Kindness Should Always Be Our Legacy

Dear Reader:

If you are like me…this Thanksgiving has sent me down memory lane more times than I can remember. For one thing I have such mixed emotions. For some…Thanksgiving is staying about the same…but for many others…it has changed and there is probably sadness attached to the glitch in this family tradition we all hold so dear.

For still others…economic times are hard…and many families might be doing without any kind of traditional Thanksgiving meal which makes me sad about the state of everything lately.

Nicole Phillips’, blogger and author, sentiments match mine.

“I find myself rejoicing with those who rejoice and feeling the sadness so many others are carrying because I don’t want anyone to carry it alone. Maybe you’re right there with me.

But you know what exists even when everything is topsy-turvy? Kindess. Always Kindness!”

I know how fortunate my life is, especially this unique and beautiful Thanksgiving in the mountains…and I have thanked God continuously since arriving for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to feast my eyes on the mountains again and all they symbolize in each of us.

My thoughts have turned to legacies while sitting in front of the huge fireplaces in several living areas. I don’t think we get to pick a legacy…because it is formed in other people’s minds from a lifetime of personal experiences.

My prayer is that somewhere in my legacy…kindness will be included…because I have been so blessed to be the recipient of great kindness throughout my lifetime… I hope it has come full circle to providing kindness in others.

So until tomorrow…

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh

Last pictures I took of the garden before heading out this past Wednesday…isn’t it wonderful that God provides beauty for all of us everywhere?

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 Kindness Should Always Be Our Legacy

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    ❤❤❤ to you sweet friend and for all your kind acts…

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