Tribute to “Old Faithful”

Ten Years -A Thank You!

Dear Reader:

Today I started that difficult task of cleaning out my Happy Place in preparation for the new… And though I know my soon to be chrome book can go anywhere now-it is important to me that I return to my special room where I can watch my flowers grow and the birds feed and sing. It is important to me to have an indoor sanctuary to pause each day, count my blessings, and listen for the message to share-whether it is in the form of a story, a quote, a conversation, a sighting-really any and everything in life carries a message!

I think it was definitely a God Wink that my last screen shot was: Life is a Beautiful Mess! It is!

But oh so worth it! Change is simply the anchor of life as contradictory as that sounds! Life never stops changing -it’s secret to a fulfilled life is how we react to it!

It dawned on me yesterday that “Old Faithful ” never failed me-she was still producing to the very end until she had the rug pulled out from under her by newer technology that she simply wasn’t built to handle and wasn’t capable of updating to newer standards!

So until tomorrow…A new dawn breaks … lifetime learning continues and one day not too far in the future I will wonder why I was so intimidated by just another life challenge!

I am still struggling with adding photos-different programs have completely different systems than the only one I have known but this will too return to normal soon!

We did have fun at Lachlan’s party! It had been awhile and everyone was so happy to see each other-especially the cousins!

“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh

New flowers to plant!

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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4 Responses to Tribute to “Old Faithful”

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Bless you…❤❤❤


  2. Honey Burrell says:

    I admire your tenacity! Wish I was up to the challenge!😘


    • Becky Dingle says:

      Believe me you would be… if that was your kiln no longer working…and your passion was crying out to create again…we can do anything to follow our passions! 🙂


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