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Grateful for Chaos

Grateful for Chaos   By Renee Bodkin   As I sit down and reflect on my day, one word comes to mind.  Chaos.  Then I smile because it’s almost funny the chaos in one day.  It’s unimaginable sometimes.  And what is even funnier is that I am grateful for the chaos.    Merriam-Webster defines CHAOS…

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Realizations

 Realizations   By Renee Bodkin   Realization #1 – I got a new phone this summer and I never saved all of my photos from my other phone.  That needs to get put on the “To Do List” as an “ASAP” thing.  Since I have a LOT of photos on that phone.  A LOT I…

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Trees, Leaves, and Change of Season

Trees, Leaves, and Change of Season   By Renee Bodkin   Trees and Leaves.   As I was leaf blowing and raking and leaf blowing and raking some more… it was difficult to feel gratitude.  We have SO. MANY. LEAVES.  The cleanup process of these leaves is not one we look forward to each fall. …

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The Word of God Through Song

The Word of God Through Song By Renee Bodkin   Humbled.  Blessed.  Grateful.    Those are just a few things I’m feeling right now.  This evening I had the great opportunity of attending a concert.  Not just any concert though — it was called the En-kata Maasai Choir.  I was going to get into the back…

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Reflecting On and Defining Gratitude

Reflecting On and Defining Gratitude By Renee Bodkin   Reflecting on gratitude.  Gratitude is a shift of focus from all that is missing in one’s life to the focus on the abundance that can be found each and every day (sometimes you have to look deep within but I swear, it’s there).  Focusing on gratitude reduces…

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November – Month of Gratitude

 November – Month of Gratitude   By Renee Bodkin Hey… it’s November!!   The month of gratitude. Facebook will be littered with people sharing what they are grateful for.  If you are one of those “Gratitude Sharers” — awesome!!   A month of gratitude.  A day of gratitude (Thanksgiving).  A year of gratitude.  Or gratitude…

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Tricks and Treats

Tricks and Treats By Renee Bodkin   I need to be honest with you — Halloween is not my favorite holiday.  Not for any specific reason.  It just isn’t my thing.  As the boys get older Halloween is seemingly becoming less and less exciting for me so in a quest for gratitude – I wanted…

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Grateful for a Day to Clean

Grateful for a Day to Clean By Renee Bodkin We have been “go, go, go”.  Our lifestyle has always been one where we are busy but now with the new motor home – the Bounder – we are gone and busy and on the road even more.  This weekend was one of the first where…

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Strength to Write This

 Strength to Write This By Renee Bodkin   Not all days are good but there is good in each day. I have a secret.  I yell more than I should.  I could make a boatload of excuses – Hello, I have 3 boys who suck the life out of me and my patience goes from plenty to none…