The World We Shape is the World We Touch

Dear Reader:

I am writing this blog Thursday evening as the sun sets on our last day together. Already we had to drop Jackson off to start her first step towards her return home to New Jersey.

It was almost beyond painful to tell her good-bye … but we all prayed for our health to continue until we meet again-Brooke and I sang Happy Trails to her as we used to do when she would leave the dorm on a date-out the window to tease her.

Our discussions centered around leaving our spirits behind ( not the drinking kind🤣) in the form of our words, actions, and dreams.

Sometimes, it seems, we ask too much. Sometimes we forget that small graces are enough. The miracle of this gathering was just that…a miracle! And though it is never long enough, it is enough to sustain our hearts until we meet again.

So until tomorrow…thank you Father for the gift of time and a special place to gather!

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

” If we should be so lucky as to touch the lives of many, so be it. But if our lot is no more than the setting of a table, or the tending of a garden, or showing a child a path in the woods, our lives are no less worthy.” ( Nerburn)

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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3 Responses to The World We Shape is the World We Touch

  1. Honey Burrell says:

    So thankful you four were able to share special times together. Hold tight to the great memories until y’all are together again.😘😘😘😘

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  2. Rachel Edwards says:

    Becky…prayers for renewed health for Jackson and sustained health for all.
    Until you meet again…

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  3. This get together with you all so much happiest moments and inspiring lines also 👌🌷🙏 love and grace wishes 👏😊

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