The Best is Yet to Come

Dear Reader:

How many of us remember being so disappointed at something we counted on that failed to materialize?

It’s all part of life isn’t it? But now at the age I am, upon reflection, most things worked out, in retrospect, the way they were supposed to all the time. It might have been a college application rejection, a failed job interview, or a doomed relationship. At the time… it seemed tantamount to the end of eternal happiness for us… yet later the initial failure lead us down a different path… the one we were destined to take all along!

Take a few minutes today and reminisce on some earlier disappointments… do you see God’s Plan playing out now where earlier we wondered why God wasn’t helping us achieve our personal, much sought after goals?

Letting go of our stubborn persistence in doing things our way … opens up God’s revelation-the true path to happiness and fulfillment!

So until tomorrow… watching Eva Cate’s friends playing and swimming together at her party took me back to my own children at 11 and all the twists and turns it took for them to land careers and spouses right at the right place and time. God is very good at nudging us as necessary in just the right moment.

” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh “

Eva Cate was selected Queen of the Fourth Grade Class for leadership!

And my garden parties on too! The lantana is coming!

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 The Best is Yet to Come

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    • Becky Dingle says:

      Thinking of you friend….from what you aren’t saying…I know these days are difficult for you…please know you aren’t alone and neither are the ones you love. Hope this beautiful day made you happy.

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