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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…

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Legacy and Living It

 Legacy and Living It By Renee Bodkin We have been talking with the boys a lot lately about walking the walk.  How their actions speak louder than their words.  We use the 12 points of the Scout Law daily as a guide for leading them in the right direction, “You either live it or you don’t.” …

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365 Grateful – Reflecting

365 Grateful – Reflecting   By Renee Bodkin   2015.  One week into this new year.  I want to reflect on my “365 Grateful Journey”.  It’s been a learning experience.  It’s been a Blessing.  It wasn’t a “complete” success as I *only* completed 160 blog entries in 2014.  I still consider it a success as…

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Snowy Owl Spotting

Snowy Owl Spotting   By Renee Bodkin   I, unfortunately, was not lucky enough to SEE this awesomeness but it was LITERALLY right outside my classroom window.  The teacher and class right next door saw it.  This snowy owl was hanging out on a lil snowy patch outside of Niagara Falls High School this afternoon. …

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Christmas Novena

Christmas Novena St. Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer to Obtain Favors By Renee Bodkin   It is piously believed that whoever recites this prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (November 30th) until Christmas will obtain what is asked. Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of…

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Time Alone

Time Alone By Renee Bodkin   It doesn’t happen often.  I’m a busy, busy person.  And I’m okay with that.  But you don’t really realize how much you need a little alone time until you have it.     Sebastian has his test prep class at Canisius this morning and I volunteered to take him.  This…