Stillness Before Opportunities

Dear Reader:

Tuesday afternoon while talking with Brooke on the front porch of Rest In Peace… we were startled by a commotion and looked up just in time to see the most beautiful white heron flying right past us and landing on the roof of the porch!

I knew it had to be a good omen and looked it up -it was the perfect sign to start the retreat!

The heron symbolizes stillness and tranquility… and how these two qualities must be present to recognize new opportunities.

The heron also signifies determination because in life there will always be marshes and ponds that all of us wade through in stages. Yes… a heron symbolizes one’s awakened sense of openness and independence in meeting life’s challenges.

What a terrific way to start our Edisto stay-we got to face-time with Jackson as she gave us a tour of her abode in New Jersey! It was such a wonderful surprise!

Little by little life is returning to normalcy with heart to heart talks with our oldest and closest friends! We appreciate each precious moment even more now and take nothing for granted!

And none of us are giving up on a future agenda that includes the four of us reunited again. The truth is the older we get the more we need our friends who knew us when-it is a powerful and sacred connection.

So until tomorrow …Make new friends but keep the old… one is silver and the other’s gold.

” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh

The Beach!

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 Stillness Before Opportunities

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Have a great time….

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