For Love Alone / Fruits for Diabetes Patients / Friday: No School (Holiday)

We all share
a Beautiful Light.

It glows
soft as candle Light.
And,
it exists
for Love Alone.

It can never
be seen,
only felt.

“We have seen His Glory,
the Glory of the One and Only…
In Him was Life,
and Life was the Light of men.
The Light shines in the darkness,
but the darkness
has not understood it”
John 1:14 a,4,5

To find answers to our questions
of meaning,

the meaning of this Life,
we are compelled to venture forth
on an exploration of consciousness,
a Philosophical journey

into the mind of the
Heart.

A Love story within a Love story.

Each of us
longs to abandon the Life
we seemingly have led for years,
to embark upon an enthralling
adventure
that few have known –
an adventure that will take us
on a Journey
to the very Heart
of ourselves.

All the while,
we have unknowingly lived
in a Beautifully crafted,

well acted Love story,
within a Love story.
This tale
is of the pursuit of Love

and a passion to truly live this Life,
against all odds.
This story,
is our story,
enfolded within
the Beautiful Story
of God’s Love
for us.

                    Unknowingly.

My Dear Friends,
we are able
to transform the pain of Life
into ecstatic Beauty.
Pain is easy to portray,
but we can use our passion for Living,
and our longing for Love,
to ease our pain,
to portray the ecstasy and the Joy
and the magnificence of our World.

Only when you are lost
can you truly find yourself.

And if you keep looking,
you will find yourself,
in the Love you encounter
through the eyes of
another.

Inevitably we ask,
what should be done

with all the time that lies ahead of us,
open and unsure and unshaped?

Our existential journey
can find us venturing forth
into the great unknown
of the Human Heart
that beats within,
but for another.

               Beautifully crafted.

The way in which we Humans
move in and out of one another’s Lives,
has an unknown and profound effect.
Very much like moments
when the Sundown
pales the sky,
and there’s barely a breath of Life
left in this day.

Yes,
as a thing of Beauty
moves in and out
of our Lives,
the effect can be
profound.

Life is a succession of moments,
when we can discover
all the Beauty
that daily comes and goes.
And,
in discovering this Beauty
in the people all around us,
and in the Beautiful World
that surrounds us,
we come to know
who we are,
and what we really want.

“For the beauty of the Earth,
For the beauty of the skies
For the Love which from our birth
Over and around us lies.

For the beauty of the hour
Of the day and of the night
Hill and vale and tree and flower
Sun and moon and stars of light.

Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our Joyful hymn of Praise
For the Joy of Human Love
Brother, sister, parent, child
Friends on earth and friends above
For all gentle thoughts and mild
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our Joyful Hymn of Praise
For each perfect Gift of Thine
To our race so freely given
Graces Human and Divine
Flowers of Earth
and buds of Heaven.”
Folliott S. Pierpoint

We can experience
a true feeling of Peace,
that persists even in the reality of our troubles,
that transforms our quiet desperation
into a Beautiful calmness.

Let us thank God
for Life,
and for bringing
the Beauty of Love
into it.
Let us Pray for everyone –
that we may see
the Light of their precious lives
and all the Beauty
that dwells within.

May your dreams become reality,
and may your Life be filled
with God.

Goodnight.

“THE GREATEST WORKS OF ART OF ALL,
ARE CREATION: US – HUMAN BEINGS,
complete, souls in these bodies as they are,

Mari A NATURE, mind, spirit, consciousness, intelligence, Love.
All that we have now to protect.

  It’s all one Big work of ART ALL AROUND US,
AND WE ARE IT’S CROWN.

  Lets deserve that crown.
Let’s prove we can.
We can.”

–  Mari A

Fruits for Diabetes Patients

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Kiwi – Kiwi fruit is one of the most nutritious fruit with low glycemic index value ranges from 47 to 58. It is high in fiber and low in carbohydrates, which aids in controlling blood sugar levels and lowering cholesterol. It is a good source of many essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, fiber ,potassium, folates and high amounts of beta-carotene that offer protection from free radicals and improve overall health.

Pears – Pears are one of the best fruit choice for people who have Type 2 diabetes because pears are rich in fiber and low in carbohydrates and calories and have a rating of 38 on the glycemic index value.

Oranges – Oranges are a popular fruit because of their natural sweetness and numerous health benefits. They are low in calories and rich in fiber, vitamin C, thiamin, folate and potassium. Despite their sugar content, oranges have a low glycemic index, ranging from 31 to 51. The low glycemic index is explained by the fact that oranges are rich in polyphenols and fiber, which moderate the rise in blood sugar.

Strawberries – Strawberries are considered as one of the best superfoods for a diabetes meal plan because of its vitamins, antioxidants, dietary fiber, and lower sugar content. Several Studies show that eating strawberries in quantities of at least 2–3 servings per week can lower the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Strawberries are high in vitamin C and fibre, and low in carbohydrates and have a low glycemic index at 40.

Avocado – Avocados are low in carbohydrates which means they have little effect on blood sugar levels and rich in fiber, fats and calories. The fats mostly found in avocado are monounsaturated fats, the heart-healthy kind that can keep your blood cholesterol levels under control, and improve heart health. With so few carbohydrates, a high fiber content, and healthful fat, people with diabetes can enjoy an avocado in moderation without the stress of raising their blood sugar levels. One medium-sized avocado daily is good for diabetics.

Grapefruit – Grapefruit is one of the nutritious fruit choice for diabetics because it is high in soluble fiber, vitamins A, vitamin C and low in calories and has a low glycemic index at 25. It also contains flavonoid naringenin that helps diabetics to increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin and helps in losing extra fat from the body and maintain a healthy weight, which is a vital part of diabetes treatment.

Guava – Guava is a highly nutritious fruit choice for diabetes patients because it has a very high amounts of lycopene, dietary fiber and also rich in potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium and magnesium. Its fruit and tea of its leaves both are beneficial for diabetes patients as many research confirms that eating guava fruit without its skin can reduce the sugar absorption in your blood.

Black Plums – Black plums also known as Jambul or Jamun is the miracle fruit for diabetics. It has low glycemic index, which keeps the blood sugar levels normal. Soluble fibre in plums helps the stomach to empty at a slower rate, which affects blood sugar levels and has a beneficial effect on insulin sensitivity. The fruit helps to convert starch into energy and keep your blood sugar levels in check. It can also cure the symptoms of diabetes including excess urination and thirst. The extract of bark, seeds, and leaves are too beneficial in the treatment of diabetes.

Cherries – Cherries have a lowest glycemic index at 22 and don’t cause spikes in blood sugar levels. This makes cherries as one of the best fruit choice for diabetics. It also contain chemicals that boost insulin, which helps control blood sugar levels. The chemicals are called anthocyanins.

Apples – Apples are an excellent fruit to include in your diet if you have diabetes. The flesh and skin of apples are high in soluble fiber, vitamin C and other antioxidants. Fiber slows down the digestion and absorption of carbs, causing them to not spike your blood sugar rapidly.

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

Nov. 19 – 23  (THIS week)  Thanksgiving / Fall Break

Dec. 7                                    Texas Civil War Museum

Dec. 21 (Friday)                     Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 24 – Jan. 7                     Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Jan. 8 (Tuesday)                                 Second Semester begins

Jan. 21 (Monday)                               Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Jan. 25 (Friday)                                  Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 18 (Monday)                               President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 8 (Friday)                                  Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton

Mar. 11 -15                                        Spring Break Holidays

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)                Good Friday & Easter Holidays

April 30, (Tuesday)                            Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

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

    The School Calendar is subject to change.
There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

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Our Shadows Cast down, Quickly Drift Away / Carbohydrates / Shakespeare on Friday

The best of poetry
has much of this kind of thought.
It is the poetry that stirs the souls
rather than the senses of men.
It is the poetry of content rather than of form.
But most of all, from this level of thought
are born the aphorisms,
that strange kind of thought
that is both poetry and something more.
For it stirs the thinking as well as the feeling
and thus integrates the best
of the whole man.

– Franklin Merrell-Wolff,
Experience and Philosophy

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On a beam of Light
We were born away.
In the Blink of His Eye,
The Whisper of God’s Voice
Called our name.

The twinkle of the stars at night
Is the Sparkle in His Eyes,
The evening’s soft breath,
His soothing lullaby.

Caty becomes a "Southern Belle" at the Civil War Museum.

Caty becomes a “Southern Belle” at the Civil War Museum.

What is without,
is within,
Space enclosed by a circle within a circle,
Of Life within Time,
Where one thing
leads to another,
From a Gift to Sacrifice,
From longing to Love,
From Forgiveness,
To beginning again.

When we are born away,
With Love In our hearts,
We are born again.

Ever so gently,
Close your tired eyes,
Rest, find Peace again.
The Heart of God beats from Deep within.
His Love will bring to your life
All the hope, all the desire, all the joy
You knew as a child.

We practiced messaging with fans.

We practiced messaging with fans.

You are still a child,
My friend,
And will always be.
A child of God,
Forever in His Grace,
Forever in His Heart,
Ever and ever deeply Loved.

Ian keeps several eyes on happenings of the day.

Ian keeps several eyes on happenings of the day.

Players, we, upon a stage,
A one act play,
Much like a day,
With not much time to stay.

That life is lengthy
Is a grand illusion.
Our shadows cast down,
Quickly drift away.

We shall all be gone
By the end of our day.
Time is not
A generous bequest.

And in what is brief at best
Much of life and living
Can become unreal,
And remain so.

But your heart can learn to sing again,
Your smile can brighten the day
Of someone who comes you way.
You can be brought into
The Bright Light of a new day.

They used fans to communicate and very effectively!

They used fans to communicate and very effectively!

The Author of this chapter
Wrote it for you.
All you need do is
Read it with Love.

Carbohydrates
are essential, but can raise your blood sugar. But you can have a balanced diet.

It is vitally important to set limits on carbohydrates.

 

Jake and Natalie send a message using their fans.

Jake and Natalie send a message with fans.

Foods that contain carbohydrates include:
– Grains, rice, breads, cereals, pasta
– Fruits, starchy vegetables, like potatoes and corn
– Peas, Dried beans
– Dairy foods, milk, yogurt
– Cookies, pastries, cakes, candy
– Snack foods

Language of FANS

Caty dresses for Mourning.

Caty dresses for Mourning.

MyFoodAdvisor from the American Diabetes Association can help you to find out how many carbohydrates are in foods.

How Much Is Enough?

The A. D. A. recommends getting no more than 45% of total calories from carbohydrates. Spread out your consumption throughout the day to 45 to 60 grams of carbohydrates for each meal. Plan your meals with care.

Now she can be seen in public.

Now she can be seen in public.

Track Carbohydrates
Here are a few methods for planning a meal to get the proper number of carbohydrates:

cemetary

Mourning with grief over the death of someone involved a cultural complex of behaviors in which the bereaved was expected to participate.

Counting. Set a limit for how many carbohydrates you plan to consume. Track the grams of carbohydrates.

Categorize foods into groups: carbohydrates, meat, & fats. Specify how much of each food equals one serving. Exchange a serving of one food for another within the same group.

Glycemic index includes the quantity of carbohydrates in food and the quality. Foods with a high Glycemic Index value raise blood sugar. Choose your carbohydrates from foods with a low Index value. These include whole grain foods, fruits, non-starchy vegetables, dried beans and peas.

The handkerchief was also used to communicate.

The handkerchief was also used to communicate.

Plate Planning

Divide your plate in half.
Then divide one side in half again.

We were very thankful to our wonderful docent.

We were very thankful to our wonderful docent. The Civil War Museum is a truly wonderful destination for the entire family.

 This Friday

Natalie, Jake and Mary Alice

Natalie, Jake and Mary Alice

We will spend Friday reviewing the remaining four dramatic plays of William Shakespeare we have not studied. Our Director, George X Rodriguez, will assist in analysis and conduct discussions regarding these beautiful classic works. Students will then VOTE to decide which of five plays reviewed will be produced at Stage West Theater in the Spring.

Drop off will be at school at 8:30 a.m. Pick up will be at school at 3:15 p.m.

Coffee & Now Chocolate Good For You? / Spring Break This Week

Mary Alice loves "RJ"

Mary Alice loves “RJ”

My friends,

I know we tell our children what NOT to eat. But let us be certain to inform them about what IS good for them. Please share this information.

The following is from Fitday.com: click here for more.

6 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate has recently been discovered to have healthy benefits. While eating dark chocolate can lead to the health benefits described below, remember that chocolate is also high in fat.

Alden captures a Butterfly - on his telephone

Alden captures a Butterfly – on his telephone

1) Dark Chocolate is Good for Your Heart

Studies show that eating a small amount of dark chocolate two or three times each week can help lower your blood pressure. Dark chocolate improves blood flow and may help prevent the formation of blood clots. Eating dark chocolate may also prevent arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).

2) Dark Chocolate is Good for Your Brain

Dark chocolate increases blood flow to the brain as well as to the heart, so it can help improve cognitive function. Dark chocolate also helps reduce your risk of stroke.

Natalie enjoyed playing in the waterfall

Natalie enjoyed playing in the waterfall

Dark chocolate also contains several chemical compounds that have a positive effect on your mood and cognitive health. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), the same chemical your brain creates when you feel like you’re falling in love. PEA encourages your brain to release endorphins, so eating dark chocolate will make you feel happier.

Dark chocolate also contains caffeine, a mild stimulant. However, dark chocolate contains much less caffeine than coffee. A 1.5 ounce bar of dark chocolate contains 27 mg of caffeine, compared to the 200 mg found in an eight ounce cup of coffee.

3) Dark Chocolate Helps Control Blood Sugar

Dark chocolate helps keep your blood vessels healthy and your circulation unimpaired to protect against type 2 diabetes. The flavonoids in dark chocolate also help reduce insulin resistance by helping your cells to function normally and regain the ability to use your body’s insulin efficiently. Dark chocolate also has a low glycemic index, meaning it won’t cause huge spikes in blood sugar levels.

Rylee joined the Butterflys for lunch

Rylee joined the Butterflys for lunch

4) Dark Chocolate is Full of Antioxidants

Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants help free your body of free radicals, which cause oxidative damage to cells. Free radicals are implicated in the aging process and may be a cause of cancer, so eating antioxidant rich foods like dark chocolate can protect you from many types of cancer and slow the signs of aging.

5) Dark Chocolate Contains Theobromine

Dark chocolate contains theobromine, which has been shown to harden tooth enamel. That means that dark chocolate, unlike most other sweets, lowers your risk of getting cavities if you practice proper dental hygiene.

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Ian also enjoyed the waterfall

Theobromine is also a mild stimulant, though not as strong as caffeine. It can, however, help to suppress coughs.

6) Dark Chocolate is High in Vitamins and Minerals

Dark chocolate contains a number of vitamins and minerals that can support your health. Dark chocolate contains some of the following vitamins and minerals in high concentrations:
• Potassium
• Copper
• Magnesium
• Iron
The copper and potassium in dark chocolate help prevent against stroke

Let's have some fun with that hairdryer

Let’s have some fun with that hairdryer

and cardiovascular ailments. The iron in chocolate protects against iron deficiency anemia, and the magnesium in chocolate helps prevent type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

And from: 5 Guilt-Free Beauty Benefits Of Dark Chocolate – The Huffington Post | By Dana Oliver Posted: 08/06/2013
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There are also beauty benefits to enjoying dark chocolate.

Dark chocolate (the good stuff that’s low in sugar and high in cocoa) is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that nourish skin. And its intoxicating aroma and conditioning properties make it the perfect ingredient for hair care. Still not convinced? Here are five reasons why you should add dark chocolate to your beauty regimen.

We can play with ANYTHING

We can play with ANYTHING

It repairs dry skin. Iron, calcium and vitamins A, B1, C, D and E are among the many nutrients that we can obtain from dark chocolate. Swap out that extra cup of coffee or green tea for a cocoa-rich drink that will deeply moisturize skin and leave behind a healthy glow. Or you could slough away dead skin cells with a DIY chocolate body scrub made out of olive oil, brown sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla.

It shields against harmful UV rays. Flavonols found in dark chocolate

JAKE also joined them for lunch

JAKE also joined them for lunch

have been clinically shown to help your skin protect itself from sunburn, redness and other signs of UV damage. When applied directly to the skin, it also has the ability to repair and hydrate body parts that have been exposed to the sun. But we wouldn’t suggest slacking on sunscreen.

It erases wrinkles and fine lines. Things seem a bit calmer right after we nibble on a piece of dark chocolate, and we all know how stress impacts our skin. And as our friends over at YouBeauty explain, “Cocoa helps reduce stress hormones, which means less collagen breakdown in the skin and fewer wrinkles.” Sort of like eating your way to pretty.

A good time was had by all at the Botanical Garadens

A good time was had by all at the Botanical Gardens