Even ” Wacky Wabbits” Can Show Us The Direction of the Problem

Dear Reader:

It might seem a stretch going from Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny to John Travolta in Phenomenon but both teach us lessons about the source of our problems and why we have trouble solving them.

In both cases Fudd and Travolta are looking in the wrong direction when it comes to solving rabbit problems. This is very obvious in the Disney cartoons with Fudd aiming at everything everywhere with no luck capturing the wiley escape artist-Bugs Bunny.

Travolta’s character is also looking in all the wrong places-as the scene unfolds…

Travolta’s character has done everything he can think of to keep a pesky rabbit out of his garden. His fencing goes three feet underground and still each morning all the plants are nibbled through.

One night Travolta awakens and realizes his mistake-he has been going about this problem all wrong. In the moonlight he opens the gate and waits. To his shock and surprise the rabbit scurries out. The rabbit had been trapped IN the garden and he had been inadvertently keeping it locked in!

So until tomorrow-how many times do we fence in and lock up our troubled feelings and personal problems -letting them eat at our roots-when we need to open the gate and let them out-turn them over to God.

” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh

Today we have two wonderful birthdays in the family-Kaitlyn’s beautiful mother, Susan, and gorgeous Mollie-my daughter in law and love! ❤️

Happy Birthday Susan… and many more!!!

Welcome Home Mollie-Hope your birthday weekend was everything you imagined… and more! A ” benchmark weekend!”

***Tommy and Kaitlyn’s new entertainment/ sports 🏈 center in the backyard! Looking good!

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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