A ” Bright” Waiting Room Story

Dear Reader:

I love curling up on the sofa in the den upon waking each morning…and reading texts and emails… scrolling through FB looking for friends and family photos. But my most favorite time is when the first early morning rays start filtering across the den and dining room. It is like someone is adding light to the everyday palette of the rooms’ scenery.

As I was reading texts yesterday morning… a light caught my peripheral vision coming from the dining room. It was so bright that I , initially, thought I had turned on the dining room ceiling chandelier but instead it was the slanted rays of the early morning light coming through the blinds … just beautiful!

The surprise morning delight took me back to a magazine article I once read in the oncology waiting room years ago ( before coronavirus prevented magazines from being available to waiting patients.) I really miss not having articles to read… some of them gave me great ideas for post themes.

It was a Charleston architectural magazine, filled with gorgeous pictures of homes and fun ideas on enhancing different rooms within. The designer and author of the article was describing one of her favorite couples who taught her a lasting lesson while planning their home design.

They had gotten to the potential location of their personal bedroom… the designer… was suggesting the best outdoor scenery locations… some creeks that surrounded the exterior of their property… but to her surprise the couple asked instead where the first early morning sun’s rays fell and the ” route ” they traveled across the room.

Surprised… the designer offered to take pictures of different rooms in which the early morning light faithfully filled the room. A few days later… the couple had made their selection.

Curious the designer admitted that most people want the bedroom dark to sleep longer if possible. The couple looked at each other and smiled. The husband reached behind him to pull out the plaque they had selected to go over their front door entrance to their home, JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING

The wife further explained that soon after they married in their first little one bedroom cottage… the sun coming in each morning and crossing their faces did wake them but it became a symbol of their happiness that they awoke to the light of another day together.

So until tomorrow…

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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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2 Responses to A ” Bright” Waiting Room Story

  1. Lifetime Chicago says:

    Love this!


  2. Rachel Edwards says:

    Love this…


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