Is it Time to Re-Set Your Life Again?

Dear Reader:

As we all go through the many different and diversified stages of our lives… don’t we all find ourselves at crossroads that demand a change in course?

Re-setting isn’t about beating yourself up, feeling bad or staying stuck. A re-set is about embracing a positive attitude towards change and finding opportunities for personal growth… even in the hardest of times.

As Charles and I talked after the funeral he admitted life without Sherry was going to be one of the hardest transitions ever. Charles is facing a most difficult re-set.

My first reaction to his admission was to remind him to 1) Be good to himself 2) Remember time is the great healer … to give himself time to grieve and then openly receive all of God’s blessings …still awaiting his life. Love will fill in again the gaps left behind… because love reigns eternal.

Long before mobile phones came along that allowed us to set and re-set time deadlines… we had alarm clocks. They came in all shapes and sizes… with one or two ringers. Personally, as a single mom, I needed two ringers… always was so tired and terrified of being late to school… since the class would be waiting on the teacher!

One ringie-dingy, two ringie-dingies…

A spiritual re-set means identifying new ways to find happiness. Give yourself permission to change -Change your environment, set new goals, and extend new interests.

So until tomorrow… Think of your re-set button as your personal empowerment button. Don’t settle for a life lived in the past… turn towards the present. Live today with the future in mind for those you love who will follow. You can re-set the button today to ensure we have a free country and safer environment for tomorrow!

Today is my favorite day. Winnie the Pooh

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 Is it Time to Re-Set Your Life Again?

  1. Honey Burrell says:

    Great blog. Just what I needed, a reset! Love and miss you. I’ll call this afternoon.💕


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