It’s All About Connections

Dear Reader:

I have come to the conclusion that there are two types of people in the world.. and I am not referring to  the glass half- full or half- empty folks!

Instead there are the people who believe in connections and patterns to life and the people who believe we live in a world where random acts befall us and our destinies are determined by some kind of cosmic luck. ..or lack thereof.

These two polarized philosophies of life are as  opposite as our country and world today.

We have to remind ourselves daily that the human race is more similar down deep than different. No matter where we live, our culture, religion or race …we all long for peace, security,  well- being, and hope for a better tomorrow for our children.

Recently an internet summit called ” Mindful Relationships” took place. A favorite blogger of mine, Kate Wolfe Jenson, shared some of her thoughts on it.

“The universe IS connection. Everything is connecting to everything everywhere all the time.

Since we are threads in the tapestry of the universe we also are connecting. Connecting is our nature. It makes us feel fully alive, joyful, and there is  sense of wonder.

You cannot NOT connect because that’s what reality is. But you can lose awareness if there is negativity in the interactive space between you and another human being.

If you can talk without judgment and listen without criticizing then you can connect through your differences.

…When you do that then you enter the flow of being and that’s where joy is. That is where you feel fully alive.”

So until tomorrow let us all strive for a new goal- to learn to talk without judgment and listen without criticism.

*Guess what? My computer guru, Izzy, a former eighth grade student of mine, was able to get by yesterday afternoon! He worked hard cleaning out the “gremlins” and extra “stuff” I no longer needed. Together we simplified everything I had acquired on my computer over almost a decade. It was a l-o-n-g afternoon but so gratifying.

I told him that we had a “God Wink” going on with the process of finding the connections where the computer was overloaded and the connections that needed erasing…because my upcoming blog was on just that topic… universal connections.

Izzy said he saw that every day in his work…discovering new ways of doing things and making the right connections technologically…had helped him see connections and patterns in his personal life too.

Wow! Izzy was supposed to show up yesterday and be right where he was…with each of us helping the other in different ways.

“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh

Our YA friend Jackson is having knee replacement surgery today! Please say a prayer for her that all goes well and that this is the beginning of a renewed lease on life!🤗👍

( Jackson is standing to the right of me)

If anyone needs a good computer man (who won’t leave until he has any/all problems solved) do call Izzy…his company is Izzy’s Mobile Computer Service. You can call 843-597-5377 or email him at ipcs61@yahoo.com

Wasn’t the rain yesterday wonderful? It was the first day I didn’t have to water in what it seems like…forever. Thank you Father for this much needed rain. You brought a smile to every lowcountry gardener.

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About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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4 Responses to It’s All About Connections

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Prayers for Jackson’s recovery. ..

    On Jun 6, 2017 4:29 PM, “Chapel of Hope Stories” wrote:

    > Becky Dingle posted: “Dear Reader: I have come to the conclusion that > there are two types of people in the world.. and I am not referring to the > glass half- full or half- empty folks! Instead there are the people who > believe in connections and patterns to life and the ” >

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    • Becky Dingle says:

      Thank you Gin-g. She is understandably nervous…but she just reached a point where she could no longer put it off. Her son Matthew returned home from South America to be with her. Our hope is that this surgery will be a catalyst to a new quality of mobility.

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  2. bcparkison says:

    Yea for Izzy. And yea for your rain while we are yeaing for a dry day.

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