my desk. He had his special way of saying thank you. I treasured those roses. A gift of appreciation and kindness.

There are so many ways we can give.

I truly believe God brought me here for a reason. I had every argument in the world why I could not make the move from Steamboat. He gently but firmly said “Castle Rock” for a year. Despite every reason why it should not have been possible, I am here in exactly the size house I wanted, the exact location, the exact price and the exact timing.

God opened to me a love for speaking and writing which I had never known or experienced. Apparently He was waiting for me to be ready to receive and share this gift. What gift is God waiting to open for you? What gift do you have to share? He gave each and every one of us gifts. It is like the talents in the Bible. He expects us to develop and multiply those gifts.

I am so blessed and so grateful for my life.

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks for the abundance in your life and you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law. The more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.

Give of yourself, give of your gifts and be grateful to God for all of your blessings.

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show Life you have a thousand reasons
to Smile.”
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A More Complete Picture of Reality / How Parents Can Help Children of the Pandemic Cope / School Calendar 2020-21

Precious Memories
invite us to turn the clock back
to our days growing up,
when LOVE was there,
and we felt
it could be here
for an Eternity!

To feel our Eternal Reality,
we need to
silence our thoughts.

Our True Reality can be perceived
through our Loving Heart
and peaceful mind.
Deep Meditation
and Prayer

enable us
to reveal what is truly
Real.

“. . . when thou Prayest,
enter into thy closet
and when thou has shut thy door,
Pray to thy Father
which is in secret.”
Matthew 6:5-6

Whenever we are thinking,
we are not mentally at the place
where we are thinking.
Our thoughts
take us to another
time and another
place.

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This web of illusion
we call Life and Living,
can be placed into a better perspective
when we cross over
to the boundaries
of Spiritual awareness.
.
Explanations of the Infinite
cannot be attained using
finite means.

Within the illusion of physical reality,
it is simply not possible
to truly understand
anything.
.
Physical Reality
simply
does not exist.
.
Physical reality
is what we create
within our consciousness.
It exists inside of us,
not outside.

My Dear Friends,
reality
transcends all of our notions about reality.
Our thoughts change our World,
with intensity.
Our thoughts can become so powerful
that they change everything
about us.

Thoughts can fester like
an open wound
and marinate in our minds,
infecting
every emotion and behavior
until they manifest into reality.

The way we think about ourselves
turns into our reality.
Our thoughts affect reality
when we believe they do.

Our Beliefs
are us.

Orange Flower With Butterfly

When we realize how powerful Belief is,
we can come to understand
how our Belief in God
transcends the illusions of Life.

When the illusions disappear,
so too do our
fears and anxieties.

Our Belief
in the Love of God,
and in our Love
for each other,

creates reality not by what we think,
but by what we feel.

Our Heart
 is one with God,
in Its entirety.
Our reality
is
a manifestation of the Love

of our Father in Heaven.
We do not just Love,
we are Love.

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God’s Precious Word’s
 enable us to recognize thoughts for what they really are,
and how to act or not act
upon them.
And inner Joy and Peace of mind
can then come effortlessly,
when we Live our precious Life
with His Guidance
and His
purpose.

The Sacred Words of our Lord
will
provide Life-changing insights

on your existence
and on every thing
you experience.

Your time of suffering and pain
can lead you
to a greater experience of the World,
through the
Sacred Time and Space of Prayer.
Your Communion with God
will connect you to a reality
that transcends fear.
The Fabric of Love

transcends our Earthly matrix.
 Love

transcends any form of conscious thought.

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In 1961, Eugene Wigner,
Nobel Prize winning physicist, 
outlined a thought experiment that demonstrated
a paradox of quantum mechanics. 
It shows how the very strange nature of the Universe
allows two observers to experience
different realities.

This experiment
explored the nature of measurement
 to see if objective facts
can even
exist.

At Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh Scotland
  they performed this experiment for the first time
and have created different realities and compared them.
And they concluded Wigner was correct –
realities can be made irreconcilable
so that it is impossible to agree
on objective facts.

The unique experiment reveals
that both realities can coexist
even though they produce irreconcilable outcomes,
just as Wigner predicted.

The results are forcing physicists to reconsider
the nature of reality.

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Observers,
like YOU and me,
have the freedom to make whatever observations
we want.
Real
Life
is not a movie you watch.
It is a movie you make.

Physicists look beyond the Human mind
for external reality,
but that reality isn’t absolute
Truth.

What is True
is whatever is True
 at one moment in Time
for one person.
Reality is subjective to each person.
 We simply cannot project our Beliefs onto others
– we simply cannot do horrible things to others
in the name of what we Believe!
If we the people understand this,
there
will be much more
Peace
in the World.

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To create a climate
for World Peace and understanding
we must realize
that it is our purpose,
and our role.

“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.”
Jill Jackson-Miller and Sy Miller

When Jill Jackson-Miller
talked about the context of the above lyrics
that she authored,
she said:

“When I attempted suicide [in 1944]
and I didn’t succeed,
I knew for the first time
Unconditional Love
which God is.
You are totally Loved, totally accepted,
just the way you are.
In that moment I was not allowed to die,
and something happened to me,
which is very difficult to explain.
I had an Eternal Moment of Truth,
in which I knew I was Loved,
and I knew I was here for a purpose.”

Research tells us
that objective reality does not exist.
It suggests that a physical reality we can agree on, 
the idea of locality
must be wrong.

My Dear Friends,
the next step is to go further
and realize
there is more to Life
than Life,
more to reality
than physical reality.

“There are more things in Heaven and Earth,
Horatio,

than are dreamt of
in your philosophy.”

William Shakespeare

And what is there?

You are Eternal,
and in the death of your physical body,
you awaken to another World
that feels more real than
Human Life.

“A greater reality
underlies and enfolds the material World
that we see, hear, touch, smell, and taste.
Today, we know clearly, certainly
the nature of the greater reality and afterlife.
People just have to learn what we now know.
Those who come to know
will cease to fear death and will live together
in Peace and brotherhood.”

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Angel, Commemorate, Needles, CemeteryWe will never fully comprehend
our True nature.

God Is Incomprehensible
and Knowable
at the Same Time.

The Holy Bible
is clear
that God is ultimately
incomprehensible

to us.
We can never comprehend
His Being.

God is Infinite.
,
The Created
cannot comprehend
the Creator.

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Yes,
there are Mysteries
we will never fully comprehend,
but the Light of Faith
enables us to grasp
at least part of their meaning.

Because we strive to know God,
we can pursue Truth.
Since we do not fully know God,
we will never fully understand
the World,
or the true nature of reality.
Absolute truth resides only in God.
But this does not prevent us
from seeking to understand our
World.

..“I saw every work of God,
and that a man is unable
to comprehend the work
that is done under the Sun.
Despite his efforts to search it out,
he cannot find its meaning;
even if the wise man claims to know,
he is unable to comprehend.”
Ecclesiastes 8:17 
.
There is nothing “out there.”
It is all inside of our consciousness.
The physical Universe
simply does not exist

without you.
.

You are it,
it is you.
As we awaken we realize
that we “are” the reality
that we previously thought we existed
“in.
Traveling in space and time
is traveling in us.

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Physical reality is a
reflection,
like an image in a mirror.
We know
that to change our image in a mirror
from a frown to a smile,
we must smile first
before the mirror can reflect it back to us.
We wouldn’t reach out with our hands
and try to grab hold of the edges of our mouth
in the mirror
and turn them up.

The Philosopher George Berkeley
maintained that physical objects do not exist
independently
of the mind that perceives them.
A thing truly exists
only as long as it is observed;
otherwise,
it is not only meaningless
but simply nonexistent.
The observer and the observed
are one.

But,
by accessing a Higher level of awareness,
beyond the boundaries of
‘physical illusion’,
we escape the constraints imposed upon us
by the finite physical World.

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You,
like the Infinite from which you came,
are part of an Eternal reality.
And,
like the Eternal void,
every Child of God
is filled with Infinite Love
and Infinite possibilities.

My Dear Friends,
experience deep meditation
and Prayer
as a profound silence
beyond
all words, thoughts, feelings, and sensations
“The still point of the turning World,”
as T. S. Eliot called it.

Philosophers and poets and sages
throughout all of our Human history,
have valued the experience
of being in touch
with the source
of their Consciousness.

Those in times passed
gained access to Spiritual Dimensions
by deep meditation and Prayer,
to the World beyond the physical.
And,
they attained a more complete picture
of reality.

The Human Being
is an amazing, brilliantly designed
Spiritual Organism,
having a Human experience
and
capable of stunning and amazing feats
of conscious expansion.
Many
attest to the Miracles of Meditation
and Prayer,
and how it has changed
their precious Lives.

Search the internet
for Prayer and medicine,
and you’ll find plenty of scientific studies
that confirm what the Christian community
has known for thousands of years
… that Prayer works.

“I gotta take a little time,
A little time to think things over.
I better read between the lines
In case I need it when I’m older.
Now this mountain I must climb.
Feels like a World upon my shoulders,
And through the clouds I see Love shine.
It keeps me warm as Life grows colder.
In my Life there’s been heartache and pain.
I don’t know if I can face it again.
Can’t stop now,
I’ve traveled so far.
To change this lonely Life
I wanna know what Love is
I want you to show me.”
Mick Jones

Perceive this moment,
be a part of the reality
revealed
through your
Love.

Walk in Nature
with your Sacred Lord.
Look to the Light.
There you are!
Beautiful.
Your Love is so very
Beautiful.
It is the Light
that shines in your
Heart.

“True Love
is like radium.
It becomes all the more complete
as it is turned towards others.
That is why true happiness
is within everyone’s reach,
even the poorest.”

Robert Baden-Powell

Goodnight.

How Parents Can Help Children of the Pandemic Cope
By Jeanne Erdmann
discovermagazine.com

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Kids are facing plenty of emotional challenges these days. Isolation from friends, remote learning, the loss of the structured school day and the loss of easy access to school counselors.

The stressors we’re all facing reach beyond fear of getting sick from COVID-19, and kids are no different. The toll the disease has taken on the economy, housing, food security and our daily routines of school and work shred our sense of safety and security — the foundation for mental well-being. These pressures make children especially vulnerable to mental health issues, psychiatrist Sara Vinson told attendees at the Association of Health Care Journalists’ virtual summit on Infectious Disease in November 2020.

“So much of what we ask of children — going to school, being engaged — requires them to believe that they are going to grow up and be an adult; that they have a future,” says Vinson, a psychiatrist at Morehouse School of Medicine and the Emory University School of Medicine, because the sense of control over how their future is going to look depends on feeling safe and secure.

At the summit, Elizabeth Stuart, a mental health researcher at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said there’s not enough good data on children’s mental health during the pandemic because most surveys are done on adults. And even without surveys, Vinson and others are seeing an increase in anxiety, depression, and thoughts about suicide in children and adolescents.

The Family Meltdown

Stressed out kids show some of the same warning signs as adults do — like isolation and withdrawing from friends or activities. In general, parents or caregivers should watch for changes in a child’s behavior that are not normal for them, says Amy Geinert, a counselor at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. For example, if your child went from being diligent about schoolwork to avoiding online classes because of feeling overwhelmed.

Some kids might tell parents what’s bothering them, while others may act out or complain about headaches or stomach aches. Some may sleep too much, or too little. Younger children may become extra clingy, have more tantrums or cry more. Some risk factors can increase the risk of suicide in kids, such as feeling like they are too much of a burden. This blog post from CHOC Children’s, the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, offers tips to recognize those signs.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends talking to children openly and honestly about the pandemic because avoiding these conversations does not protect them. And don’t bother trying to hide your own worries, because kids pick up on everything. “It’s one of their magical powers,” says Alejandra Gonzalez Rodriguez, a family and marriage therapist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Just make sure that what you are sharing is age – appropriate. “You don’t want to tell your 10-year-old that you are having significant financial issues,” she says.

And, if in a weak moment, what you share with your children happens to be your own tantrum, it’s important to recognize what’s happened and just apologize, says Gonzalez Rodriguez. You’ll soothe the child’s feelings, and also show them that healthy relationships ebb and flow between conflict and healing.

Mending the Frayed Safety Net

Unfortunately, at a time when we need to blow off steam, our ways to cope are limited. Finding activities that promote well-being isn’t complicated. Just ask your children what they want to do together as a family, whether that’s cuddling, holding a movie night, or cooking grandma’s favorite recipe. Parents may take these things for granted, but traditions and rituals mean a lot to kids, says Gonzalez Rodriguez.

Also, ask kids what they like to do when they’re not feeling well. To identify those moments, Gonzalez Rodriguez suggests filling out what’s called a feelings thermometer, which helps children (and adults), recognize and speak about their emotions.

Parents can also try exercises like belly breathing and grounding, which, for example, asks kids to look around them and find three 3 green objects. This technique helps shift the focus away from anxious thoughts, but does take practice to have a calming effect, says Gonzalez Rodriguez.

Music can also soothe or entertain. Adam Parker, a school psychologist in the Cherry Creek School District near Denver, takes a fun approach to the social and emotional challenges of being stuck at home. His series of videos on YouTube tackles topics like doubt, grit, and empathy with songs and interviews.

Taking the Next Step Forward

While there are at-home remedies for symptoms of anxiety and depression, reach out to a therapist when your efforts aren’t working. Remember to include yourself, if necessary. “Plenty of parents will seek help for their kids and ignore their own mental health needs,” says Katherine Nelson, an assistant professor of counseling at the University of North Dakota.

There’s still a stigma attached to seeking professional help. Mental health is something people think they can manage on their own, says Nelson. Parents may also feel uncertain or fearful about what seeking mental health means, such as worrying something may be wrong with them, or worrying that seeking help for their kids may reflect poorly on them as a parent, she says. “It takes a lot of strength to ask for help, and it’s also scary,” says Nelson, who also urges us to be OK with the fact that everything has changed.

In fact, finding ways to stay positive — as challenging as that is these days — helps build resilience, in part, by how we frame the stories that we tell ourselves, says Gonzalez Rodriguez. While this may sound abstract, how we look at adversity helps or harms our ability to overcome problems. If we tell our kids that we can overcome the pandemic, then that’s the narrative they will have, she says.

Remember, too that kids bounce back. Even with the scary unknowns about the pandemic, we can still move forward, and perhaps be stronger because of the experience, says Geinert.

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Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
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for updated information.

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if school is closed due to
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God’s Love For You Is Deathless / Bill Kincaid’s Wizard’s Gambit / Why is Coffee Good For You? / TUESDAY, Jan. 5 – We Begin Again

Person Holding White Daisy Flower

“Nothing
can be Loved or hated
unless it is first understood.”

Leonardo da Vinci.

God’s Love for you
is deathless.

The Blessings of Blissful moments
are Lived and Loved
on the pathway to Happiness,
as we struggle with all the misfortunes
of this World,
and Pray to God
to shield us from harm.

In the brightest of days
and the darkest of nights,
amidst your Happiest moments

and gloomiest hours,
there can be a Soft Breeze flowing
through your Life,

the Breath of God,
the Spirit of the Lord
Passing By.

All
that is needed
is Prayer.

The Banner of our purpose
for existence, for Love, for Life,
floats calmly in this Gentle Breeze,
 of God’s Unbounded Love for us.

We may have unlimited confidence
in the Love and Care
God will have
for His Precious Children
of Faith.

Such Faith
is simple
and profound.
It is the same
Faith,
that may be found
in the Love
your Children feel
for you.

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Feel gratified to God
for the Beauty all around,
found in every Leaf
and every Tree,
in everything that was,
and is,
and is to be.
.

The Hope
in all our future years,

the only Hope
there may be,
resides in our Love
for each other,
the Love
God has given

to you
and me.

 The Love
of our Lord
is kept among even the dimmest memories
of Childhood.
In the Maternal Care
we share,
is the warmth and tender
caress
of all the Love
that is there.

Yes,
the Beauty
of all things
can be beheld
by you.
This knowledge,
this awareness,
gives you
Birth
anew.

There are words Sacred
in number
that let us explore
unfettered
the Eternal Nature
of God’s Love.
They are here,
they are real.
And they reside
within the Holy Word
of God.

In the Eyes of God
every
teardrop is timeless,
every smile
remains in the Heart.
You
are Forever Eternal
in the Love of God
that Created you.

lily flower

In every Flower we see,
Blossoms the Love
that Flows
Eternally.
In
the Natural World,
not built by
you and me,
is
the Love of God,
painted
on every Living Thing
that dwells
in the Forest of His Heart,
for you
and for me.

The Holy Word of God
is filled with His Promises
to provide the rest we need.
Our Precious Father
in Heaven Above
is an Endless Source of
Peace and Strength.

                       Painted on every Living Thing.

And
rest is important

to our Spiritual Walk with the Lord.
Mental and physical rest
allows our mind and our body,
and, importantly, our Spirit
to renew
and begin again each Blessed Gift
of Day,
with renewed strength
and purpose.

My Dear Friends,
during this precarious time 
of worry and stress,
rest
is important to your physical Being,

and
your Spiritual Walk

with the Lord.

Many people today

don’t appreciate the true value
of rest,
physical and Spiritual.
.
 God is an endless source of
Peace and Strength.

“In order for God’s Strength
to manifest and present in our Lives
we must have
Faith.”

Hebrews 11:1

Goodnight.

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There is a fantastic
book by Bill Kincaid:
Wizard’s Gambit.

This is Bill’s first
science fiction/fantasy book.

The central figure is
Max Strider,
the sole survivor
of a mission to explore
a distant planet
classified as EVE (Earth Virtual Equivalent).
But there are differences:
like Fire-breathing Dragons & Wizards
who shoot lightning bolts and
work powerful magic.

Will Max’s knowledge of
science and technology
prevail against the dangers
he will face?

.Bill is a Dear Friend
and a wonderful author.
He is also
our school attorney
and
my former debate partner
when we were students at
Hardin-Simmons University.

Please consider :
Wizard’s Gambit
by Bill Kincaid
and
THANK YOU!

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/3TPVK7PTNJX4M

Wizard’s Gambit

by Bill Kincaid
Science and Technology
vs.
Magic and Wizardry

Wizard’s Gambit

Although Bill Kincaid spent over 35 years practicing law in Texas, he started out as a writer and journalist whose articles and columns received several state-wide honors. Now that Bill is slowing down his legal practice, he finally has time to return to his writing roots, publishing two historical fiction books and one fractured fairy tale.
Wizard’s Gambit is his first science fiction / fantasy novel. Bill and his wife of over forty years have three adult children.

Q. What books have influenced your Life the most?
.
A. I’ve been most influenced by The Bible and The Science of God. However, my favorite fiction includes White Fang, Hound of the Baskervilles, several of the Thoene books, and The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Jack Reacher, and Divergent series.

Q. Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from this book?

A. Probably someone like Tom Cruise, Matt Damon, or a young version of either Harrison Ford or Mel Gibson.

Q. Tell us about the cover and the inspiration for it.

A. The cover depicts part of a battle between Wizard Malmortiken’s forces and those of King Kylandar.

         Please click this link to read about Wizard’s Gambit:
              https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/3TPVK7PTNJX4M

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coffee chartWhy is Coffee Good For You?
Here Are 7 Reasons
By Kris Gunnars
To read the full article
click here

In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing. Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet.

1. Coffee Can Make You Smarter

The active ingredient in coffee is caffeine, which is a stimulant and the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world. Caffeine’s primary mechanism in the brain is blocking the effects of an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine. By blocking the inhibitory effects of Adenosine, caffeine actually increases neuronal firing in the brain and the release of other neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine.

Many controlled trials have examined the effects of caffeine on the brain, demonstrating that caffeine can improve mood, reaction time, memory, vigilance and general cognitive function.

2. Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat and Improves Physical Performance

There’s a good reason why you will find caffeine in most commercial fat burning supplements.

Caffeine raises metabolism and increases the oxidation of fatty acids.

3. Coffee May Drastically Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes is a lifestyle-related disease that has reached epidemic proportions, having increased 10-fold in a few decades and now afflicting about 300 million people.

In observational studies, coffee has been repeatedly associated with a lower risk of diabetes. The reduction in risk ranges from 23% all the way up to 67%.

A massive review article looked at 18 studies with a total of 457.922 participants. Each additional cup of coffee per day lowered the risk of diabetes by 7%. The more coffee people drank, the lower their risk.

4. Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Not only can coffee make you smarter in the short term, it may also protect your brain in old age.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world and a leading cause of dementia.

In prospective studies, coffee drinkers have up to a 60% lower risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by death of dopamine-generating neurons in the brain. Coffee may lower the risk of Parkinson’s by 32 – 60%.

5. Coffee May be Extremely Good For Your Liver

The liver is a remarkable organ that carries out hundreds of vital functions in the body.

It is very vulnerable to modern insults such as excess consumption of alcohol and fructose. Cirrhosisis the end stage of liver damage caused by diseases like alcoholism and hepatitis, where liver tissue has been largely replaced by scar tissue.

Multiple studies have shown that coffee can lower the risk of cirrhosis by as much as 80%, the strongest effect for those who drank 4 or more cups per day.

Coffee may also lower the risk of liver cancer by around 40%.

6. Coffee May Decrease Your Risk of Dying

In two very large prospective epidemiological studies, drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death by all causes.

This effect is particularly profound in type II diabetics, one study showing that coffee drinkers had a 30% lower risk of death during a 20 year period.

7. Coffee is Loaded With Nutrients and Antioxidants

Many of the nutrients in the coffee beans do make it into the final drink, which actually contains a decent amount of vitamins and minerals.

A cup of coffee contains:

6% of the RDA for Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5).
11% of the RDA for Riboflavin (Vitamin B2).
2% of the RDA for Niacin (B3) and Thiamine (B1).
3% of the RDA for Potassium and Manganese.

May not seem like much, but if you drink several cups of coffee per day then this quickly adds up.

But this isn’t all. Coffee also contains a massive amount of antioxidants.

In fact, coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants in the western diet, outranking both fruits and vegetables combined.

Even though coffee in moderate amounts is good for you, drinking way too much of it can still be harmful.

To make sure to preserve the health benefits, don’t put sugar or anything nasty in your coffee! If it tends to affect your sleep, then don’t drink it after 2 p.m.

If anything, coffee may literally be the healthiest beverage on the planet.

And so, my friends, instead of allowing your children to drink deadly and addictive soft drinks, why not introduce them to something healthy? Yes, like coffee.

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Is Truth Ever a Lie? / School Calendar 2020-21

The motivation
to learn,
and to survive,
lies through the Heart,
not the mind.
Wm. C. Anderson

Tree In Fog At Night

In frequent discortations with other educators,
I found a highly con-substantial Love of what we call
a relaxed and informal atmosphere,
combined with a real commitment to
academic freedom.
If you are old enough, you may actually recall
having teachers who were trusted enough
to make decisions
and conduct the business of counseling,
motivating and teaching children.
.
Oh,
these were the good old days!

These were the generations of Educators
that enabled the children of this Nation
to make the United States the envy of other nations.
These teachers empowered us to become
the only remaining true superpower on earth,
to acquire
more than half the wealth of the World,
while comprising only six percent of its population
and to realize that not locating a Starbucks
could be a significant, Life-altering dilemma.
How does the saying go,
“Only in America”!

We share an abhorrence of those things
that distract children
from academic and thoughtful pursuit.
Their Love of reading meshes beautifully
with our first Love.
We forbid homework
and ask our students instead,
to spend this precious time establishing a Life-time habit
and Love of reading –
with a requirement
that each child read or be read to,
for at least one hour each evening.

Freedom

As with the Finns,
we believe that overly strict rules do not translate
into dedicated scholars.
We harbor only three rules:
to be kind, to be kind and
to be kind.

And when you think deeply about it,
that covers everything.

Moments that linger in the Heart
excite us now and linger on
in the mind.
.
Leave the Flowers of your precious Smiles
at the entrance
to each precious moment.

Without your
Love,
there is no day.

Health experts have been baffled by a rise in suicide among teens and young adults.
  • Suicide is the second-leading cause of death
    for older teens and young adults.
  • The suicide rate has been increasing from 2007.
  • The rate went from 6.8 deaths per 100,000 people to 10.6, according to the CDC report.

A reportTrusted Source
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
shows that the teen suicide rate in the United States
has skyrocketed in recent years.

Suicide was recently ranked as the
second-leading cause of death
for people between the ages of 15 and 24 years old.

Each year, about 7 out of 100,000 young adults
between the ages of 15 and 19
die by suicide each year —
and that number only seems to be growing.
click here to read more

“Goodbye to you my trusted Friend
We’ve known each other since we were nine or ten.
Together we’ve climbed hills and trees
Learned of Love and ABCs
Skinned our Hearts and skinned our knees
Goodbye my friend,
it’s hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
.”

Terry Jacks 
click here to play the song

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At the Anderson School
visitors are sometimes mildly shocked
to find such things as: barefoot boys (and girls)
fluttering down the hall
(they really do feel more relaxed and at home this way),
or a child asleep during the school day
(why fight Mother Nature – if you are tired, rest!
After a nap, children are energized
and ready again to learn and play) and a mild,
low-grade level of chaos can naturally prevail.

                  Another Anderson School Scholar.

This is normal behavior for the young
and can become highly productive.
It provides opportunity for the interplay of ideas
and Hopes and Dreams
as kids banter back and forth.
.
And there are intangibles that result:
the modeling of Creative flux, improved self-esteem
and self-confidence and the intrinsic motivation
generated by the children themselves.
Since our bright students are busy teaching and working
with each other,
the tendency is toward non-stop communication,
as they group themselves according to interests, not age.
Typically, you find a very young scholar teaching older types
and excited to share knowledge.

At our school
students keep the same teachers for many years.
They actually get to know them
and we treat each other like Family.
Why not?
.
Are we not really related
in many ways?
.
We promote self-reliance and autonomous learning,
minimize competition, assail perfectionism,
promote informality
and a relaxed Ho Ho Ho Home-like atmosphere,
remove the harmful
and potentially devastating emphasis upon grades
(no grades or report cards are provided
scholars are expected to perform at a mastery level of 90%
not 70%,
without time constraints)
and, importantly,
we eliminate homework.
As educators, we have had plenty of time during the day
to get the job done.

Think about it!
.
Children NEED to be involved in many
after school activities,
such as
Scouting (my favorite), Golf, Karate, Taekwondo
baseball, piano lessons, and Choir.
The list goes on and on.

A great after school activity
helps children on many levels.
Your child builds community connections,
and makes a positive impact on something
that’s important to him or her..
.
Music
should be an essen­tial part
of every child’s devel­op­ment.
A great song can light up their Hearts,
encour­age them to move around and dance,
and help instill a sense of con­fi­dence.
We can enjoy the ben­e­fits of music
from the moment we are born,
but NOT
if we are pestering our parents
about homework,
asking for help with things like
Algebra,
that one parent never took
and the other one forgot
decades ago.

Scenic Landscape

And parents are essentially not qualified to teach at Home
and do not have the time or patience.
They worked hard all day
and the boss did not assign them
homework.

Parents would not tolerate this.
They would find another employer.
But your children cannot simply find another teacher.
They are riveted to a desk,
with little Hope of finding the time
they need to do the real work of Kids –
they need to
PLAY.

We also provide the freedom to do such things as:
progress at your own pace,
allow children to prepare their own meals
and dine whenever they like
(some “graze” throughout the day)
and play whenever they complete morning or afternoon assignments
(a few will work all weekend so they may play at school).
This is real Academic Freedom
and allows for the independent use of personal judgment.
We want our children to practice making many, many decisions
and mistakes,
while they are young and under our guidance.

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After all,
they
will be making every decision regarding their own lives,
and our own lives, and in a few years.
So be very kind to your children, for in the end,
they
will be all you have left.

And don’t be shocked if your children can’t survive on their own
in the near future,
if you did every thing for them and made their every decision.
They may become so dependent
that they NEVER survive.
It happens.

Some schools are largely successful
because they truly realize that,
Less is more”.
To be less demanding equates to more time at home
with Mom and Dad
and more time to play
and this always leads to a more
psychologically healthy person
someone who really WANTS to go to school the next day
(and more importantly, wants to Live
and
knows how to
PLAY
).

“Minimalism
is the intentional promotion of the things
we most value
and the removal of anything
that distracts us from it.”
Joshua Becker

Hiking

Children need to be
more relaxed, energized and ready to study,
rather than being burned out, bored, fatigued and more deeply depressed than they will ever say
which can result in their becoming anxious, obnoxious,
angry, rebellious and unwilling to continue what has evolved
into drudgery and a loathing of going to school.

And when you think about it,
wouldn’t you rebel if you were stressed out,
overly assessed, classified, compared, bored, structured,
and selected and sorted ad nausium.
.
Why,
revolutions have occurred for less
revolutions of the mind
and of the Family.
We see many children today who are dropping out
mentally,
socially, emotionally, physically
and in other ways that more frequently become
SELF destructive.
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Is Truth Ever a Lie?
What if you
are Living
a lie?

I have been asked why the educational systems are imploding?
What’s broken and what can we, as parents and educators,
do to fix it?

Essentially, our educational systems are imploding because:

1. Our schools are now devoid of essential academic Feedom,
2. They are saddled with the ineffective and truly oppressive
No Child Left Behind Act and its sinfully negative byproducts and
3. Schools lack the fiery furnace of competition in the free
market place.

The solutions are simple but,
in our present static state of mind,
unavailable.
However,
if ever we do decide to act
we know what to do:

We need to provide each student, through their parents,
the funds
to purchase their schooling wherever they choose to go.
The natural and highly beneficial effect of competition for this money would produce results similar to every other commodity in the marketplace.

Beautifully crafted, thoughtful and productive products in the form of innovative and dynamic curriculums and remarkable institutions of learning would be engineered by our gifted educators in
competition with each other.
But importantly, regardless of the outcome,
they would serve to please our Parents and Children.

Sunset On The Beach

But
we have become imprisoned
to the precept that government can extrinsically motivate schools and teachers, utilizing the negative bias of assessment and with such harsh and punitive prerogatives as the loss of employment for teachers and administrators, virtually worthless and shameful labels, accusations, inevitably harmful performance evaluations and even the unthinkable closure of entire schools.
Such closures are so severe that one can imagine
less damage being inflicted to a school community
even in time of war.

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This punitive, FEAR based system shall never produce overall sustainable positive results,
especially for those children most in need.
This system is far beyond broken.
It poses a very real-time danger to our society.
This obviatedly biased bent toward negative reinforcement
is a conceptualization rejected many years ago
in the study of Child behavior.

Our boat is now sinking
by the bow and no longer in sight of the shore.
We seemingly cannot even identify
the real problems with our schools.
But we act like we do really know who or what is to blame.
So we keep felling the trees all around us
in order to glimpse a sliver of the light of understanding
from above
and do not even know
there is a fragile and endangered forest
all around us.

For our underpaid, overworked and unappreciated Educators
should never have been marked and targeted.
They are not to blame!
And our children should never have been used as pawns
in this unintelligible game.

We now find it virtually impossible to patch our Ship of State,
in light of the large, gaping holes created by FEAR,
a focus upon self-serving and selfish interests
and an inability to locate words such as equitable,
fair or open-minded in any dictionary
to be found in our capitals
of government in Austin or Washington.

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What can parents do to help children attain success
and be the best they can be?

Well,
if your child is truly suffering
(and can you believe you are paying for this abuse
with your taxes
or tuition?)
I recommend removing them from any oppressive and harmful environment immediately
(that means today!).

Then,
you may want to take them for refreshments
to a fun place
(they may actually remember having fun).
.
There you can apologize
for not sheltering them from the storm,
for not protecting them or truly being their advocate
and being there for them when you were needed.
It helps to let a child know you are Human
and make mistakes.

It will also help if you let them know
that you will now and forever more be there for them
and not allow anyone else or any other school
to make them so unhappy and miserable again.
.
After you wipe the tears from their eyes,
take a moment to wipe away yours.
And remember,
if your child forgives you, it is in the past.
It is over.
Now you can go forward
and forgive all those who transgressed against your
Beloved Children.

Just don’t vote for them again.
Have mercy on the next generation.

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Now,
plan the future.
Let your Child help you.
.

Explore the many other avenues available
(and there are many).
Remind yourself how thankful we all are
that Thomas Edison’s Mother
removed him from such a school at a very early age.
Now that’s what I call – seeing the Light!
With over 1,100 patents to his name,
we can all be thankful that she removed him from school,
which now enables us to watch a great movie tonight,
with sound and the ability to record it.
A compassionate decision for one deeply Loved child,
has led us all out of the dark and into the light.
Thank you Mrs. Edison!
So just follow her example and start
by stopping the pain.

Next,
you will need to examine what happened to our schools
and to your child.
And that is a complex journey fraught with unbelievable intrusions
into the coliseums and colloquiums of academia.

Special interests,
and not so special lawmakers,
intruded into the Sacred spaces of our Children’s classrooms,
their Home away from Home,
assuming they knew more than highly trained
and devoutly dedicated educators
about what your children needed.
When in fact,
teachers were well qualified
and simply needed to be
left alone.

Sunset And Tree

Lawmakers could have helped
the wonderful, beautiful, caring and ever-giving Teachers
by paying them a decent wage
and providing more money for materials
(many, many teachers have spent their own meager funds
on your children and without you ever aware of it).
But we, as individuals, elected people
who obviously did not know how to educate children,
and much more importantly,
how fragile they are
or how to care for them.

Their pride went before
our fall.

Simplicity

I fondly remember many years ago my good friend,
who was a State Representative, Homer Dear,
a wonderful and Loving retired school teacher and administrator,
calling to ask what should be done, in my opinion,
legislatively.

My immediate response was mandate relief.
The volumes of dictates from our zealous state agency and the legislature, were so voluminous that no one on this Planet
even knew everything that was required of a school.
.
He then sponsored a bill to provide such relief.
Naturally, it was defeated.
No one is going to tell the legislature
that much of what they did is actually too much
and leading toward a dastardly day of self-destruction
(this is the impending implosion).
But in essence,
Homer knew what needed to be done.
And now you know.

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Freedom

Simply stated: remove nearly all of the governmental laws, mandates (typically unfunded – thank you), guidelines and regulations relative to education, substantially realign and reduce the size, scope and budget of the state regulatory agency (eliminating well over a billion dollars that funds this unbelievable megalopoliptic and essentially counter – productive enterprise) and get every one, and I mean every one out of the teacher’s way and out of the teacher’s classroom.
.
On your way out, buy her (or him)
a cup of well-earned coffee.

This can significantly contribute to the academic freedom that Dr. Reed Dawson, a beloved Baylor professor of mine, warned way back in 1973, was perilously close to death.
He was right.

The infamous and highly destructive Texas Assessment of Basic Skills test, and its destructive off-springs (T.E.A.M.S., T.A.K.S., etc.)
was about to be unleashed
upon our unsuspecting and naive populace.

Banff National Park

Academic Freedom,
as with all the productive and beneficial benefits that any freedom provides, was about to be targeted and totally destroyed.
And it began with the blunt instrument of institutional sin in 1980.
Simply stated,
this oppressive test needs to be abolished
and accompanied by an apology to all of its victims,
and there are many.

Now,
after you give back freedom to teachers to teach,
come back in one year,
and you and your child will be well on the road to being Happy.
Trust me, teachers knew what to do all along.
How many years did our educators spend in a College or University preparing to take an oath of poverty,
so he or she could have the Honor of teaching your child?

Yes,
the teacher can do the job.
Just get everyone out of her (or his) way.
Remember,
in the successful schools, such as in Finland,
less is more.
And it always has been.
Isn’t that in the Bible?

“Less is more
and more is less.

Psalm 37:16-17

Moonrise Over Lake

Simplicity
must replace the absolute mess that we have today!
By the way,
the highest achieving schools in the entire World,
value exactly this –
simplicity.

Finance

Finland sets the example for us again,
in providing roughly EQUAL per-pupil funding.
The gap between the best and worst performing schools in Finland
was the smallest tested.

So what happened to our free enterprise system
and the competitive market place?
.
You know,
the one we preach about from on high in every school in America.
The system that created such wealth for us,
that we have reached record levels of obesity, consumption and waste. Why is the competitive marketplace of our free enterprise system provided an exemption in the marketplace of knowledge?
Do we not yet realize that competition is the primary catalyst for excellence in our economic society,
that it is the engine that drives us
to unsurpassed prosperity?

Or are we not willing to vote for people of courage and conscience or recruit those rare individuals to run for public office who are willing to sacrifice an innate defensiveness and desire for self-serving interests for the sake of what is most precious in our lives –
our children.

Nice Flowers

To date we have not mustered enough courage or votes
to really change
anything.
And my fear is that we may never do so!
This boat full of unwilling and highly dependent people who will soon need to have everyone bailing the waters of indifference, and neglect. The perilous sea has already reached the water line
and mighty Casey has struck out.

Stay tuned,
the game will resume overseas.
What’s that gurgling sound?

Can you even imagine
educators from other countries observing that our system
of public education strives to,
“leave no child behind”
while we post a drop out rate for Fort Worth I. S. D.
of over 45 percent,
according to the
Editorial Projects in Education Resource Center.

Let’s compare that to less than 4 [that’s FOUR] percent
for other countries.

My Dear Friends,
we left half of our children at the starting gate.
And we did not just leave them behind,
we abandoned them with no hope
that they will ever truly flourish and prosper
But, on the bright side,
we meagerly raised the minimum wage
with them in mind,
didn’t we?

Tree Sunset LandscapeUltimately,
these lost children will never even be able to sustain
themselves,
much less impact this system
that has been so neglectful to so many.
And the system we created and perpetuate to this day will,
one day soon,
not be able to support them or their children.
The weight of so much water will cause this listing ship
to topple over.
(Have you ever tried to live on the minimum wage?)

We left many of our children with little hope
that they will ever truly thrive
in our highly competitive economy.
Our focus upon minimum skills for all
has evolved into a minimum wage for many.

Our mediocrity has become merit to us,
the mediocre.
And our children did not deserve this!
They are the victims
of our now tired, cowardly, self-centered neglect.

It is a sad commentary
that our fear to change what needs to be changed
is now the driving force
behind the fall of twenty-first century
Rome.

Dr. William C. Anderson, Co-Director
The Anderson Private School for the Gifted, Talented and Creative
817-448-8484
andersonschool.net

Barbara Saunders

“I Love this post.
My mother, a teacher and the daughter of a teacher who attended segregated public schools in the 1930s and 1940s, chose the private school to which she sent my sisters and I because, she said,
“I could not stand the rigid desks and rows in the public schools.
When I saw kids sprawled out in the halls, talking and laughing,
that was the place I want you kids to go!

I have a hard time believing
that “reformers” don’t notice that the schools for the intellectual and socioeconomic elite are more – not less – free, relaxed and playful.”

www.andersonschool.net

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Thank you.

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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.

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allowance is made for “fair use”
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Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

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tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

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Anderson Private School.

 

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Leaves are the Flowers of Fall / New Benefits of Omega-3s Discovered / 2020-21 School Calendar

” Autumn is a second Spring,
when every Leaf is a Flower”.
Albert Camus

Tree With Maple LeavesYes.
Leaves are the Flowers
of Fall.
They are
transformed
into Beautiful Colors
cast against the Sky so blue,
as they take flight

in fields so bold
of shade and hue.

.
And then,
the withered Leaves collect at our feet
and the Wind begins to move
and moan.

And the Beauty of the Leaves
reminds us to forget,
to no longer remember
our troubles and travails,
the toils and tribulations,
and our longing for belonging
takes flight
anew.

For with every Leaf
that falls,
a Beautiful new Leaf
will Spring forth
from
the Tree of Life.

How humble and thankful
we should be,
that we are so
deeply Loved,
we were never blinded
by what we
could not see.

Butterfly Perched on Flower

The Light
of awareness
is the dawn
of rebirth.

Rebirth and Renewal
encompass us all the time.
It is in every aspect of our Being
and in everything that surrounds us.
In the Natural World,
it is the Natural Order
of things.
It is there to reminder us
of our strength, our resilience,
our rebirth,
so that we can survive
the storms of our Life
and
Blossom like Flowers
once again
.

And now
in our knowing,
we are

miles away
in another World,
the REAL World.
Sunshine fills our eyes
and our Dreams are hung
in the Heart
near the Sky.
And in our eyes

we behold
there is magic
everywhere
.

Boy Running during Sunset

The Soul
sets sail to a place
in the Heart,
and we are running
through the pastures of the mind
and laying among the Leaves
under the magnificent Trees,
thinking and Dreaming.

And Life
becomes REAL again.
What a wonderful place to be. 
May God teach us
where our Home,
and our Heart
Truly is,
and always has been.
May your Sacred Heart
once again
be unified with
Creation,
and our Creator.

Forest at Night

Philosopher René Descartes 
wondered whether the World we experience
while awake
might itself be a Dream.
If the Dream World feels just as real
as the waking one,
how can we know for certain
that we’re not Living in a Dream
a Dream from which we may one day
wake up?
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“All that we see or seem
is but a Dream
within a D
ream.”

Edgar Allan Poe

If Life is the Dream,
then death is the end
of that Dream.
If we consider that the I
we call consciousness,
is the reason this body is alive,
then yes.

Every Religion
is mostly based
around the idea that Life is a great Dream,
and that death is an awakening
from that Dream
into God’s Kingdom.

After the death of his old friend,
Albert Einstein said
“Now Besso has departed
from this strange World

a little ahead of me.
That means nothing.
People like us … know that the distinction
between past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent
illusion.”

New evidence continues to suggest
that Einstein was right,
death is an illusion.

Burning treeMy Dear Friends,
we can be close
to our Dear Lord,
in feeling older
and acting like
a Child.

Being
like a Child,
is being close
to YOU.
We are
Children of God.

“Truly, I say to you,
unless you turn and become like Children,
you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Whoever humbles himself like this Child
is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Whoever receives one such Child in my name
receives me.”

Matthew 18:1-35

And,
the melody of the moment
pierces the deepest chamber
of the Heart.

As we behold such Beauty
all around,
it makes us want to cry.
It enters our Lives,
and overflows the Heart
and turns into a calm quiet
and Peace.

The Beauty of the Earth
makes us feel like
we have just been showered
with stark new Reality
that melts away the gray
of yesterday,
as it touches the Soul
in a golden glow
of Sunlight
and Salvation.

Such Beauty
has taught us to enjoy
Creation.
Life

is the Colors
of the Rainbow,
a reflection of God’s Work of Art,
the refraction of something called
His Love.

The Story of our Life
has new beginnings,
and told endings.
What awaits us all
on this Journey we walk,
is interpreted
with delicacy and subtlety,
or
horror
and war
.
.
We ever have the chance,
the choice,
to see the World
where we use to Live,
for a time longer
than we know of
as Today.

For deep within every Being,
is a Gardener,
wanting to nurture
the Garden of our Dreams,
and hear the melodious sound
of waves lapping upon the shores of Time
and the Loving breeze
that inspires
every Living Thing
to breathe.

My Dear Friends,
another Day is dawning.
Yes,
a new day has begun.

And the memories of this Day
 can include the Sun
that rises in the Heart
,
if
you let it touch you,

and come to understand
what Happiness is.
.
Look,
soon it will be Morning.
 And as we wait for this Sun to rise,
let us think of a new Life,
a new Dawn,
and new Memories
that will begin.

If
we cannot understand
how Life goes on
the way it does,
perhaps
we are not Truly
alive.
For we Live

in vain,
or

we Live in each other’s
Heart.

“I have labored in vain,
I have spent my strength for nought,
and in vain:
yet surely my judgment is with the LORD,
and my work with my God. “
Jeremiah 8:8.

Love
is the Gift
God allows you
to give
yourself,
as you give
to others.
.
Today,
is a reflection of
Life.
But Tomorrow
can be
a reflection of
Love.

One Day,
can be a Lifetime
of Serenity and Beauty

nurturing the Garden
of your Heart.
It is so very Beautiful
and compliments the Colors of the Rainbow
 that unfold after it rains
tears of Thanksgiving.

Brown and Green Grass Field during SunsetLove
is painted

on the canvass
of the Endless Blue Sky
of your Heart.
With Love,
you find yourself
drifting
into such a Peaceful place,
deep within your very
Being.
.
Love
is where the Music
of this Sacred Moment
takes you
in your Heart.

Your thoughts
may be gentle
in reply.
Deep gentleness
can come
when there is Wisdom.
Let go of the things
you punish yourself
and others for.
Walk into the Beautiful Fields
of Peace,
found only
in the Sacred Sanctuary of your
Heart.

What you have done
may also be,
what you have never
done,
when Forgiveness
Blossoms
like a Flower
in the fertile field
of your Heart.

Scenic View of Mountains During Dawn

You
can finally find yourself
and find where you belong.
The True Meaning
of your precious Life,
is not you.
.
Your Life
is written with
our Heavenly Poet’s Pen.
Your Wings can unfold
and flight you will behold,
when you whisper
God’s Name,
and you are told
“I Love You”.

If we carefully look
and Pray

and behold our reflection in the water,
we can see His Face
rather than our own.
We can come to realize
God is truly within us,
and as a Child of God,
reflect Him
and no longer ourselves.
.

When
we have given ourselves to Him,
we discover
He IS Pure Love,
and finally we know,
WE are One.

Goodnight.

Drs. Oz & Roizen:
New benefits of omega-3s discovered

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The largest fish in the world is the 40-foot-long whale shark, which can weigh more than 40,000 pounds — all from ingesting plankton and small fish. But it’s the 4- to 15-inch-long anchovy and herring, along with tuna, that are common sources of the omega-3 fish oil that delivers oversized heart health benefits.

Now, a recent study reveals some new ways this essential fatty acid can keep your life going, well, swimmingly. For three years, researchers from Switzerland tracked older folks and found that those who had an active lifestyle and no preexisting conditions showed unexpected benefits from omega-3s.

If those participants took 1 gram of omega-3s a day, their overall risk of infection fell by 11%, upper respiratory infections specifically were reduced by 10% and the risk of a urinary tract infection decreased by 62%.

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Interestingly, the research also found that for those folks, omega-3s did not protect against broken bones, strengthen muscle function or lessen memory problems — possibly, say the researchers, because the study participants were already doing well in those areas to begin with.

To make sure you’re getting the omega-3s you need to stay healthy, indulge in salmon, sea trout, anchovies and sardines. Flaxseed, chia seeds, avocados and walnuts also provide some, as can a fish or algal oil supplement.

But ask your doc about taking a daily supplement first, since it may interact with some medications, such as aspirin, blood thinners, blood pressure meds and certain chemotherapies.

Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D. is Chief Wellness Officer Emeritus at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, tune into “The Dr. Oz Show” or visit www.sharecare.com.

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Life Is Spirit Pervading Matter / Heart Health and Aging / 2020-21 School Calendar

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“Life
is Spirit

pervading matter.”
Aristotle

Our Lord
gives each of us
the strength

to dissolve the veils
of Life’s illusions.
.
At the very summit
of Human endeavor,
we find that we are 
Truly Blessed and Abundantly Loved
by the Spirit of our Lord.
His Teachings
 soothe and cleanse our precious

Soul, 
as He guides us,
and gives us His

LOVE. 

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 The Spirit of God
will emerge

with Power and Force,
at the Time
we Pray
for His Precious Love. 

 Our Beautiful and fragile
Home on Earth
is Sacred Ground.
There are many Joys and Delights

to come from our exploration
of this Sacred Planet.
.
My Dear Friends,
there is Inspiration,
and Love,
and Pure Joy
to be found
inside your Heart,
and all around.
Love dwells deep within
the Hearts of everyone
of God’s Precious Children.
And His Desire
is for us
to share our Love.

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God’s Love
is a Gift.
His Love
is in us,
and resides
in our
Heart
.
We need but to release it
to others around us,
through our words and deeds.
.
“We know
that we have passed out of death
into Life,
because we Love the Brothers.
Whoever does not Love
abides in death.”

1 John 3:14 

The History of Mankind
is replete with periods
of deep sorrow and pain.
But our Tomorrows
can be ripe
with potential and Promise
for a Perfect
and powerfully delightful
Garden
in which to dwell.

The choice is
ours.

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There is
a profound and gentle Peace
to be found
in the Child
abandoned,
in the Child
you still are.
It is the Path of the
Pilgrimage
to your youth,
that is still you,
with Belief
in yourself,
 that will guide you
toward a Spiritual Path.

The Path
is shaded by Beautiful
Memories
and Dreams still held
aloft.

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“History
is too categorical

and bases itself on facts,
 not on Love
or the Radiance of the
Heart.”

Jacqueline Kelen

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The Road
of Life is curved
through the Forests
of what is never
easy.
Sometimes,
it is steep
and laced
with turmoil and strife.

But our Faith
in the Love of God
will lead us to the steps
that take us
to 
Truth and Grace.

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Let us drink
from the Spring of our youth,
and drench each other
with the cool, Pure Water

of Blessings
from our Sacred Mother Earth.
And as we walk
in the silence of awareness,
let us give Thanks
for the bountiful and Beautiful
Blessings
we all share.

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Upon entering into Prayer,
you will be overwhelmed
with the Presence of the Divine.
The Essence
of what is,
of what is to be,
may be felt
in the Presence
of the Lord
in Prayer.
.
Go willingly.

Walk through
the Mystical Forest
deep in the Heart
of Mankind.
Go
where your Heart
lives.
Go
where you Truly
Live.

And Live!

Goodnight.

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Heart Health and Aging

How Does the Heart Work?

Anatomy of heart showing atria, ventricles, valves, vessels, and blood flowYour Heart is a strong muscle that pumps blood to your body. A normal, healthy adult heart is about the size of your clenched fist. Just like an engine makes a car go, the Heart keeps your body running. The Heart has two sides, each with a top chamber (atrium) and a bottom chamber (ventricle). The right side pumps blood to the lungs to pick up oxygen. The left side receives blood rich with oxygen from the lungs and pumps it through arteries throughout the body. An electrical system in the heart controls the heart rate (heartbeat or pulse) and coordinates the contraction of the heart’s top and bottom chambers.

How Your Heart Changes with Age

People age 65 and older are much more likely than younger people to suffer a heart attack, to have a stroke, or to develop coronary heart disease (commonly called heart disease) and heart failure. Heart disease is also a major cause of disability, limiting the activity and eroding the quality of life of millions of older people.

Aging can cause changes in the heart and blood vessels. For example, as you get older, your heart can’t beat as fast during physical activity or times of stress as it did when you were younger. However, the number of heartbeats per minute (heart rate) at rest does not change significantly with normal aging.

Changes that happen with age may increase a person’s risk of Heart disease. A major cause of heart disease is the buildup of fatty deposits in the walls of arteries over many years. The good news is there are things you can do to delay, lower, or possibly avoid or reverse your risk.

The most common aging change is increased stiffness of the large arteries, called arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. This causes high blood pressure, or hypertension, which becomes more common as we age.

High blood pressure and other risk factors, including advancing age, increase the risk of developing atherosclerosis. Because there are several modifiable risk factors for atherosclerosis, it is not necessarily a normal part of aging. Plaque builds up inside the walls of your arteries and, over time, hardens and narrows your arteries, which limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your organs and other parts of your body. Oxygen and blood nutrients are supplied to the heart muscle through the coronary arteries. Heart disease develops when plaque builds up in the coronary arteries, reducing blood flow to your heart muscle. Over time, the heart muscle can become weakened and/or damaged, resulting in heart failure. Heart damage can be caused by heart attacks, long-standing hypertension and diabetes, and chronic heavy alcohol use.

Age can cause other changes to the Heart. For example:

  • There are age-related changes in the electrical system that can lead to arrhythmias — a rapid, slowed, or irregular heartbeat — and/or the need for a pacemaker. Valves — the one-way, door-like parts that open and close to control blood flow between the chambers of your heart — may become thicker and stiffer. Stiffer valves can limit the flow of blood out of the heart and become leaky, both of which can cause fluid to build up in the lungs or in the body (legs, feet, and abdomen).
  • The chambers of your heart may increase in size. The heart wall thickens, so the amount of blood that a chamber can hold may decrease despite the increased overall heart size. The heart may fill more slowly. Long-standing hypertension is the main cause of increased thickness of the heart wall, which can increase the risk of atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm problem in older people.
  • With increasing age, people become more sensitive to salt, which may cause an increase in blood pressure and/or ankle or foot swelling (edema).

Other factors, such as thyroid disease or chemotherapy, may also weaken the heart muscle. Things you can’t control, like your family history, might increase your risk of heart disease. But, leading a heart-healthy lifestyle might help you avoid or delay serious illness.

What Is Heart Disease?

Heart disease is caused by atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of fatty deposits, or plaques, in the walls of the coronary arteries over many years. The coronary arteries surround the outside of the heart and supply blood nutrients and oxygen to the heart muscle. When plaque builds up inside the arteries, there is less space for blood to flow normally and deliver oxygen to the heart. If the flow of blood to your heart is reduced by plaque buildup or is blocked if a plaque suddenly ruptures, it can cause angina (chest pain or discomfort) or a heart attack. When the heart muscle does not get enough oxygen and blood nutrients, the heart muscle cells will die (heart attack) and weaken the heart, diminishing its ability to pump blood to the rest of the body.

Find out more about heart attacks.

Signs of Heart Disease

Early heart disease often doesn’t have symptoms or the symptoms may be barely noticeable. That’s why regular checkups with your doctor are important.

Contact your doctor right away if you feel any chest pain, pressure, or discomfort. However, chest pain is a less common sign of heart disease as it progresses, so be aware of other symptoms. Tell your doctor if you have:

  • Pain, numbness, and/or tingling in the shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back
  • Shortness of breath when active, at rest, or while lying flat
  • Chest pain during physical activity that gets better when you rest
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Cold sweats
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Tiredness or fatigue
  • Swelling in the ankles, feet, legs, stomach, and/or neck
  • Reduced ability to exercise or be physically active
  • Problems doing your normal activities

Problems with arrhythmia are much more common in older adults than younger people. Arrhythmia needs to be treated. See a doctor if you feel a fluttering in your chest or have the feeling that your heart is skipping a beat or beating too hard, especially if you are weaker than usual, dizzy, tired, or get short of breath when active.

If you have any signs of heart disease, your doctor may send you to a cardiologist, a doctor who specializes in the heart.

To learn more about heart disease, visit the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

What Can I Do to Prevent Heart Disease?

There are many steps you can take to keep your heart healthy.

Try to be more physically active. Talk with your doctor about the type of activities that would be best for you. If possible, aim to get at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week. Every day is best. It doesn’t have to be done all at once.

Two older women walking in a park for exerciseStart by doing activities you enjoy — brisk walking, dancing, bowling, bicycling, or gardening, for example. Avoid spending hours every day sitting. 

If you smoke, quit. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death. Smoking adds to the damage to artery walls. It’s never too late to get some benefit from quitting smoking. Quitting, even in later life, can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer over time.

Follow a heart-healthy diet. Choose foods that are low in trans and saturated fats, added sugars, and salt. As we get older, we become more sensitive to salt, which can cause swelling in the legs and feet. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and foods high in fiber, like those made from whole grains. Get more information on healthy eating from NIA. You also can find information on the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Patterns.

Keep a healthy weight. Balancing the calories you eat and drink with the calories burned by being physically active helps to maintain a healthy weight. Some ways you can maintain a healthy weight include limiting portion size and being physically active. Learn more about how to maintain a healthy weight from NIA.

Keep your diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or high cholesterol under control. Follow your doctor’s advice to manage these conditions, and take medications as directed.

Don’t drink a lot of alcohol. Men should not have more than two drinks a day and women only one. One drink is equal to:

  • One 12-ounce can or bottle of regular beer, ale, or wine cooler
  • One 8- or 9-ounce can or bottle of malt liquor
  • One 5-ounce glass of red or white wine
  • One 1.5-ounce shot glass of distilled spirits like gin, rum, tequila, vodka, or whiskey

Manage stress. Learn how to manage stress, relax, and cope with problems to improve physical and emotional health. Consider activities such as a stress management program, meditation, physical activity, and talking things out with friends or family. To learn more about stress management techniques, visit the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

To learn more about making heart-healthy lifestyle changes, visit the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

The Future of Research on Aging and the Heart

Adults age 65 and older are more likely than younger people to suffer from cardiovascular disease, which is problems with the heart, blood vessels, or both. Aging can cause changes in the heart and blood vessels that may increase a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

To understand how aging is linked to cardiovascular disease so that we can ultimately develop cures for this group of diseases, we need to first understand what is happening in the healthy but aging heart and blood vessels. This understanding has advanced dramatically in the past 30 years.

Learn more about The Heart Truth®, a national heart disease awareness campaign for women from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Today, more than ever, scientists understand what causes your blood vessels and heart to age and how your aging cardiovascular system leads to cardiovascular disease. In addition, they have pinpointed risk factors that increase the odds a person will develop cardiovascular disease. They are learning much more about how physical activity, diet, and other lifestyle factors influence the “rate of aging” in the healthy heart and arteries. The aging of other organ systems, including the muscles, kidneys, and lungs, also likely contributes to heart disease. Research is ongoing to unravel how these aging systems influence each other, which may reveal new targets for treatments.

In the future, interventions or treatments that slow accelerated aging of the heart and arteries in young and middle-aged people who seem to be healthy could prevent or delay the onset of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular disorders in later life. Some interventions that we already know slow the rate of aging in the heart and arteries include healthy eating, exercise, reducing stress, and quitting smoking. The more we understand the changes that take place in cells and molecules during aging, for example, the closer we get to the possibility of designing drugs that target those changes. Gene therapies can also target specific cellular changes and could potentially be a way to intervene in the aging process. While waiting for these new therapies to be developed, you can still enjoy activities, like exercise and a healthy diet, that can benefit your heart.

For More Information About Heart Health

American Heart Association
800-242-8721 (toll-free)
inquiries@heart.org
www.heart.org

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
301-592-8573
nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
800-860-8747 (toll-free)
866-569-1162 (TTY/toll-free)
healthinfo@niddk.nih.gov
www.niddk.nih.gov

MedlinePlus
National Library of Medicine      
www.medlineplus.gov

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National Cancer Institute
877-448-7848
(877-44U-QUIT/toll-free)
cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov
www.60plus.smokefree.gov

This content is provided by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIA scientists and other experts review this content to ensure that it is accurate, authoritative, and up to date.

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Classes are in session the next full week:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Dec. 14 – 18.
Thank you.

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This Feeling Takes Us Out Of Our Body / Have Scientists Reversed Aging? / 2020-21 School Calendar

“By convention
sweet is sweet,
bitter is bitter,
hot is hot,
cold is cold,
color is color.
But in reality
there are atoms and the void.
The objects of sense
are supposed to be real,
but in Truth
they are not.
Only atoms and the void
are real.”
Democritus

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Life is a
Beautiful
song
of Love.

Mere words can never express
the emotion and Beauty
of this Song.

From the depths and heights
of our Hearts and Souls,
we simply cannot
express such Love,
as is Life.

Each day
just listen,
admire the Beauty,
the Harmony,
and the pure
Poetry
of Life.

It is mesmerizingly
Beautiful.

Although this Life is never easy
day to day,

YOU
have a special way
to make someone smile,
when they are feeling
blue.

Iceland, Landscape, Water, Sky, Sun

When you see tears
in the eyes of someone
with Love profound,

then you know
that God’s Spirit
dwells there
celebrating the moment.
.

Our precious tears
wash away from the Soul
the dust of Life.

The Beautiful Melody
of this moment,
can make you
hold your breath
all through the Song
your Heart
is singing.

Bird, Robin, Feather, Beak, Plumage

“I will arise and go now,
and go to Innisfree,

And a small cabin build there,
of clay and wattles made;

Nine bean-rows will I have there,
a hive for the honey-bee,

And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some Peace there,
for Peace comes dropping slow.

Dropping from the veils of the morning
to where the Cricket sings;

There midnight’s all a glimmer,
and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the Linnet’s wings.
I will arise and go now,
for always night and day

I hear lake water lapping
with low sounds by the shore;

While I stand on the roadway,
or on the pavements grey,

I hear it
in the deep Heart’s core.

William Butler Yeats
Lake Isle of Innisfree

There is
a powerful feeling
when Love is near.
This feeling
 takes us out of our body,
and releases our mind
into the Infinite.
.
Yes,
we feel
the Infinite Love
of God,
in the Love
we give,
in the Love
we receive.

We
are the manifestation
of God’s Infinite Love.
We are His Children
.
Everything in our brief lives
awakens us and reminds us
that Happiness and Joy
 may be found in the deepest center of ourselves,
where we are closest to Infinite Love,
where our needs will be met.

It is God’s Love
that paints the Stars
in our eyes.
In this Love
we may Believe.
To believe in God,
is to believe
in Love.

“The Sun is only shining like it always does.
But I never noticed it in the Sky before.
And you don’t need to worry
‘Cause I need your Love,
my Friend’.

There’s a strong kind of feeling
when I know you’re near.

Nobody alive can take it away from me.
And I feel like I’ve known you
for a thousand years.

Bring it out into the Light.
Mike Batt

Yoga, Meditation, Vipassana, Person, ManLife is Beautiful
when one finds Flowers
like you
along the way,
blowing gently in the
wind of Time.
.
Love
will be the Gift
you and the Flowers
give.
Never
walk away,
when you
have
so much in your Heart,
and so much left
to say.

The most Comforting, Healing Voice,
the most Touching ever,
is filled with the raw,
and deep Truth
of God’s Love
for you.

.
It takes much energy,
but little time,
to find the strength,
the courage,
to be what we want to be.

The Light of your Love
shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not
overcome it.

Children, Brothers, Boys, Brother

“Always respect our Humanity,
for we are not of this Earth
for long ;
your family and friends
and all things good
should be cherished.”
Tassie Parker
.
My Dear Friends,
slip out
of your super-silliously serious
attitude.
We have just enough
Time
to be Happy.
And Happiness
is
a choice.

Love attracts us
and it divides us.
Love
is such a Beautiful matter.

In this brash World
of problems and worries
 your voice can become
an oasis of calm and sensitivity.
Your innate compassion
for everyone around you
can shine through.

Love
resides in our Life

with such a deep and meaningful authority,
and with such complexity
that we never truly
understand.
But how could we?


No one
can comprehend what goes on

under the Sun.
Despite all their efforts to search it out,
no one can discover its meaning.
Even if the wise claim they know,
they cannot really comprehend it.
 – Ecclesiastes 8:17

It is the most celebrated matter
in the World.
Love is a Heavenly Gift.
Though Life is never easy
day to day,
God has a very special way
to make us smile.
He lets us take part
in the very natural and beautiful
thing called
Love.
.
As the wounds
of the World
deepen,
 the heavy perfume of wild Flowers
permeate what lies all around,
and they patiently wait
to be found.
.
And the song of Crickets
on humid nights,
may be heard
with such delight,
as rivers run,
and stars rise,
and the rain falls
as we open our eyes
with delightful surprise,
and all the good things
that God provides,
enters our Hearts,
and gently calms
our fragile minds.
.
Love
is the Stars
in your eyes.

God
calls for all of us
to see the Beauty
in His Many Gifts
surrounding us.
Let us give thanks

for something so magical
as this
Life.

The Songs
of many Birds
are singing your name,
to fill your Heart with Love,
and your eyes
with tears of Joy.
.
Yes,
My Dear Friend,
God is here, there,
and everywhere,
and He knows
your name.

Goodnight.

Butterfly, Insects, Hand, Nature, Wing

Have Scientists Reversed Aging
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Scientists at Tel Aviv University and Shamir Medical Center have shown that hyperbaric oxygen treatments in healthy aging adults can stop the aging of blood cells and reverse the aging process. In the biological sense, the blood cells actually grow younger as the treatments progress.

The scientists studied the impact of hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) on 35 healthy persons aged 64 or over. They aimed to discover whether such treatments can slow down, stop, or even reverse the normal aging process at the cellular level. The study results, published in Aging, indicate that the treatments actually reversed the aging process in two of its major aspects:

  1. The telomeres at the ends of the chromosomes grew longer instead of shorter, at a rate of 20-38 percent for the different cell types.
  2. The percentage of senescent cells in the overall cell population was reduced significantly, by 11-37 percent depending on cell type.

“Senescent cells have been linked to many of the chronic conditions associated with old age, including arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes and dementia,” explains The Times. “Aging also shows itself through the shortening of pieces of DNA … known as telomeresLonger telomeres are thought to guard against some illnesses.

“Today telomere shortening is considered the ‘Holy Grail’ of the biology of aging,” said research co-leader Shai Efrati. “Researchers around the world are trying to develop pharmacological and environmental interventions that enable telomere elongation. Our HBOT protocol was able to achieve this, proving that the aging process can in fact be reversed at the basic cellular-molecular level.

“Until now, interventions such as lifestyle modifications and intense exercise were shown to have some inhibiting effect on telomere shortening,” added research co-leader Amir Hadanny. “But in our study, only three months of HBOT were able to elongate telomeres at rates far beyond any currently available interventions or lifestyle modifications. With this pioneering study, we have opened a door for further research on the cellular impact of HBOT and its potential for reversing the aging process.

A Popular Mechanics headline reads, It Sure Looks Like Humans Have Found a Way to Reverse Aging.”

CRISPR Gene Editing Destroys Cancer Cells

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have demonstrated that the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system is very effective in treating metastatic cancers in laboratory mice. This could be a significant step on the way to finding a cure for cancer.

The researchers developed a novel nanoparticle-based delivery system. It is described in a paper published in Science Advances. The system specifically targets cancer cells and destroys them by CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing.

The researchers emphasize that this is the first study to prove that the CRISPR genome editing system can be used to treat cancer effectively in a living animal. There are no severe side effects like in chemotherapy. And the technology opens numerous new possibilities for treating other diseases.

Synthetic Organic Compounds Kill Cancer Cells

Scientists at Tokyo University of Science are developing drugs that can kill cancer cells. A research paper is published in ACS Omega.

The scientists found ways to synthesize organic compounds called “phenazines.” The compounds have cellular toxicity effects that can be directed against cancerous cells. The synthetic compounds are more than four times more selectively toxic to cancer cells than normal cells.

The scientists are persuaded that their research can assist in the creation of new anticancer drugs with minimal side effects.

Antidepressant Inhibits Growth of Cancer Cells

Researchers at KU Leuven have shown that the antidepressant sertraline helps to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. The substance acts on a metabolic addiction that allows different types of cancer to grow.

Cancer cells produce large amounts of serine and glycine, two amino acids. And this stimulates the growth of cancer cells to such an extent that they become addicted to serine and glycine.

A study is published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. It demonstrates that sertraline inhibits the production of serine and glycine, causing decreased growth of cancer cells. The safety of using sertraline in humans has already been well described.

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Classes are in session the next full week:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Dec. 7 – 11
and
Dec. 14 – 18.

Thank you.

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

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

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The Real Reason We Are Here / 15 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist / 2020-21 School Calendar

Neuroscientists believe
that hearing another person laugh
triggers mirror neurons in a region of the brain
that makes listeners feel as though
they are actually laughing themselves.

tree

  To Shine a Light of Hope.

As we inhabit our Sphere
of awareness,
dimly lit or unaware,
each of us reflects
from time rare
to almost forgotten,
upon our purpose
far or near,
on the deeper meaning of Life,
the reason we are here.birdYou
alone
,

among all the precious
Living Things in the
Universe,
possess the singular ability
to save the Life
of someone known
but to God,
and
desperately in need
of Love.

flower 2

    You and I are here for Love.

To instill Hope
in the Life of another,
is to raise from the dead
a Life lost
in the horrible abyss of
apathy.

God
endowed each of us
with precious and amazing Gifts
to deeply touch
the Hearts and minds
of others.  

” If some Lives form a perfect circle,
others take shape in ways we cannot predict
or always understand.
Loss has been a part of my Journey.
But it has also shown me
what is precious.
So has a Love for which
I can only be grateful.”

Biro Carmen

.
Yes,
you are here
for a reason:
to shine a Light
of Hope,
to shower those around you
with the Blessings
of God’s Abundant Love,
reflected and refracted through the prism
of your Beautiful personality.

peonies 2

May your unfolding be like that of God’s beautiful Flowers.

My Dear Friends,
the reason you are here
has nothing
to do with
you.

You and I
are here for
Love.

We are in this small space,
on this tiny planet,
in this one sliver of Time,
to open our Hearts
and let the Infinite Love
of God
flow through us,
the Love
that sparkles in your eyes,
the Love shared
with your warm smiles,
charitable thoughts
and giving
and forgiving
ways.

Blake“If the doors of perception
were cleansed,
everything
would appear to man

as it is,
Infinite.”
William Blake

You
are the greatest Gift
God can bestow
upon someone
in need of His Love.
To open your Heart
is to unwrap
this magical, mystical Gift
of Spirit
from Above.

“Nobody on earth jiddu
can give you
either the key

or the door to open,
except yourself.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Door
to your Heart
gives entrance
to the Divine Itself.

For we dwell
in the Divine,
and the Divine dwells in us.
This Truth is the central
awareness of Life.

“Every man 00t/20/arve/g2327/054
is a Divinity in disguise,

a God
playing the fool.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

May the unfolding
of your Sacred Heart
be like that
of God’s Beautiful Flowers.

peonies 3

    The real reason we are here.

Your precious Life
touches everything
and everyone.

“He Who Saves Just One Life
Saves The World
Entire

Talmud 

My Dear Friends,
the center of the
Universe
is in the middle
of your Heart.
And your Heart
is Home
to everyone
to whom you open
the door.
It is Home
to everything God
desires for you.

It is the question
and the answer.
.

It is the now
of Forever.
It is the pathway
forward.
It is
who you are,
and what God
desires for you.
It is
the Universal language
and the end of all wars,
the answer to Prayer
and Salvation
ever after.

It is
Heaven’s
Gate.

Look for the
Key,
and never again
lock this door.

“And now these three remain:
Faith, Hope and Love.
But the greatest of these is
Love.”

1 Corinthians 13:13

Goodnight.

flower

Only Love turns darkness into Light.

“How often we turn our bodies
into prisons

as we carry our Hearts around
like inmates.

We hold back our Love
until we feel it’s deserved;

we want to be assured
we’re Loved in return.

Why are we so selfish
with something of endless supply?

We can turn our bodies into prisms
allowing our sunshine

to cast rainbows
on the world.

Like a rainbow,
Love
bends, radiates, and stretches,

giving Hope to all it reaches.
Love penetrates the darkness
and catches the World on fire.”
Suzi Cate

peonies 4

You alone possess the singular ability.

“As a teacher,
I possess a tremendous power
to make a child’s life miserable
or Joyous.

I can be a tool of torture
or an instrument of inspiration.
I can humiliate or humor,
hurt or heal.
In all situations,
it is my response that decides
whether a crisis will be escalated
or de-escalated
and a child humanized
or de-humanized.”
Dr Haim Ginott
ginott

15 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist

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15 Ways to Live and Not Merely Exist

As Jack London once said, “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.”  Far too often we travel through Life on autopilot, going through the motions, accepting what is, and having every day pass like the one before it.  Everything seems relatively normal and comfortable, except that constant twitch in the back of your mind that’s saying, “It’s time to make some changes.

Here are 15 simple suggestions for those who want to break free from the mold and truly live more of their life – to experience it and enjoy it to the fullest, instead of settling for a mere existence.

  1. Appreciate the great people and things in your life. – Sometimes we don’t notice the things others do for us until they stop doing them.  Don’t be like that.  Be grateful for what you have, who loves you, and who cares for you.  You’ll never know how much they mean to you until the day they’re no longer beside you.  Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you.  Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it to live.  Read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
    .
  2. Ignore other people’s negativity. – If you allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits in your life, you will be out of balance and in the negative before you know it.  Ignore unconstructive, hurtful commentary.  No one has the right to judge you.  They may have heard your stories, but they didn’t feel what you were going through.  You do not have control over what others say; but you do have control over whether or not you allow them to say these things to you.  You alone can deny their poisonous words from invading your Heart and mind.
    .
  3. Forgive those who have hurt you. – I forgive people, but that doesn’t mean I trust them.  I just don’t have time to hate people who hurt me, because I’m too busy loving people who love me.  The first to apologize is the bravest.  The first to forgive is the strongest.  The first to move forward is the happiest.  Be brave.  Be strong.  Be happy.  Be free.
    .
  4. Be who you really are. – If you’re lucky enough to have something that makes you different from everybody else, don’t change.  Uniqueness is priceless.  In this crazy world that’s trying to make you like everyone else, find the courage to keep being your awesome self.  And when they laugh at you for being different, laugh back at them for being the same.  It takes a lot of courage to stand alone, but it’s worth it.  Being YOU is worth it!
    .
  5. Choose to listen to your inner voice. Life is a courageous journey or nothing at all.  We cannot become who we want to be by continuing to do exactly what we’ve been doing.  Choose to listen to your inner voice, not the jumbled opinions of everyone else.  Do what you know in your heart is right for YOU.  It’s your road, and yours alone.  Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.  And be sure to appreciate every day of your life.  Good days give you happiness, bad days give you experience, and the worst days give you the best lessons.  Read Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No.
    .
  6. Embrace change and enjoy your life as it unfolds. – The hardest part about growing is letting go of what you were used to, and moving on with something you’re not.  Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering, and doubting, and have faith that things will work out.  Laugh at the confusion, live consciously in the moment, and enjoy your life as it unfolds.  You might not end up exactly where you intended to go, but eventually you will arrive precisely where you need to be.
    .
  7. Choose your relationships wisely. – The best relationships are not just about the good times you share, they’re also about the obstacles you go through together, and the fact that you still say “I love you” in the end.  And loving someone isn’t just about saying it every day, it’s showing it every day in every way.  Relationships must be chosen wisely.  Don’t rush love.  Wait until you truly find it.  Don’t let loneliness drive you back into the arms of someone you know you don’t belong with.  Fall in love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.  A great relationship is worth waiting for.
    .
  8. Recognize those who Love you. – The most memorable people in your life will be the ones who loved you when you weren’t very Loveable Pay attention to who these people are in your life, and Love them back, even when they aren’t acting Loveable.
    .
  9. Love yourself too. – If you can love children, in spite of the messes they make; your mother, in spite of her tendency to nag; your father, even though he’s too opinionated; your sibling, even though she’s always late; your friend, even though he often forgets to return what he borrows, then you know how to love imperfect people, and can surely love yourself.
    .
  10. Do things your future self will thank you for. – What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while.  What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.  Make sure it’s worthwhile.
    .
  11. Be thankful for all the troubles you don’t have. – There are two ways of being rich: One is to have all you want, the other is to be satisfied with what you have.  Accept and appreciate things now, and you’ll find more happiness in every moment you live.  Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.  And remember, you have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.  Read The How of Happiness.
    .
  12. Leave enough time for fun. – Sometimes you need to take a few steps back to see things clearly.  Never let your life become so filled with work, your mind become so crammed with worry, or your heart become so jammed with old hurts or anger, that there’s no room left in them for fun, for awe, or for joy.
    .
  13. Enjoy the little things in life. – The best things in life are free.  There is absolute joy and wonder to be had in the simplest of moments.  Watching the sunset over the horizon or spending time with a family member. Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things.
    .
  14. Accept the fact that the past is not today. – Don’t let the past steal your present and future from you.  You might not be proud of all the things you’ve done in the past, but that’s okay.  The past is not today.  The past cannot be changed, forgotten, or erased.  It can only be accepted.  We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past.  But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.
    .
  15. Let go when you must. – It’s not always about trying to fix something that’s broken.  Some relationships and situations just can’t be fixed.  If you try to force them back together, things will only get worse.  Sometimes it’s about starting over and creating something better.  Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over again with a smile on your face and passion in your Heart.

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The school calendar is HIGHLY subject to change due to circumstances. Please contact the school to be aware of changes.
Classes are in session the next full week:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Nov. 30 – Dec. 4.
And

Nov.Classes WILL be held the next full week:
Dec. 7 – 11.

Thank you.

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
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Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
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Love Will Rise One Day / Lowest Radiation Cell Phones To Prevent Cancer of the Brain / 2020-21 School Calendar

Our World
is crying out for
understanding.

In our more innocent Time,
when Life was simple
and filled with childhood times
and Love was to be found
every Day,
when the Music of the moment
could touch our Hearts,
and we would play
and Pray,
Life
was good.
.
Many
of our precious memories

are so wholesome.
Just Love them,
for after all these many, many years –
we still are swept away
by the soothing melody
of moments
meant to stay.
Life
should be Lived
moment by moment,
not
day by day.

“Every moment
is a fresh beginning.”

– T. S.  Elliott

There is always a place
your Heart
can return to.
The essence of
Life
stays with us.
For we Live again
in our memories.
Our memories
are us.

Daisy, Flower, Lake, Nature, Summer

Our Reality
is Pure Consciousness,

pure energy.
It cannot be
destroyed,
only transformed.
We are Spiritual Beings
having a Human experience.
And the Consciousness
of our Soul is Eternal.
In the Warm Embrace
of God,
we need never
fear death,
for the end
is forever near
to never
.

The language of Life
and Living,
can obfuscate reality,
and the depths
of our feelings
be denied.
.
Today,
there may be no calm surrender
to the rush of day,
no gentle
reminder
that Love,
like the Sun,
will rise again
one day.

Boat, Men, Sunset, Silhouette, OceanMy Dear Friends,
Life on this Earth

is just a fragment
of the existence
of the Eternal Soul.
..
“To be absent from the body
is to be present
with the Lord.

– 2 Cor. 5:8

In these Times
of loneliness and uncertainty,

the Beautiful Reflections of Life remind us
that everything will be okay.
Because,

we have never lost
our way.

Every night in our Dreams,
  we see, 
we hear,
we feel,

and Life goes
on,
even in the depths
of darkness,
and the decay
of Day.

But,
we can feel
the power of God

within.
A feeling

so powerful
it cannot be denied.
His Precious Words

are Jewels to our ears,
as we come closer
to His Truth
.

“True happiness is like radium.
It is a form of Love that becomes
all the more complete
as it is turned towards others;
that is why happiness is within everyone’s reach,
even the poorest.”

Robert Baden-Powell

Search your Heart
and you will search
no more.
And then,
there will be just two types of people
left –
those who have fallen in Love with you,
and those you have yet to meet.

How much of God’s Grace
 is concentrated in those
appearing so tender and powerful,
and filled with Love
at the same time.

Children, Boy, Girl, Bus, Happy

We Beautiful people,
we Children of God,
possess Angelic Qualities.

When the sky cries for you,
the Land is Blessed,
and Life
goes on.
And when you cry,
the Love in your Heart
is a Fountain
of Blessing

for someone in this Life
far beyond Beauty,
beyond
what may be told.
and is foretold

by the Love
of God.

God,
will always care,
wherever you may be,
He will be there.

Fantasy, Moon, Girl, Night, Bank, Light

The Magic in your Heart
may lie across a Sea
of tears
you cry
for those
you meet
and truly Love.

Only
the Human Heart knows,
how Love
and pain
may become one
and the same.

Goodnight.

“If you keep your Heart open
through everything,
your pain can become your greatest ally
in your Life’s search for
Love and Wisdom.”
Rumi

Toddler Hand, Child'S Hand, Hand, Trust

Lowest Radiation Cell Phones of 2020

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This is a comprehensive chart of the lowest radiation cell phones currently available.

Rank Phone SAR Carrier
1. Verykool Vortex RS90 0.18 Unlocked
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 0.19 T-Mobile
3. ZTE Nubia 5 0.225 Unlocked
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 0.28 Verizon
5. Samsung Galaxy Mega 0.321 AT&T
6. Kyocera Dura XT 0.328 Sprint
7. Pantech Discover 0.35 AT&T
8. Samsung Galaxy Beam 0.36 Unlocked
9. Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II 0.37 Verizon
10. Pantech Swift 0.386 AT&T
11. Samsung Jitterbug Plus 0.4 Great Call
11a. Jitterbug Plus 0.4 Great Call
13. LG Exalt 0.43 Verizon
13a. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 0.43 Sprint
15. HTC One V 0.455 US Cellular
16. LG Optimus Vu 0.462 Unlocked
17. Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G 0.47 T-Mobile
17a. Samsung Rugby 3 0.47 AT&T
19. HTC One Max 0.5 Sprint
20. LG G2 0.51 T-Mobile

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The school calendar is HIGHLY subject to change due to circumstances. Please contact the school to be aware of changes.
Classes are in session this week
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Nov. 23, 24 and 25.
There is NO SCHOOL on Thursday and Friday
of this week
Nov. 26 and Nov. 27.
Classes WILL resume again
on Monday Nov. 30 for the next full week.
Thank you.

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
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Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
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Through a Narrow Window / Maintaining a Sense of Humor to Cope / 2020-21 School Calendar

Gifts, Packages, Made, Loop, Packet Loop

There are so many Treasures
we find in the Magic
of this Moment
in Time.

The Gifts
given to us
by our Father in Heaven Above,
abound all around.
.
Listen easy,
and you can hear God Calling.

Walk barefoot,
and the ground
won’t pay any mind.
Look up,

while you are
standing in the rain.
The feeling

you will have
is the knowing,
that the drops that fall
did flow
in many a vein.

You
and this Beautiful World
are one,
the very same.

Time, Timer, Clock, Watch, Hour

Walk
the Fields of Green,
and know Life
is but a Dream,
come True.

So Blessed,
so very Loved are we,
by our Father
in Heaven Above.

And the Time
is our Time,
in the precious moments
that catch us feeling,
while saying nothing,
and basking in the Sun.

With Love,
there is no measure
of Time.

Love,
is the only good
to be.
.

Love is a Present
from God to you and me
and all Human Kind,
a Gift
given by our Savior,
to savor.

My Dear Friends,
what happens
when we start to Live
as our True self,
the Truly Loving
ME?

The sounds
of silence,
become moments
that deepen the poignancy
of the Beautiful haunting Song
that is Life,
that is Love.

                      Mary Hopkin “For All My Days”

“For all my days in many ways
I’ll think of all I’ve lived to see
The mountains high, clouds in the sky
I thank the Lord for sharing them with me.
The summer’s glow, the winter’s snow
Are not to me just scenery
When tree tops sway I long to say
Oh thank you Lord for sharing them with me.
Life I believe, Love we receive
We shouldn’t take too casually.
For all my days in many ways.
I’ll thank the Lord for sharing them with me.”
Jack Fishman / Roy Budd
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Struck
from the Chord of Life,
the moment
we become truly alive,
feels good,
and we are back Home again,
and find ourselves to be,
like a long lost friend
.

Brothers, Boys, Children, Look Up

Love
captures the very Essence
of Life.

“To all the Faithful or all those who find their Joy
from their own souls,
it reminds us that life is good,
the Universe is Beautiful
and we have a right to be here.
When we share this with our families, communities
and strangers, without prejudice,
we shine just a little better.
I am grateful.”

Allan Edwards

The Fountain of God’s Truth
is revealed by Love
in all its Glory.
Your Human Heart
can drink at this Fountain
of Joy and Eternal Beauty.

The answers
we seek
are not separate
from the problems.

 The solutions
lie in the understanding
of God’s Love for
you.

The answers are not
outside the problem.
They lie in wait
inside
your Human Heart.

From innumerable complexities
we must grow
 in simplicity.
We must become simple
in our inward Life
and in our outward need.

The end is the beginning of all things.
The answers to our needs
are suppressed and hidden,
awaiting to be released
through the rhythm of
Prayer,
and Communion
with God.

Happiness
comes when we are doing something
because we really
Love to do it

not because it rewards us
with the illusion
of something material.

God is Love,
and Love is God.

Love
cannot be defined or described

by the Human mind.
Love is Eternal,
it is what is truly real, 
immeasurable,
and
the answer.

Peace
is of the Heart,
not of the mind.
To know inner Peace,
we must find inner Beauty,
for in understanding Beauty,
we know Love.

Through a narrow window
we can see only part of the sky,
not the whole vastness and magnificence
of God’s Beautiful Blessing.

Look
into all
that your Heart
can be.

And,
the last farewell,
will be a Greeting.
Just wait
and see.

Goodnight.

“Please don’t wake me up too late.
Tomorrow comes and I will not be late.
Late, today when it becomes tomorrow
I will leave to go away.”
Paul McCartney

Children, Playing, Silhouettes, Happy

Maintaining a Sense of Humor to Cope

Man Laughing With Father During Family BBQ
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A sense of humor can be an amazing line of defense when it comes to coping with stress. Unfortunately, stress is inevitable and you can’t eliminate it, despite your best efforts. You can, however, better prepare yourself for stress with several coping techniques.

Developing a sense of humor about life’s challenges is a great place to start. A sense of humor will help you to build resilience to stress as well as improve your overall physical and emotional health. It will also enable you to:

  • Bond with others
  • Look at things in a different way
  • Normalize your experience
  • Keep your relationships strong

Luckily, it’s not too hard to develop a healthy sense of humor — but it does require a bit of practice. Here are a few ways to find the funny in Life and better cope with stress.

Start With a Smile

Even if you fake a smile (making the physical shape with your mouth), it can lead to increased happiness (not just looking happier). This is because the act of smiling (real or fake) causes your body to release feel-good endorphins. Plus, a fake smile tends to lead to a genuine one — and this means that laughter will come more easily, and the stress will melt more readily.

 
Take a Step Back

When you’re in the middle of a difficult situation, it can seem overwhelming. Taking a step back, however, and viewing your situation as an observer can help you see your situation with a new lens. This is called reframing — and it works.

Value the Extremes

If your situation seems ridiculously frustrating, recognize the potential humor in just how ridiculously frustrating and annoying it is. In your imagination, take the situation to an extreme that becomes even more ridiculous until you find yourself amused.

For example, if you are waiting in a long line at the store, imagine that hours pass, then days, visualizing loved ones visiting you in your new home or holding your child’s birthday party in aisle seven…you get the picture.

Recruit Funny Buddies

Social support is a crucial part of stress management.3 Find a friend or group of friends with whom you can share your frustrations and challenges, and laugh about them in the process. Even when your friends are not there, you can lighten your mood by thinking about the retelling that will come later.

 
Make It a Game

You can have a “most annoying boss” contest with your friends, or try to count how many times the same potentially frustrating event happens in a day. (“I was cut off in traffic seven times today — I’m almost up to 10.”) This works well for predictable or repetitive annoying situations that you can’t control; you can begin to view them in their own special way instead of letting them unnerve you.

Watch Funny Shows and Movies

One of the reasons that sitcoms are so popular is that many of them take somewhat universal situations that people find frustrating and push them a little further to show the silly side of it all.

Realizing that some universally annoying situations are actually funny, can help you endure them with a smile — even if it’s a wry or ironic smile.

Read Funny Books

Reading humorous interpretations of Life can help you maintain a light-hearted point-of-view and find your own style of seeing the world in a different light. Look for an author skilled at finding the humor in Life events, ranging from annoying to upsetting or even tragic. Some suggestions: Dave Barry, David Sedaris, or Jerry Seinfeld. 

 
Practice Relaxation Techniques

Laughter yoga, which combines laughter and intentional yogic breathing (pranayama), is a great way to release stress and get some more giggles into your day.  If this type of class is not available to you, there are other types of yoga and relaxation strategies (meditation, tai chi, deep breathing) to minimize stress so you can build your resilience and your sense of humor.

Children, Forward, Skin Color, Harmony

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