Greetings TESA Members,
As we prepare for the start of the new school year, there will be new beginnings, new ideas, new energy, exciting and surprising. I am truly enthusiastic to be serving as your 2019-2020 TESA President with the company of the TESA Board and Committee members. We hope to give justice to the quote above as we strive together to continue to make TESA strong with new ideas and energy for you, the TESA member.
The inspiration for my logo for my year as president is this quote…
Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds,
You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.
Let’s begin with Your mind is a garden ….Your mind belongs to you and you are in charge of what you want to fill it with. You want to make sure your garden has the proper soil and nourishment. With your mind, you will want to open yourself up to knowledge, music and arts in order to become a well-rounded person.
Your thoughts are the seeds…I would strongly suggest choosing yours seeds wisely to make sure they are compatible with your beliefs or core values. Seek out the seeds of self-development, compassion and integrity,
Now You can grow flowers…You are ready to bloom! Take what you have learned and bloom where you are planted. Share with others what you have learned.
One more aspect of my logo is Service, the word I am most passionate about. Growing up in a home less fortunate than others made me realize the importance of service. I was blessed to have so many people help me in my formative years. As an adult, I have always been inspired to give back. When my daughters wanted to be involved in Girl Scouts, Little League, dance and youth groups at church, I stepped up. Reason being, for an organization to thrive and be successful, it takes volunteers. So even when my children grew up, I continued to volunteer my time in my local association LCESA, and of course TESA. Therefore, I challenge you to do more. Step out of your comfort zone, volunteer for a committee, run for an office, I guarantee if you give, it will return to you tenfold.
So, I leave you with this poem, author unknown titled…
Why Be A Volunteer?
It’s not for money, it’s not for fame.
It’s not for any personal gain.
It’s just for love of fellowman.
It’s just to send a helping hand.
It’s just to give a tithe of self.
That’s something you can’t buy with wealth.
It’s not medals won with pride.
It’s for that feeling deep inside.
It’s that reward down in your heart.
It’s that feeling that you’ve been a part.
Of helping others far and near.
That makes you be a Volunteer.
Begin your year by filling your mind with carefully chosen seeds so you can grow flowers and share your bounty by serving TESA.
Again, I am delighted to be serving as your President with Felipe Campos, President-Elect, as my confidant. Remember we are here to serve you and we are only an email or phone call away.
All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of Today. ~ Indian Proverb
Marie Enax, CEOP
TESA President 2019-2020