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Happy Notes

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr Day. We were blessed to have the day off. This day is one where we should think about how we can serve others. MLK’s life was all about that and in order to honor his memory, I encouraged all my students to do something on their day off that served someone else.  

I thought all day about what I could do.   

I decided on HAPPY NOTES. I love sending notes and why not use that love to serve others. 

I wrote each of my coworkers a hand written happy note that I hope helps start their second semester off right.  I congratulated them on having an awesome first semester and am looking forward to having a great second half of the school year with them!!! I also attached a little chocolate to help with the smiley happy wish. 

What did you do on this MLK, Jr Day of Service?  I can’t wait to hear about all the things my students did! 

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National Day of Service

Serving others should not be a hard task.

We should want to do what we can for other people.

Today is MLK NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE.

From http://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday:

On this Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service, we reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through a national day of service across the country. Share your story of service throughout the day on social media using #MLKDay and follow the impact on all of our official accounts.

…He who is greatest among you, shall be your servant. -MLK, Jr

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This is a holiday, yes, but I hope you were part of something more than just sleeping in late or watching Netflix all day.

As student council advisor at the school I work, I’m so proud of the students who came out and were part of a group that went to visit a local nursing home today for MLK National Day of Service.  Those kiddos get it–they get that we should serve others.  They gave their day off to go make others feel like they are important.  I’m so proud of them!

I hope you were part of something today.  I hope you were part of a service to others.

#MLKday

THE GOOD.

What an awesome day.
A day of relationships.
A day of projects.
A day of giving.
A day of service.

Good intentions when put in action are so sweet to watch.
Little acts of service can turn into big mounds of wonderful.
Small gestures of kindness when added up can start a movement.

I hope that whatever you did today, it benefited someone else. Perhaps it helped others see that we are here to not just live, but to love and serve.

The group I was with today made my heart smile. They made me have hope in others. They made me proud to know them.

The group we visited made me remember that it’s not about me. They helped focus my perspective. They truly blessed me.

If you weren’t able to do some type of service today that lifted others up, I encourage you to take time to do it soon. It’s not for your own glory or for points you may receive …

It’s for THE GOOD and that is what we should all turn and focus on more…

THE GOOD.

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Be a SERVANT

When we think of the word SERVANT, most of the time a negative connotation goes along with it.  There are many words that are used in it’s place:  minion, lackey, attendant, maid…slave.   See, negative.

As a student council advisor, I try my best to encourage the ones involved that being a leader means serving others.  The council is not just about painting signs or having meetings.  It’s about serving others.

This is the same in life… We are not here to just live.  We are here to live for others.  We are here to serve.  We are here to make this life better for everyone, not just for #1.  We are to put others before us.

As a servant, we are to love others as God loves us.  We are not #1.  We are #3, or 4…or 5 …or ….  you get it?  God, of course, should be our #1.  THEN, all will fall into the place they need to be.  Others should be next #2, 3, 4, so on.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t take care of yourself, but when you help others, you help yourself.   When you serve others, you serve yourself.   God knows your heart.  He knows your intentions and your service.  He knows.

This helps explain:

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and remember…

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Be a servant.

Tomorrow is MLK, Jr. National Day of Service.  I’m excited to read about all the things that people do to serve others on this day that has been inspired by the life of Mr. King.

I want to end the blog today with a great Martin Luther King, Jr. quote.  

“LIFE’S MOST PERSISTENT AND URGENT QUESTION IS:

WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR OTHERS?”

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