Becoming a Force of Nature

Keep Pushing for New Discoveries

Dear Reader:

I caught the last part of a Christmas show on Hallmark and some advice was being given to a young girl just starting out in entertainment-it sounded like something Dolly Parton would say-” It’s easy to keep a train on the tracks if it’s not moving.”

In other words… life is not stagnate and neither should we be in our lives on earth. Don’t all of us emerge from the womb kicking and screaming-a force of nature in full anger management mode?

Indignant, righteous anger-one minute we were securely nestled in our mother’s cocoon-warm, safe, fed constantly, listening to the rhythm of our mother’s heartbeat and the next we were thrown out into the cold, with blinding lights and incessant chattering noise.

Many of you read the medical findings during COVID-19-warnings actually -to get off our recliners and get moving. Sedate living can be lethal to our hearts and lungs-walk, run-get up and get moving.

Like Lewis and Clark… each of us have our own frontiers to explore, risks to be taken and new surroundings to adapt to -making each of our lives unique. God did not intend for us to settle for a sedentary lifestyle-life is one big adventure and not to be missed.

Every time I give up on a plant-most times they surprise me. I have only had one, yes one, moonflower bloom and now here, in November, with Thanksgiving just around the corner look what I discovered! Maybe the plant needed a respite this year.

Two Chances!!

We must remember … we will never know what is waiting on us just around the tracks if we never take the journey !

So until tomorrow…as Alex Elle explains so beautifully in this card..,

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

I love stopping by this camellia garden near my neighborhood-it is my respite when life gets hard.

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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