Befriending Life… No Matter the Question… Let Love Be the Answer

Dear Reader:

After I finished reading a recent post by Kate Wolfe-Jenson ( MS ” journeyman” who writes about her continuum passage living with MS for decades) I immediately thought of my friend Harriett and her amazing journey with cancer.

So I decided to dedicate this post to you Harriett because Jenson’s observation spoke to me and hopefully will also speak to you… since we share our struggles together!

Harriett is right above me and in my opinion has always been above me in her compassion, kindness, and generosity.

Kate Jenson makes her kind promise read: By everyone sharing their strengths… we are all better for it…. everyone becomes a receiver and giver simultaneously.

” Even on days when you feel weak and weary… take a moment to feel the strength thrumming within you. It comes not from your muscles and bones, but from your essential beingyou don’t have to stretch for it. Just settle into the quiet and realize it is there. ”

” Let each wobbly time be an invitation to gather strength by taking care of yourself. When you are feeling strong enough , celebrate by sharing who you are, what you have, and the creations of your tender heart with the rest of us.”

The uncertain parts are share worthy too… since understanding enriches everyone’s lives and encourages us all to be brave. Never exhaust yourself -leave room for everyone to find their own answers, chart their own courses, and practice their own beliefs.”

” We are all connected by the human spirit … in every passage of our lives.”

So until tomorrow… ” Strength thrums within you and in us too because, of course, we are not separate. We are iridescent slivers of the same light, complementary fibers of the same muscle. When we shine together, when we flex in concert, our world becomes brighter and stronger.”

I love you Harriett! 🙏🏻😍

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

My fresh flowers for the holiday week!

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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4 Responses to Befriending Life… No Matter the Question… Let Love Be the Answer

  1. Harriett Edwards says:

    Thank you for sharing your support and love 💗 Harrell Edwards.

    • Becky Dingle says:

      Harriett…I know right now you feel weak but never confuse this physical condition with the thought that “you are weak.” Think about it… every time you “break’ (meet another “c” obstacle)…your spirit comes back stronger than ever! You are my hero!!!! I love you!

  2. Honey Burrell says:

    Beautiful post dedicated to a truly amazing soul.
    My prayers continue for dear Harriet and for oh so many fighting (little c). My heroes!❤️

    • Becky Dingle says:

      Believe me Honey you,too, have had your battles and we all love and admire you upclose and afar….you bring light to so many!!!!! Love you!!!!

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