Signs of Hope

Dear Reader:

Aren’t the days getting better? We can almost feel some of the earlier worries and stress oozing from our beings… everywhere around us new hope is dawning!

Everyone can be vaccinated-no more long lines or computer glitches. We can do this easy thing to ensure-not only our own health but the health of our fellow man. What a fabulous opportunity to help each other pull out of the pandemic united in the well-being of mankind! Opportunities of this magnitude don’t come along very often. And each of us has this power to change lives and longevity of life. Mind-boggling!

An interesting tidbit took place while on Edisto Island… it was National Bee Day last Thursday…and Brooke’s grandmother nickname is ” Bee.” She has a Bee shirt and Bee purse! The bee represents harmony though teamwork and staying busy and focused on working to keep balance in the universe.

Haven’t we all said something similar to Lee Lacocca’s quote? Something like… ” The only thing that got me through a personal tragedy, loss of career, death of a loved one, etc. was throwing myself into my work or staying busy? ”

Bees know this intuitively.

So until tomorrow… look for signs or God Winks in each day because believe me… they are there if we just look at the world with new ” lenses” intact.

“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh

Friday afternoon I left Edisto Island for Mt. Pleasant to keep Eva Cate and Jake while John and Mandy went out on their 13th anniversary dinner date…where John originally proposed-very romantic.

Tommy and Kaitlyn are ‘ holding down the fort’ keeping Lachlan and Eloise while Walsh and Mollie take Rutledge to Winston-Salem for a final season finale for all the regional successful Lacrosse teams-his team is called The Loggerheads! Quite appropriate for the Lowcountry! We wish the team good luck and love you Rutledge!!!

Please continue prayers for Ashley -Honey’s daughter-she had surgery earlier this week for her Crohn’s Disease but she has not been able to keep anything down including water or ice chips. Very distressing for everyone-prayers are more than welcome-and lots of them! Thank you as usual blog readers for your belief in the power of prayer!

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 Signs of Hope

  1. Beverly Dufford says:

    Prayers for Ashley’s healing and comfort for Honey and Mike.


    • Becky Dingle says:

      Thanks so much…Mike and Honey are beside themselves with worry….pray for improvement and Ashley being able to keep something down.


  2. Rachel Edwards says:

    Praying for Ashley and wisdom for her doctors. Prayers for Honey and Mike too.


    • Becky Dingle says:

      They definitely need it as any of us would…when our children’s health is so precarious…I know they will be thrilled knowing you and Jo are thinking of them.


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