The Anchor of Castaway Change

Forever and ever…

Dear Reader:

Yesterday the post was about sharing the two securities all humans have on earth-sunrise and sunset.

Early yesterday morning I was out planting in the garden and got to see the sun rise ” on my shoulders.”

Do you remember that John Denver song? As the story goes… John was out in his yard one early spring morning in Minnesota-and realized that soon the sun would be warmly on his shoulders-an universal feeling the whole world could embrace.

In 1964 it hit the charts as the number one song in America!

Then… a God Wink! A gentleman on a talk show said ” Whenever I got low in spirit during those early days of the Pandemic… I remembered my favorite line from Tom Hanks character in the movie Castaway.

He said…” Tomorrow the sun will rise… and who knows what the tide will bring in… so now I know what I have to do-I have to keep breathing.”

Keep breathing

As Tom Hanks learned from his own desire to survive… Brene Brown’s advice is applicable everywhere to everyone-

” Letting go of fear is when you start being your most creative self… it is the birthplace of innovation creativity and change!

So until tomorrow-join me visually in the early mornings planting new life and watching the sun feed happiness on life!

” 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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4 Responses to The Anchor of Castaway Change

  1. Rachel Edwards says:



  2. Becky Dingle says:

    Enjoyed our visit…and my surcies….so sweet Gin-g! My prayers go out to you and your wonderful family during this time of uncertainty and sadness.


  3. Lynn Gamache says:

    Yeh, Becky! You are pressing on and must be pressing some of the right buttons on your new device too! Thanks for the thoughts shared today. Loved the little poem about sunshine as right now our world here is bathed in moonlight, with a sunny day in the forecast. Looking forward to spending time in our garden today, planting a few flowers and vegetables too. Just to be outside surrounded by fresh air, bird songs and sunshine will be a tonic to body, soul and spirit. Your garden appears to be bursting with new life. How fitting this is as we celebrate this season of resurrection LIFE in our Lord and Saviour.


    • Becky Dingle says:

      Good to hear from you Lynn….so funny you mentioned the terms…resurrection and life…Anne, who has helped me wade through this maze of new tech techniques….said it felt like we were “resurrecting” a new computer life from “Old Faithful”…a way to spread some good news. 🙂


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