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Reinvention: Its Up to Us.

- Friday, November 6, 2020
giant bowl of oatmeal

I absolutely love Ohio. There was a time when I never would have said it, much less thought it. But, I have come to realize the opportunity that it offers. A short drive in any direction usually brings a change in terrain. There are different types of streams, rivers, and lakes. The roads are curvy and hilly. And they are straight and flat. The communities and their people and what they do varies across the state too. Living in Ohio provides opportunities for so many rich experiences.

I love its changing seasons. Each one is so different, from the birds and wildlife to the different types of sports one can experience. From the hush of a fresh blanket of snow, to spring flowers, summer cookouts and fall leaves; there are so many ways to enjoy our surroundings. So much opportunity for variety here.

All that said, I’ll be the first to admit I like a routine. A routine is predictable and comfortable. Who doesn’t like to be comfortable? But routine is the often the main ingredient for a giant bowl of boredom. And, a key ingredient in a side dish of complacency.

I love life. Every day we have an opportunity to re-invent. Ourselves, our relationships, our attitude, the way we think about our roles and responsibilities while we are here. We are blessed every morning with the opportunity to re-think what we do. It is up to us. How can we make space for re-inventing in our routine?

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