Creating Moments of Joy

Dear Reader:

A major God Wink yesterday… a book that helped me with mother’s journey into dementia arrived by Amazon yesterday from Brookie- right after we hung up ! The latest new edition of Creating Moments of Joy. perfect timing Brooke!

The author lists the six types of moments along this rocky path -they are:

Defining Moments-Signs that tell you it’s time

Family Moments-understanding the strain the caregivers feel and how can all of them can best support the loved one in this disease.

Challenging Moments -Tricks how to lighten the load over the rocky times

Transitioning Moments-Recognizing the different transitioning stages and how to sustain and trigger memories

Enhanced Moments-Learning to create opportunities to enhance and structure a better moment

Final Moments-May we all grow spiritually and cherish the time and life lessons we learned

I can hardly wait to re-familiarize the creative ideas that feels like someone holding my hand.

I experienced one memory moment yesterday-Ben commented on mother’s picture in the other guest bedroom and he felt her with him. Twice now I have found Ben sitting on the bed just staring at her. I told him about the mysterious light that fell on her picture right after I hung it up. He loved the story and said he would look for the light again.

So until tomorrow… ” The amazing thing about life is that there are so many versions of yourself you get to experience.”

” 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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1 Response to Creating Moments of Joy

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Sweet story about your Mother’s picture…hope that Ben will the light again too. I have had a lot of God’s winks since Suzy passed…

    Prayers for Ben and you…


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