God’s Gift Wrappings Around Us

Dear Reader:

I am working on getting the grandchildren’s Halloween paraphernalia wrapped and ready to give them this weekend and wouldn’t you know it? I went to CVS, Walgreens, and two different dollar stores to get orange/ black wrapping paper and all were sold out.

I ended up looking for wrapping paper on Amazon-one roll that could arrive in one day and still ended up having to get different colors that included black and orange -a new world where holidays all run together.

I would much more prefer a ” wrapped” hug from God… and Tuesday I got it! Whoever says God doesn’t have a sense of humor hasn’t met my God!

After picking Ben up Tuesday I kept hearing a noise in the car and kept wondering where it was coming from? I discovered Ben. He was nervous about the doctor visit and was nervously tapping his foot on the floorboard.

I tried to make light of it and told him he must like the song playing on the radio-tapping in tune to the music-he went along with the ruse and I started tapping the steering wheel.

Just then a truck pulled in front of me as I got on interstate I-26. On the back of his cargo section, in big letters , was written…


I started laughing and pointed it out to Ben who started laughing too. Suddenly every vehicle that passed the truck started beeping snd yelling out the windows with thumbs up and calls like ” You got that right man” or” ” No KIDDING …kids ARE scary these days!”

I stayed right behind the truck until my exit off I-26- it was then I noticed Ben’s foot wasn’t tapping anymore. That truck made our day and relieved the stress. A God Wink- ” Yes Virginia God Does Have a Sense of Humor! “

So until tomorrow…H. O. P. E. -Hold on, pain ends.

Today is my favorite day. Winnie the Pooh

We are in for a series of cool fall days-time for the pansy baskets!

My neighbor Vickie’s gorgeous entrance to her Tropical garden!

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 God’s Gift Wrappings Around Us

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Amen …Amen to all…


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