Softest blanket to sleep with…reminding me how blessed my life is… called a Prayer Blanket… by Kaitlyn and Tommy!
Remember how artists like to depict the four seasons… for human aging … Summer, Spring, Fall and Winter? Have loved thinking I am perpetually Fall… but lately my body clock has started transitioning me into early winter… and it doesn’t like winter at all. 🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶
As I reflected back on the 2022 Christmas yesterday afternoon… all my gifts received promoted warmth on our coldest Christmas since Christmas of 1989-the white Christmas following Hurricane Hugo … both low temperatures tied at 16 degrees.
As I am slowly transitioning into the winter phase of life… an emphasis on needed warmth doesn’t just apply to actual cold temperatures but to the importance of retaining warm memories … like those of Christmas 2022 -memories that will prove more healing than any medicine -producing a warm heart.
Last evening when I was still reflecting on Christmas Day-family and friends…John O’ Donohue’s Christmas Benediction, once again reminded us to make every day be filled with Christmas joy!
So until tomorrow… “May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.”MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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.”
Love all the pictures…all the children are growing up…and I love the HOPE angel…