“We’re In This Together”

Dear Reader:

You have noticed, no doubt, that I love Natural Life’s “chirps” or little motivational messages you can sign up for and have pop up everyday…which I did and do.  I decided to take time yesterday and find out the story behind the “chirps.

What is a Natural Life “Chirp”?

Spreading positivity with the messages that speak to us is the heart and soul of Natural Life. We hear from so many people all around the world that they love our inspirational messages on the treasures we make and daily posts we share.

We wanted to start spreading them in even more ways… like sending them in a daily email and printing them on stickers to give away!

We didn’t want to just call them “posts” so we put our heads together to come up with a fun new name for them! Since they make people feel cheerful, we looked up other words for “happy”, and “chirpy” came up. We instantly knew that Natural Life Chirp was the perfect name… and we even made a little chirping bird to go along with it!

Did you know that your most-loved Chirps become the art & words on Natural Life treasures and clothes like graphic tees and sweatshirts…even stickers to send friends!

That makes us all so connected- the Natural life Family and the people who love us. They are all an important part of creating this happy & hopeful brand! I just love that! We hope you do too. The world needs more “happy“!

 

 

 

 

 

“The “chirp” in the title artwork today is new…made just for these uncertain times …..reassuring everyone that all of us, the world’s people…“We’re in this together.”

(I love the message below)

“When this is over, we may never again take for granted a handshake with a stranger, full shelves at the store, conversations with neighbors, a crowded theater, a Friday night out, the taste of communion, a routine checkup, a school rush each morning, coffee with a friend, the stadium roaring, each deep breath, a boring Tuesday, life itself. ⁠

When this ends, may we find that we have become more like the people we wanted to be, we were called to be, we hoped to be. And may we stay that way – better for each other because of the worst.” -Laura Kelly Fanucci

How powerful is that? I love it. And a God Wink ensued. Our beloved loyal blog reader, Jo Dufford, said she had been having trouble trying to leave a comment…but yesterday she said it worked…so she wrote this…which echoes what Laura Kelly Fanucci above wrote. It just proves that we are all truly in this together.

So until tomorrow…Jo’s comment:

“… Time is something we can never regain. This is a time for families to sit down at meals together, talk together, work together and play together. It has brought back memories to me of when life was so much slower, and there was time for families to be together.

The nice thing about now is that we have technology to keep us in touch with our friends and the outside world. I am enjoying your blog every day. Thanks for this.”

(Thanks Jo for persevering with the comment problem and leaving us this message!)

“Today is our favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh

 

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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