Spring and Water … New Beginnings…

Dear Reader:

The spiritual meaning of water symbolizes emotions, new beginnings, and purification/ protection. Just as our emotions are ever changing… so is water.

Yesterday I knew Jeff was coming… and one garden improvement (on the top of my to-do list) was clean out all the debris from the fountain so that water cleanliness would give me new clarity… so as I cleaned and Jeff cut the grass… (he had gotten me a new hose to flush out the now clean fountain) … I saw the pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters left by the children as they each made a wish.

There is something magical about a wishing fountain and seeing remnants of your grandchildren’s dreams and wishes at the clear bottom now… brought back wonderful memories.

As I was taking one last glance in my mobile phone lens… the sun suddenly broke through the towering oak tree and the blues of the skies and new fresh green of the leaves blended together to make an abstract work of art in my magical fountain-it is spring and just as our emotions are ever changing , so is water…. and so is hope!

Mandy and family are sharing new beginnings with water too… the family’s first cruise and the children’s first new perspective on the vastness of the oceans and seas…

Leaving Charleston… the Exchange Building
Obviously the sea is soothing to Jake
Have fun Mandy! Rest and Relax!!!

So until tomorrow… I was thinking the other day that one of my favorite things is being at the beach and watching a storm come in… you can even smell its salty presence and no matter how loud the thunder or sharp the lightning…the storm will eventually leave with the most wonderful sense of calmness and security left behind and within…blessings and protection.

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

3 bloom’s yesterday-4 today!!

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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