” The Truth is …Everyone is Winging it”

Dear Reader:

I am in love with this book…I received it for Christmas from Doodle and Harvey. It took me twenty minutes to read it the first time… fifteen to read it a second time and then 30 minutes to reflect and absorb the simple truths about life and love that ” slammed” my spiritual awareness into high gear!

Author, illustrator, and gifted observer of life’s illusive truths, Charlie Mackesy starts the book out with this insightful comment.

Yes… we “wingless” angels on earth all end up ” winging” our way through life and constantly terrified others will find out the real truth inside of us-we are lost, uncertain, timid, and playing a role, acting out scenes, to be the person we want to project but… our life story is fiction-not reality.

This train of thought…reminds me of the famous comment President Franklin Roosevelt made to one of the most influential actors of his generation, Orson Welles, while fishing in the pond around Warm Springs, Georgia-the Presidential Retreat. FDR looked Orson right in the eye and said, ” You and I are the two best actors in America!”

Haven’t we all felt that way , especially while transitioning from academics to new careers to relationships, family and community expectations? We lament ” If people only knew the real me… what would they think… would they still love me?”

And through grace … isn’t God constantly trying to reassure us that He loves us just as we are… as a father to his child?

There is something about this captivating book that reminds me of Winnie the Pooh and all his friends… how their conversations include simple but powerful truths! Perhaps that is why I was so quickly drawn into its circle of love. Immensely uplifting!

So until tomorrow,,,

“So you know all about me?”asked the boy

Yes,” said the horse.

“And you still love me?”

” We love you all the more.”

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

As Christmas draws to a close… isn’t that the best gift of all… we are loved in spite of ourselves!

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 ” The Truth is …Everyone is Winging it”

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    ❤❤❤…I want to read it.


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