Something’s Just Around the Corner

Dear Reader:

Haven’t you ever awakened and had a ‘funny’ feeling that something was brewing, something was ‘in the air’ …something was about to happen that would be quite different…but you didn’t know exactly what it was?

In my case, however, I do happen to know and also when it will happen…piqued anyone’s curiosity? It wasn’t until I was watching Mary Poppins with the grandchildren (Julie Andrews original) that certain scenes reminded me of a great adventure I have been on for quite awhile….and Mary is right when she tells the children….

Anticipation is… “When I think something nice is going to happen I seem to fly right up on the wings of anticipation; and then the first thing I realize I drop down to earth with a thud. But really, Marilla, the flying part is so glorious as long as it lasts…it’s like soaring through a sunset. I think it almost pays for the thud.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea 

During these rather challenging, yet still monotonous days we face…anticipation is the great ice-breaker…the blip in a  series of long straight lines. Even if a blip is somewhat ambiguous…it still can provide a welcome change in our daily routines.

So for today and until tomorrow…that is all I will say.

But I did talk with Winnie the Pooh… since he’s been on my adventure with me… he added his perspective on anticipation …part of the reason he always concludes each post with….

Today is my 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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1 Response to Something’s Just Around the Corner

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Ok…you have my attention. Sometimes the “not knowing” can either be exciting or scary depending upon the circumstances…but in this case I know it must be a good thing so I am excited for you. So my nect question is childlike…when will we know? Is it time yet?


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