Push ” Pause” for Peace

Dear Reader:

There is a reason why ” our” beach house is named” Rest in Peace” … it is the most needed retreat escape … a place where we can push the ” pause” button on life, on the news, on the world, on our personal concerns back home in our daily lives, and immerse ourselves in the moment… live in the glorious moment!

Yesterday morning… I woke up and realized I was at Edisto with the Ya’s and jumped up ready to take on the day! I scrambled into some warm clothes … ( little chilly) hurried out to the beach to see the sun breaking over the ocean-it was about 7:00.


As I walked the dunes yellow turned to blue…

I gazed at the jetties where my life story took a miraculous intervention so many years ago with a prophetic dolphin. ” All is right with the world and all is right with you… go live your life! ” ( That was fifteen years ago!)

I had to have a picture … but the beach was pretty empty until one lone stroller came slowly walking down the path… I waved her over… and asked if she minded taking a quick snapshot of me on the jetties. Her name turned out to be Ann from Greenville -she was on a church retreat with 14 other women and was in charge of the daily devotion later that day.

She had decided to take a stroll to think about what she would say… and after hearing my ” dolphin” story… she now had it!

My new friend Ann from Greenville… had recently lost her husband … but shared with me her gratitude to God for forty years with the love of her life. Now we each had a story to tell… he lived long enough to see his first grandchild born.

So until tomorrow…

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

Our home away from home-Rest in Peace

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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3 Responses to Push ” Pause” for Peace

  1. Oh, the people we meet on vacation can really touch our hearts. Keep sharing your story and your beautiful heart. Enjoy your stay. I think next year, Douglas and I will go to Edisto Beach rather than Hilton Head.


  2. Lisa Register says:

    I LOVE this! Beautiful reminders and gorgeous beach photos! Thank you for sharing 🙂


  3. Ron and Lynn Gamache says:

    Thank you for sharing your heart and part of your story with us once again. So true…the people we meet are so often the miracles of the day. I saw this over and over again as we flew from British Columbia, Canada to Virginia, USA two weeks ago. I had prayed for some “divine appointments” and my Father did not disappoint me. Let’s look for some of these same miracles each and every day. I can hardly wait to see who all God will bring my way today!


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