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Reflections

Reflections By Renee Bodkin Long ago in a small, far away village, there was a place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors. A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit. When he arrived, he bounced happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house. He looked through the…

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Just Lead

Just Lead By Renee Bodkin A young man was chatting with his mentor, James, about his future career options. “I think that I could be a great leader one day!” the young man proudly announced. “OK, well I think that I could be an owl one day,”  responded James. James often came up with seemingly absurd…

Leadership | Scouting

Inspired.

Inspired. by Renee Bodkin It comes and goes.  The motivation and inspiration to write and share. It’s not surprising that I’d find that inspiration now. I just returned from 5 days at Camp Scouthaven staffing Wood Badge.   Wood Badge  — adult leadership training.  It’s difficult to put into words what Wood Badge is because…

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Faltering

Faltering By Renee Bodkin I am having difficulty here.   One of my longest friends is dying of cancer.  She is one of the most kind, thoughtful people I know.  She is too young to die.  I am angry.  I am shaken.  I am heartbroken.     My faith and hope are faltering.     …

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Dream Job

Dream Job By Renee Bodkin   I “like” this blogger on Facebook – Mrs. Momblog.  Her posts on Facebook resonate with me.  We are both teachers, moms, bloggers, busy, and from Western NY.  This morning she posted this prompt on FB:  If money or logistics were not an issue, what would be your dream job?…

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Gratitude and Rambling

  Gratitude and Rambling By Renee Bodkin   Gratitude.  I still feel compelled to express my gratitude although finding the right words is escaping me.   I sit down to write and my mind wanders.  My focus is fleeting.  I don’t think I was ADHD as a child/teen/young adult – though if this isn’t ADHD (or ADD) I…