Keeping Our Batteries Running…

Dear Reader:

I love creative metaphors on life and I found one Mev Shieder had placed on Facebook while scrolling through last week. Thanks Mev for sharing!

Besides spending half my life looking for car keys, I have spent the other half searching for batteries. Finally I got smart and started buying them every time I was at the pharmacy drug store and now finally have an ample supply.

” The Flashlight and the Batteries”

When a flashlight grows dim or quits working, do you just throw it away? Of course not! You change the batteries.

When a person messes up or finds themselves in a dark place, do you cast them aside? Of course not! You help them change their batteries!

Some need AA -attention and affection; some need AAA -attention, affection, and acceptance; some need C-compassion; some need D-direction.

And if they still don’t seem to shine-simply sit with them quietly and share your light.

I love that story-what a great lesson to remember!

Yesterday Jo Dufford experienced an ” Aha” moment after reading the post on the light/shadow connection… and the bogeyman!

” When I was small, I was never afraid of a bogey man-just the dark. One night I kept telling my sister, in the other bed, that I thought there was someone by my bed, so PLEASE turn on the light!

After several futile pleas, my sister disgustedly told me the light had been on for five minutes-I needed to remove my head from beneath the covers and open my eyes!

Jo realized suddenly from that old memory… maybe that ‘s the difference in seeing shadows and/ or seeing the light! It depends on what we are searching for and then how we see it-our own unique perceptions . Just another thought on light and shadows.

So until tomorrow…

” 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 Keeping Our Batteries Running…

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Love these…and you sweet friend…enjoy this rainy day…


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