Good Morning!

Dear Reader:

…And we are off! Finally! It is getting harder and harder for us Ya Ya’s to plan a time…even a short stay…together any more. It is truly frustrating…but after much pre-planning about medical appointments and special grandchildren activities…we did it!

The only thing positive I can think of for this befuddling problem is that it makes our gathering even sweeter for all the obstacles overcome to get there.

You know you have best friends…when they wait on you to go to your weekly scheduled “foot” appointment on Friday before heading out on Saturday… when normally we leave at the beginning of the week and stay until Saturday. Sacrifice and creative alter-planning is needed these days…but we did it!!! Thank you girls from the bottom of my heart!!

We have talked about our mid-winter retreat since Christmas and now it has finally come to fruition. Brooke is picking me up at 10:00 this morning and we are heading to Georgetown to the River Room for our annual rendevous lunch with Jackson before we head on to Pawleys.

God’s Wink came into play to help me gather some thoughts to leave with you each day while I am gone…Jo Dufford gave me some of the little tiny magazines called God’s Little Acres years ago and I found the bag of them the other day….filled with little thoughts to tuck away for a rainy day. I hope you enjoy them while I am gone.

Brooke and I will be returning Thursday so I can make my scheduled Friday foot appointment. But until then…it is time for some R&R with the girls.

Good Morning

Good morning. I am God. Today I will be handling all of your problems.

Please remember that I do not need your help. If trouble happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it in the SFGTD (Something for God to Do) box. It will be addressed in MY TIME, not yours.

Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold on to it or remove it. Holding on or removal will delay the resolution of your problem.

If it is a situation that you think you are capable of handling, please consult me in prayer to be sure that it is the proper resolution.

Because I do not sleep nor do I slumber, there is no need for you to lose any sleep. Rest my child.

If you need to contact me, I am only a prayer away.

– Author Unknown –


So until tomorrow…I decided to symbolically pack up all my troubles and leave them in a corner of my den to stay until I return. I want to be free from troubles while I am away and who knows…all those troubles might just vanish from my memory before I return to an empty corner devoid of negative issues.

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh

Spring was already in full swing as we are leaving…it will be interesting to see it again Friday …I think I will be delightfully surprised. So far four different shades…and counting…of azaleas. *In some cases the camellias and azaleas are greeting each other as neighbors…though very soon the camellias will move away until next season and let the azaleas take over their niches.

This joke pretty much sums up my foot doctor’s visit yesterday…

A doctor asks a nurse walking beside him “How’s the little boy doing…the one that swallowed all those quarters?”

The nurse replies “No change yet.”

There was no change in the wound but I have a feeling that after a week of R&R with my Ya’s…my foot is going to surprise my medical team…just feel it inside!!!! 🙂   🙂   🙂

Another perfect timing arrival came last evening…I was so busy packing I didn’t hear the mailman ring the doorbell…apparently he had forgotten to put it in the box earlier in the afternoon…it was my card I ordered from Etsy (creator Beverly Parkinson)…so happy I got it before Brooke and my departure this morning.

Beverly not only sent this three dimensional “Geranium Power” card but she had made a “beautifully etched” card holder for the card out of hard poster board…and then sent me another (created) Thank You card…that you can pay forward by writing a note on a slip of paper and nothing on the card/envelope….keep The Thank You card circulating…Great idea! Thank you so much Beverly! I can already feel the power…maybe “Little Big Red” has been chosen to be the one to boost this foot healing over the top!


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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5 Responses to Good Morning!

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    So glad that you are going to have some R and R in Pawleys…love the geranium card.. so creative…love you…


    • Becky Dingle says:

      Just realized I replied to the wrong recipient…yours is below. You can tell I am excited to be going! I hear Brooke beeping now…(So Beverly…thanks again for the card!)


  2. bcparkison says:

    Have a grand time for those of us still ‘stuck’ at home base. Good letter from God.May copy it for future use.


    • Becky Dingle says:

      Thank you Gin-g and that blueberry muffin took me over the top….delicious! And your sweet card for brighter days is coming true. too..with my Ya’s. Love you!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Have a great time. Get some rest, laughter, and love from your friends. Good post.


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