Be Kind, Rewind, and Don’t Forget to Unwind

Be your best friend

Dear Reader:

Madeleine L’ Engle said it best…”The only way to cope with the serious is to try to treat it a little lightly.”

When it comes to learning all the new tricks of the trade on chrome book …I feel like I am playing “Mother May I” -three steps forward-four back!

It is very easy to get down on oneself and I admonish myself constantly!

I think God was getting tired of me belly aching so He found this wonderful anecdote in my Archibald Rutledge files-it worked-I started laughing out loud!

Here goes! “The Legend of the Walk Off People”

It appears that on one occasion Adam, deeply troubled, sought out God in the Garden of Eden.

“God… you know how I love to catch fish in the river and to hunt rabbits. But Eve-she’s always complaining. She says she gets lonesome because I am gone so much. She’s talking of leaving me!”

“That’s easy, said God, come down to the creek with me and I will make a few more people. They will keep Eve company while you fish and hunt.”

By the water God shaped some new people out of mud and then leaned them against a fence to dry.

“Adam… said God, I will come back before sunset and put some brains in them.”

God got busy and plume forgot all about this project until the next morning.

It was then -to His shock and dismay-that he discovered the people with no brains had walked off!

And do you know… they have been increasing and multiplying ever since?

You might even have met one! 🤣 ( I do every time I sit down in front of my chrome book!)

“Orange you gonna laugh… I do! ”

My favorite color

So until tomorrow…A self is always becoming… when I least expect it…things come clear and then you realize how obvious it was all along!

I pray that day comes soon-because it will then be my favorite day … Winnie the Pooh!

And guess what-I love getting to give hugs to family and friends who have been completely vaccinated!

Oh how I missed it-life is getting better every day!

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 Be Kind, Rewind, and Don’t Forget to Unwind

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Keep on trucking Becky…loved the story…


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