By The Wind Of Our Dreams / Daily Habits That Harm Our Health / Friday: Chandor Gardens

          Carried by the Wind of our Dreams.

Before this day,
we were beyond
Tomorrow,
carried by the Wind
of our Dreams,
longing to be
where we were not,
never knowing
why everything ends
where it begins.

Our World
can be a different place
than the World we lived in,
just a moment ago.

My Dear Friends,
words can touch the Heart
and change its
pulsating and vibrant
will to beat.

“Living by hidden Virtue
allows you to get the most out of Life.
It means
seeing that it is
YOUR choice
and responsibility
to decide how
you are going to spend it.”

Tao

A Peaceful mind
begins with the moment
we find the courage
to let go
of what we can not
change.

It is what it is.
It will always be
what was,
unless we choose
to Live in the
past.
And the past
can be
a very dangerous
place.

If we accept it,
and learn from it,
we can move on.
What does matter,
is what we choose to do
in this precious
moment.
Every ending
is the beginning
of something.

 Let us
take the time
to reflect upon the things
that have real meaning in Life.

When we remember
moments that are tender,
our Hearts
will follow.

Don’t wait until Life
is almost over
to realize how priceless
this present moment is.

If it’s to be,
it’s up to
me.

Close an old chapter of Life
and open a new chapter,
with God leading the way
towards a Beautiful Life
HE prepared for you
a long time ago.

Every exit
is an entry
somewhere else.

Goodnight.

                        Photography by Wm. C. Anderson

Ask God’s help to let go and move on.

12 Daily Habits That Harm Our Health Little by Little
by brightside.me/inspiration-health
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Everyone knows that habits like smoking or eating a lot of junk food can have a negative impact on our health, but there are a lot of lesser-known harmful habits that have become a part of our everyday lives.

We at Bright Side compiled 12 of the most common daily habits that slowly and silently rattle our health.

1. Keeping your wallet in your back pocket

Anyone who carries a wallet knows that the most convenient place to keep it is in the back pocket of your jeans. But, while that may be convenient, it definitely isn’t healthy. Sitting on your wallet even for a brief 15-minute period can cause your spine to shift and your spinal ligaments will start to change.

This will eventually create an asymmetry that can disrupt your spine’s normal alignment. Sitting on your wallet for long periods can cause chronic back pain, sciatica, and functional scoliosis.

2. Bringing electronics into bed with you

Recent studies have shown that using electronic devices before going to bed steals our sleep and reduces our sleep quality. Yet, a poll taken by the National Sleep Foundation shows that an estimated 89% of adults and 75% of children have at least one electronic device in their bedroom.

Not only does regularly using electronic devices before bed hurt the quality of our sleep, but it also causes us to gain weight and provokes daytime fatigue. It also affects our productivity levels, learning capabilities, and stress levels. Isolating yourself from electronic devices for at least an hour before going to bed can greatly improve your sleep quality and preserve your health.

3. Washing your hands with hot water

Various studies have confirmed that hot and cold water are equally effective at killing germs and removing bacteria from our hands. According to these studies, whether it was 38°C or 16°C, water temperature didn’t play a vital role in reducing bacteria. Furthermore, it has been proven that cold water is actually healthier for our hands than hot water.

While it is known that hot water kills bacteria, there is a wrong perception about that. Hot water doesn’t kill bacteria — scalding and nearly boiling water does, which is why medical instruments are boiled in order to be sterilized. Given that washing your hands with boiling water isn’t an option, using cold water is by far the better alternative. Why? Because washing your hands with warm water will soften your skin, making your hands more vulnerable to germs.

4. Drinking from plastic bottles

It would be logical to assume that drinking from plastic bottles is a safe and healthy thing to do. However, not all materials are equally safe and environmentally-friendly. Plastic bottles pose a threat from the chemicals they release when exposed to high temperatures.

For example, if you leave the bottle in your car on a hot day, the superficial layers of the plastic may release a toxic chemical (bisphenol A) which can contaminate the water you are drinking. This chemical can affect your endocrine system and increase your risk of endometriosis and breast cancer.

5. Consuming your food too quickly

Multiple studies have shown that eating fast and chewing your food too quickly can lead to several health problems. Eating fast can lead to putting on weight at an accelerated rate and can even increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

Fast eaters are also more likely to overeat, since it takes approximately 20 minutes from the time you start eating for your brain to transmit signals of being full. So, you may be full and keep on eating, but you may not know it since your brain doesn’t have enough time to react and recognize that you are full.

6. Brushing your teeth right after eating

Even though some of us tend to brush our teeth right after eating, according to multiple studies, you should wait for at least 30-minutes after you eat before brushing them. Our teeth are protected by enamel, and acids created by different foods can wear away this protective enamel, meaning that our teeth are at their weakest state right after eating.

Thankfully, our bodies have a way of balancing the high acid levels with the help of our saliva, but that takes time. So, brushing your teeth right after eating means you’re attacking your teeth, even if you use a soft toothbrush. It’s best to let the saliva do its job and balance the high acid levels before you brush your teeth. The better alternative would be to rinse your mouth with water or chew sugarless gum while you wait for your teeth to recuperate.

7. Cleaning your ears with cotton swabs

Cleaning your ears with cotton swabs does more damage than good. According to a study, cleaning your ears with cotton swabs pushes the earwax further down into the ear canal. It can also lead to infections, perforated eardrums, impacted earwax, and tinnitus.

It is actually recommended that you leave the earwax alone, and let it fall out naturally. The earwax works like a filter for the ear canal, preventing dust and dirt from entering into it. Cleaning your ears with cotton swabs makes the ears vulnerable to pollution. Still, if you feel the need to clean your ears, cleaning them with a towel will suffice.

8. Using a hand dryer

Hand dryers may be a more environmentally-friendly solution than paper towels, but they certainly aren’t healthier for us. A study showed that hand dryers in public restrooms spread fecal germs onto your hands. The mechanism that hand dryers use by blowing air is usually prone to transferring bacteria in the air of the restroom.

The results of this study indicate that many types of bacteria, including spores and pathogens, can be transferred onto your hands. The best thing to do would be to avoid using hand dryers and dry your hands the good old-fashioned way, by using a paper towel.

9. Drinking too much juice

It’s a well-known fact that orange juice is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B, and various antioxidants. Actually, drinking juice is considered a healthy habit. However, drinking too much of it can be harmful to our health, since it can cause tooth decay, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

The reason why drinking too much juice is harmful to us is because it contains high levels of fructose. It doesn’t matter what type of juice you’re drinking, because even the highest quality juices still contain a significant dose of sugar.

10. Consuming too much salt

While salt may make our food taste better by adding a much-needed flavor boost, it isn’t good for our health. The amount of salt you consume has a direct effect on your health, and it has been associated with conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease, and stomach cancer.

While salt is vital for our health, it makes our bodies retain water, and the extra water raises our blood pressure. Ultimately, high blood pressure may strain your heart, arteries, and kidneys.

11. Sleeping too much

Sleep is a time when the body recuperates and repairs itself. You would be wrong to assume that more sleep equals more rest and better health. Studies have proven that oversleeping brings with it a number of health hazards.

The right amount of sleep varies from one person to another, but the general benchmark of good sleep is somewhere between 7-9 hours. Consider this to be the optimal sleeping pattern. Too much sleep on a regular basis has been linked to higher rates of mortality, depression, heart disease, obesity, and impaired brain functioning.

12. Sitting down all day

When people work, study, and socialize, they often do these activities in a seated position. And sitting too much brings with it a number of health problems that we shouldn’t ignore. Sitting doesn’t involve an immense energy expenditure, meaning that you don’t burn many calories while you’re in a seated position.

Translated into health outcomes, this means that sitting too much is connected to health problems like premature mortality, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. If your job involves sitting for the better part of the day, try taking a break from sitting every 30 minutes, stand while talking on the phone, or go for a few short walks to minimize the negative effects of sitting too much.

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Lost in Peaceful Dreams / Best Things You Can Do For Your Child / Atex Trash Service / 2018-19 School Calendar

“To see clearly
is poetry, prophecy, and religion
all in one.”
– John Ruskin

Lost in Peaceful Dreams

Sometimes
late at night,
while we lay there
in the dark,
we are lost
in peaceful Dreams.

The night
turns on the Light
of the Heart,
to reveal
what we truly feel.
And in that Sacred moment,
we see
something priceless,
as true Love
is revealed.

Letting go
of the World we think
we know,
can easily show
God’s Promise
lives within.
And
our journey
is very short.
The pathway to
His Truth,
always points to
the Human Heart.

 Let the Heart simply be.

When our time on Earth is through,
when the Portrait
and the curtain are drawn,
what is left
of Life and living?

On the portrait
of this day,
the Light pours in
to set our Spirit
Free,
to let our thoughts
wander,
let the Heart
simply
be.

As dawns the day,
God loves you so,
to let Life
begin again.

When night is overcome,
we rise
to find the Sun.
But where we are
could easily become
a moment
found only
in a Dream?

            We rise to find the Sun.

Is there a way
God
can find His Dream,
and bring you
Home again?
If you know
where you
are,
surrounded
by His Love,
what your Heart
feels
will show Him
the way.

How often
we have wished,
thinking
of those we have
Loved and Lost:
“If only
I could be
where you are.”

click to read “Flowers Watered with Tears”

But,
you are.
They are alive,
in your Hopes
and in your Prayers,
and in your Memories,
and in your Dreams,
and in
God’s Abundant and Eternal
Love.

Beneath
the Wings of your Love,
everyone
takes flight.
For in your Heart,
our Sovereign Lord
resides.

Beneath the Wings of your Love.

Don’t let your
Dreams
reside in the graveyard
of rusty resolve.

The mind
is an Ocean,
searching for meaning
from Above –
an Ocean
filled with the wrecks
of many ships
headed to many shores
of Love.

But,
the Compass
of the Heart
was never used,
never found.

               The mind is an Ocean.

Yes,
your feet
were made to
wander,
to make you stronger,
to live
far longer

Tomorrow
is all yours.
The mold of life
in your hands,
to make or break.
The future
is yours to take.

Of Life and living
take
measure of the
meaning.
Stop thinking
and start Dreaming.
The passion,
and the Promise,
are quickly
leaving.

The greatest adventure
Life will ever offer
lies ahead,
in Tomorrow,
in what is yet
to be said,
or Dreamed of,
or from His Precious Word,
to be read.

YOU
do not need to be
told
to be bold.
There is little time,
regardless of age,
for you to say
what is alive
in your Heart.

Goodnight.

          Let Life begin again.

“The Beauty of God
transfigures the one
who contemplates it
and transforms him
into this very same Beauty.”
(2 Cor 3:18)

The 10 Best Things You Can Do For Your Child
By Charlotte Latvala
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What can you do to make sure your child has an advantage in life? Get season tickets to the symphony, travel through Europe together, provide French lessons by age 5?

Surprise: Some of the most beneficial things you can do are the easiest and least expensive:

  1. Spin the globe. Let’s face it: We Americans don’t know geography as well as we should. And hand in hand with knowing which countries are in Africa is understanding that the cultures there are different from our own  — and different from one another too.

To raise a child who appreciates this, get her a globe or world-map puzzle and discuss other countries and places. You might need to do a little research yourself, but you needn’t have all the answers. Show your child how to look up this kind of information online or at the library. Challenge each other to come up with a new place to learn about every week.

Sue of Grand Rapids, Michigan, had a more immediate reason to teach her son, Nic, about U.S. geography. “My husband travels for work, and because Nic and I have spent a lot of time with our states puzzle, I know Nic has a good sense of where his dad is when he says he’s going to California or Minnesota.”

2. Put him on the family payroll. Even a preschooler can learn good financial habits that’ll serve him well as he grows up. You can start to teach him today by setting up an allowance  — but don’t tie it to chores or grades. “Think of giving your child an allowance as sharing the family’s resources,” says psychotherapist Eileen Gallo, Ph.D., co-author, with husband Jon Gallo, of Silver Spoon Kids: How Successful Parents Raise Responsible Children. Having a little money of his own will help your child learn to make good decisions early and figure out that saving money  – and postponing gratification in general  – can be worth it.

Another great reason to start talking about money now, even though your child’s still too little to really get the dollars and cents of it: Even young kids are able to be empathetic and understand giving. So involve your child in whatever charity or volunteer work you do, and he’ll come to realize that money is not just for buying what he wants but for helping other people too.

  1. Bring up the big stuff. Whether you’re religious or not, talking to your children about issues larger than your own family  – from the vastness of the universe to God  – can help them keep their own lives in perspective for years to come. Denise of St. Louis feels that taking her 7-year-old daughter, Phoebe, to Sunday school lays a moral foundation for Phoebe’s life. “I also think that teaching her about Spirituality answers some of her questions about the world,” she says. “The other day, Phoebe said, ‘God is a good artist, because the World is a beautiful place.'”

Not sure where to start? Ask your child what she thinks about God or point out something amazing or mysterious that happens in nature.

4. Laugh at his jokes. Maybe you can’t listen to your child chatter about Bob the Builder all day long, but even the busiest parent can take 30 seconds to hear the latest knock-knock joke. Your undivided attention means the world to your kid  – and we all love it when someone thinks we’re funny.

5. Release your inner pop star. You can’t carry a tune. So what? Your singing voice doesn’t have to sound like Norah Jones’s to communicate with, calm, and encourage creativity in your child. Not remembering the words to kids’ songs isn’t an excuse either. Teresa of New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, started singing to her daughter, Olivia, when she was a baby. “I would just make up songs or use silly words to old rock-and-roll tunes. My voice always soothed her when she was cranky,” she says.

Charlotte Latvala is a mom of three, ages 8 months to 9 years.

Responsibility and Togetherness

  1. Assign a chore. It may be a pain to make your 4-year-old hang up her jacket or stash her boots, but it does matter. “Kids get a sense of responsibility and accomplishment by completing chores and being part of a team,” says Norbert Herschkowitz, M.D., a pediatrician, neuroscientist, and coauthor of A Good Start in Life: Understanding Your Child’s Brain and Behavior.

Children are capable of more than we give them credit for. A 3- or 4-year-old can pour cereal for a family breakfast; a 5-year-old can help you fold clean socks and towels.

  1. Write a will. Drawing one up usually costs a few hundred dollars, but it’s quick  – and essential for your children’s well-being. “If you don’t have a will, the state will end up writing one for you to determine who gets your property and who become the guardians of your children,” says estate-planning expert Jon Gallo. While that doesn’t mean your kids will end up living with strangers, they may not be raised by the people you would have chosen.

Also, ask your lawyer to help you create an “ethical will,” to guide the guardians you select in making educational and other decisions about your kids. “My advice for parents of young children is to write a family mission statement,” says Gallo. “Really think about your values, what’s important to you  – and then put it in writing.”

  1. Read together for 15 minutes. (Our school requires 60 minutes) Sharing a story is important not just because of the brain-boosting power of books  – reading also guarantees a snuggly-good time. “We like to cuddle in bed as a family when we read; for us, it’s as much about being together as it is about the particular book we pick,” says Jeanne, a mom of two in Philadelphia.

Even 15 minutes a day is enough for kids to feel that close connection with you and develop a love of books, says Sharon Darling, president of the Louisville, Kentucky—based National Center for Family Literacy. Carry books in the car, encourage your child’s interests (so what if he only wants to read about dinosaurs), and consider reading together a reward.

  1. Hit the playground. Get out there and have fun with your kids! Playing outdoors is a great way for toddlers and preschoolers to improve their large motor skills. Exercise also affects the brain: Recent studies show that kids who are physically active do better in school and have higher self-esteem than those who aren’t. And, of course, the more exercise your child gets, the less likely she is to become obese.

So take your baby out to the park in the stroller; that way, she gets used to being on the move right from the start. An older child can focus on having a good time doing some of her favorite activities. “Don’t push her to be competitive,” says Robyn Housemann, Ph.D., a public health expert. “Some kids who don’t like team sports end up loving to dance, bike, or study karate.” And get in the act yourself: Look for opportunities just to play together as a family. You’re never too old for the swings.

  1. Get ’em to bed by 8:00. “Things run so much more smoothly when they go to bed early,” says Carrie of Edgeworth, Pennsylvania, who puts her sons, Ben, 5, and Will, 2, to bed at 8:00 every night. “The next day, they’re not cranky and they get along better.” Early bedtimes are a bonus for her too. “Evening is a peaceful time when I can read, catch up on e-mail, and do scrapbooking  – things I don’t have time to do when the kids are around.”

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 60 percent of children feel tired during the day. “For better or worse, the sleep habits kids learn now will follow them through adulthood,” says Karen Waldron, Ph.D., author of Unleashing Kids’ Potential. “One problem is that kids’ bedtimes are driven by adult schedules.” The result: tired children who forfeit restful REM sleep. They become cranky, find it tough to concentrate, and suffer from impaired memory and judgment. Not what any of you need on a Monday morning. Start to remedy this tonight. Then go and get some rest yourself  – you’ve had a busy day.

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

September 4 – December 21   2018

Sept. 4 (Tuesday)                              First Day of First Semester

Oct 8 (Monday)                                 Columbus Day Holiday

Nov. 19 – 23                                       Thanksgiving / Fall Break

T. B. A.                                              Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)

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

Feb. 18 (Monday)                               President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 11 -15                                         Spring Break Holidays

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

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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