Rest, Recovery, and Reflections

Dear Reader:

Rest In Peace certainly lived up to its name on a slow, serene (summery-feeling) Sunday . I awoke yesterday filled with such a sense of relief and contentment …( Tommy and Kaitlyn) were home safe and sound, our missing Ya Libby was improving with amazing leaps and bounds, and the smells of bacon frying, the stirring sounds of grits thickening, and fresh eggs being scrambled reminded me of Brooke’s famous annual breakfast extraordinaire she surprises us with on each retreat!!! ( I practically fell out of bed scrambling around to get out!)

Breakfast brunch… my favorite meal!

After breakfast we leisurely began assessing where we are today and how we feel about it! The main conclusion we all mutually agreed upon (after sharing past and present reflections) was that we would not be who we are now… if we had not gone through all the life challenges we did…when we were who we were then.

And then if you are lucky enough to still have friends and loved ones who knew you when… and still love you now… then you are richer than any amount of gold and treasures! None of us can get away with any different memory about a shared situation… because we were all there and lived it together! 😉

So until tomorrow…

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

Another Erskine friend joined us yesterday which only added more memories and fun-Ka Stevenson !! Another Delightful Due West gal!!

The Beauty of Edisto….

Good news from Regina… she did not have to have surgery and is back home in her own bed and beyond grateful for your prayers!

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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