Give Everyday the Chance to Become the Most Beautiful of Your Life

Dear Reader:

As you can tell… I have been catching up with Mark Twain’s witticisms and favorite Twain notable ” quotables!” ! I didn’t realize how much I had missed reading Mark Twain’s works… feels like returning to a comfortable friend for a catch-up conversation.

…Though actually it was a telephone conversation with Mandy yesterday that sprang to light when I wrote today’s title quote. “Give Everyday the Chance to Become the Most Beautiful of Your Life.”

Jake( second grader) is not an early morning kid( understatement of the year) so by the time John and Mandy have put clothes on him , breakfast in him, and teeth brushed… Mandy watches (with a survivor’s relief) as he heads out the door… with hopefully his lunch and homework still in his book bag)

Wednesday evening, she called me, however, and said Jake jumped off the bus step that afternoon declaring loudly that he had just had the ” busiest” ever day of school and also the ” funnest!” He was all smiles!

An excited Jakie!

The Charleston Children’s Museum outreach in-school instructors…had come in his classroom introducing a fun, fascinating program called Engaging Creative Minds.

The activity that thrilled Jake was hypothesizing which matchbox cars could achieve the greatest distance and/ or speed on which particular surface and why? ( had smooth asphalt surfaces, sandpaper surfaces, etc. ( Jake has been collecting matchbox cars since he was a toddler.) *This learning experiment came straight from heaven as far as he was concerned.

For Jake he had experienced the most beautiful day of his life… at least school day life!

*** Was just about to close up the blog post yesterday afternoon when Mandy sent me a picture the teacher had taken of Jake’s pinball creation he made! Creativity… the key to a child’s learning!

So until tomorrow I wish for everyone a day filled with gratitude for life itself… the sheer beauty and adventure of it all!

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

And speaking of beauty and adventure…Look at beautiful Cabo Mexico where Anne and family are! Now that is a beautiful day!!!

In fact… everyday I wake up and watch the sun’s rays filter through the windows… and know I am alive and breathing…well it’s a beautiful day!

PS…. and don’t worry about having to wait eight hundred plus years for another ” special ” February… Sherlock Jackson has been on the case… solved! ” Elementary… my dear ” … conclusion in tomorrow’s post!

Perfect Twain quote for Valentines! ” The heart is the real fountain of youth!”

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 Give Everyday the Chance to Become the Most Beautiful of Your Life

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Love this…we are enroute to pick up JP for the wkd…we have lots of matchbox cars that belonged to Paul and Blake…let the races begin…thanks for this idea..m


    • Becky Dingle says:

      ” Runnn un nunnunrun” how many times did I make and listen to those sounds… glad all those play days turned into Jake’s most memorable lesson to date… teacher told Mandy he should attend school at the museum- he loves creating a lot more than just staring at the same ole’ requirement lessons.😉

      Sent from my iPhone


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