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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.



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.



Life truly is all about connections.

Who are you connecting with?  I’m not talking about DATING.  I’m talking about networking, learning from…connecting.

I had a great weekend of connecting with some great student council friends.  I was able to meet some new faces and share some great ideas.  That truly is what teaching or advising is all about.  It’s about learning TOGETHER.

I know I say this a lot.  I don’t get tired of saying it though.  I LOVE MY JOB.  I love my coworkers, the way our leader supports us, how we are able and encouraged to network with others and I love my students.  I am truly happy about working all weekend at this conference I just came back from AND I’M truly happy I GET to get up in the morning and go work at the best high school in Texas!

Thank You Lord for connections.  Thank You Lord for my student council friends.  You know I know YOU put those people in my life.  THANK YOU!  Thank You Lord for allowing this weekend to be amazing.  AMEN!

Excitement sharpens Excitement!

Just recently, I was so honored to serve on staff at a TEXAS Association of Student Councils Summer Leadership Workshop. We were at SFA there in Nacogdoches and I was the Advisors Consultant. It was such a fun time, because not only was I able to share at our advisor sessions, but I learned so much from the other advisors, got to see my super student council friends and met so many new fun and interesting people. Connections are so important and they truly do energize you!

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As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭27‬:‭17‬ NLT)
Excitement sharpens excitement!

I came home excited about so many things. I have new ideas, a new outlook on some old projects and a renewed attitude toward this vocation and calling I know GOD has blessed me with. Charging your batteries is something we must all take time to do and this workshop did just that for me!

This workshop also reminded me that being a life long learner helps keep that excitement as well. It also helps keep ya feeling young! It might even hold those wrinkles and grey hair back. (Lotion and hair dye helps a little too…hehe) So, keep learning!

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If you stop learning, you will forget what you already know. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭19‬:‭27‬ CEV)
I don’t want to forget what I know!!!

Make connections.
Keep learning.
Stay excited…
Excitement sharpens excitement!!!

Thank you TASC for this workshop opportunity and thank you to all those who attended those fun, learning-full, EXCITING advisor sessions!!!

Here’s my excited face:


Your Name Tag

I-Am-Awesome-Close-Up-e1346147344621Yesterday I returned from a meeting for state student council.  There were advisors from around the state there along with their student representatives.  It was quite exciting to meet new people and see the old friends which I’ve acquired over the 12 years I’ve been blessed with the task of STU.CO. ADVISOR.  It seriously is one of the great perks of my job.

As I was creating name tags for our group and others, it was fun to add to the names we usually go by.  My name was “Rita (or Awesome Clawson)” –HAD to add that or part.   My student rep usually goes by “LEROY” at all these student council things.  That is not his name, but kind of like his alter-ego.  My roommate’s tag said “Mary,” but I also added “and important all around person” to it as well.  There’s always more to us than just our name.

At the end of the meeting, we were asked to create “I AM” posters where we write one obvious one and one that most people really don’t know about you.  My great amazing friend who came with me to the meeting had I AM AMAZING on one because it’s so obvious that she is–she does a great job at everything she does and if she meets a challenge at all, she faces it head on with the drive to conquer it!  I love her attitude.  The other poster we made for her was Mother to 5 BOYS and grandmother to 1 BOY.  This is something not everyone knows–especially all the people that were there at this meeting, but it’s still something that defines her–makes her who she is.

What is your name tag say?  Or what would your I AM poster say?  I know, it might have your name on it, but what else could YOU put on there?  Mom, Daddy, Teacher, Homemaker, Principal, Baseball Player, Home run Hitter even!?  It may have a characteristic on it that everyone knows you by.  I use AWESOME mainly because it rhymes with my name, but I was seriously first given this nickname by a JC at one of the summer camps I attended in the past.  When he said it, I was like, YES!  I love that!  It’s important to think of yourself in a good light.  I’ve not always done that in my life.  Not trying to brag here, but I AM AWESOME!  I do great things!  I am good at stuff.  I am not saying I am good at EVERYTHING, but I do well at the talents God has given me.  I do not believe He is done with me either.  I think He has things I will be able to do well as I get older and transition into the different levels of my life.  I mean, at 18, I was definitely NOT a good mother–mainly because I wasn’t one, but once I became one, He helped me develop into a well equipped momma.

So, what can you add to your I AM statement or the name tag you wear?  I bet there are so many things you can add, you’d need a name tag bigger than that little spot on your chest.  Think about those around you as well.  What other things are they known for beyond their actual name?  They are defined by more than that.

They are wonderful, great, happy, beautiful (one of my faves!), musical, handy… As you can see, I’m only listing all the POSITIVES.  I know there are ones out there that may have tags that aren’t so positive.  We should try and pull out the positive ones, though.  Try and help others see the positive things they are known for and a lot of times they will lean toward their more positives and away from the negative.  Help others build their self-esteem and confidence.  If we can be more confident in the GOOD THINGS on our name tags…this world would be a better place.


It’s late!

I will have to work on posting a good blog tomorrow. Today is going to be kinda minimal. I just got home from school where I put together a million ((yes, it’s a little exaggerated)) t-shirt orders. My feet hurt and I’m tired but can’t go to sleep. I was up there a couple of hours. Insane.

Was blessed with revival again tonight. Will share after our last night tomorrow.

Much love to you and yours!!!



Peace out Austin! We had a great time! TASC puts on a great conference. So blessed to be a part of student council and this awesome organization. 🙂

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