Patience – Day 9

• January 9, 2014 • Comments (3)

Patience – Day 9



Patience. Defined as:  The capacity or fact of being patient.  (Don’t you just love when they use the root word in the definition?!?). 

Patient. Defined as:  Bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint;  steadfast despite difficulty or adversity.  




On the outside, I may appear to be a very patient person.  But truthfully, it takes much self-control and self-talk and reminders throughout my day to be patient.  You see… my days are filled with trials, trials I don’t thrust upon others or complain about but trust me trials none the less. 

Just imagine – 50 special education high school students who are resistant to learning each and every day. 

Just imagine – 3 active, loud, verbose, opinionated, and did I mention active boys.

Just imagine – an awesome husband whose health and illnesses challenge him daily though his strength and perseverance to keep doing everything that he does each and every day. 

Just imagine – a 40 year old Renee juggling family, teaching, scouting, a myriad of other things that are important… and still trying to find time for herself.

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So, today I am grateful for the presence of patience.



Until tomorrow…
Renée Bodkin

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  1. Renée Bodkin says:

    Thank you so much, Cioci. I try. 🙂

    Thanks Afton! I appreciate your feedback. 🙂

  2. Afton says:

    Sounds like you have a lot of chances to practice being patient. Our experiences can refine us if we let them. I’m enjoying reading your blog. 🙂

  3. Monica Bodkin says:

    You always amaze me with your grace in handling all you have to deal with.:)

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