“There is Always Always Something to be Thankful For”…

Dear Reader:

Yesterday the little decorative dish (on the pineapple saying) arrived…so Honey… I re-packaged it and sent it on to you. Your surcie is in transit! But before I re-sent it… I noticed the young girl (supplier) of this pineapple dish (Lisa’s Boutique) had put a  card inside the box that said, “There is Always, Always Something to be Thankful for.”

Archibald Rutledge would call it a ‘life’s little extra.‘ Lisa didn’t have to do that…but she did. This speaks volumes for this young entrepreneur and I will definitely seek her out again when ordering more ‘surcies.’

The little card did make me stop and think about all the blessings I have in my life and how thankful I am for so many friends whose lives and mere presence have been a “life’s BIG extra” for me along my journey.

Take Friday for example…Rose at the Publix Customer Service is trying to reach me telepathically to pull me into the store for the commemorative Clemson cokes and is overjoyed when I show up unexpectedly.

Then, out of the blue, Stephanie calls Publix at 9:00 Friday night to see if they have some more for Tommy and when she discovers they do…she is off and running…with her mother Greta telling her to wait for her…then they can both get two cartons.

I mean ‘Really’...who does that kind of thing any more?….Stephanie and her mother Greta do…the “Determined Duo“- Y’all will always be superheroes in my eyes!

Then my neighbor, Jane and her friend Liz, decided to go to Krispy Kreme yesterday morning (St. Andrews) to get a box of the special “Solar Eclipse” donuts and called to say they would bring me some back…which in turn I planned to share with another neighbor, Vickie… to keep paying it forward!

Unfortunately they had an unsuccessful mission…by the time they got there they were out….but these two ladies don’t give up easily so they found out the time they would be ready todayand they are going to try it again….our own Lewis and Clark Expedition.

My mouth is watering just thinking about it….I am praying for success on today’s expedition.!

And of course…then there are all of you…who not only take time to read my little blog but converse and share thoughts and ideas.

***Speaking of…I have already gotten a few of your ‘Solar Eclipse’ memento photos and I am dying laughing. They are adorable…and some are downright hilarious! I don’t know where you found these things…but it appears that everyone is having just plain homespun ‘fun in the sun.”

Please keep those photos coming in…so we can have a cool collage tomorrow to remember this 99-year-spectacular event for the rest of our lives! *If you would get the pictures to me by 7:00 this evening…I would be most appreciative so I can get everyone’s added.

Remember to send your photo or idea to:  rebecca_dingle@hotmail.com

So until tomorrow…

Aren’t we blessed to be alive at this very moment? A miracle for all of us!

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh

And I am “always, always thankful” for my garden…especially at twilight…the magic hour when the fairies drop their pixie dust.”

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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3 Responses to “There is Always Always Something to be Thankful For”…

  1. bcparkison says:

    What a great idea…make your own lightning bugs. They are scarce as hens eggs( no real pasture eggs around here since 12 of my DnL’s hens got hit) and the little light string gives a warm glow. Must remember this.


    • Becky Dingle says:

      Where did you see that…I miss the lightning bugs too….I go nuts when I happen to see one. I want my grandchildren to experience the fun of them.

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  2. bcparkison says:

    I ment your string of lights on the fence look like fireflies, but you can put a string of fairy lights in a jar and think fireflies.


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