As the Seasons Change… So Do We…

Dear Reader.

The other day as I was reading a story… a person was being interrogated about an incident in the past… as a witness, she puzzled over all the questions and finally looked directly at the judge… while thoughtfully exclaiming… ” There’s no need going back to the past because I was a different person then…not the same person now.” Then looking around the courtroom she asked everyone …” Aren’t you different… and if you aren’t… ” “why not?”

Take some time today and re-examine your own inner ” me” journey. Even though the essence of who we are in our soul ( as created by God being one of His unique children) is stationary, the other elements that make us up…. like personality, morality, inner strength, kindness, courage are subject to change… we have the opportunity, through every single stage of life to be a better person… than we were yesteryear.

And shouldn’t we all strive for that? Isn’t the saddest thing in the world seeing someone ( we know and care for) fall down the proverbial rabbit hole… perhaps through drugs, happenstance, mental illness, or simply poor personal choices?

Reaching my stage of life still brings problems ( no escaping that anchor of realism) but I actually love this personal time segment… I feel sometimes that I survived so much so that I could see life more clearly, be more present for others, and love love love more deeply.


So until tomorrow… Never forget we contain many of the same elements found in stars… we truly are all connected in this universe / and made up of Star Dust. No doubt… that is why we should never stop reaching for the stars! Striving to keep achieving our full potential.

Today is my favorite day- Winnie the Pooh

Seeds and flowers never stop growing and blooming… here are more surprises popping up…

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 As the Seasons Change… So Do We…

  1. Lynn Gamache says:

    Up very early and basking in the peacefulness of these first hours of the day. Now just read your blog and so enjoyed the thoughts shared on being people in process….living, growing, maturing, enduring and always enjoying life as we share it with others. I love having friends younger and older who inspire, challenge and affirm me. Some share with me my love of good books. One younger friend (I actually taught ML in grade four fifty years ago now) often shares books with me and recommends titles I may not have heard of previously. Thus recently I picked up two new titles at our local library and now share these with you:
    1. The Four Seasons of Marriage by Gary Chapman
    2. The Inner Work of Age….Shifting from Role to Soul by Connie Zwieg
    Happy reading! Let’s continue to grow where we’ve been planted.


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