Being You… Requires LISTENING to You!

Dear Reader:

The best part of writing a daily blog is wondering where the next idea will come from… a conversation, television show, story, or nature itself.

I got an email from Linda Carson who had just read an excerpt between Christopher Robin and Pooh… and she said it made her immediately think of me and a new connection we share.

” So Pooh, why aren’t you busy? ”

” Because it’s a nice day” replied Pooh

” Yes, but….?”

“Why ruin it?” Responded Pooh

But you could be doing something important?”

“I am,” said Pooh

“Oh… doing what?”

Listening, ” replied Pooh

Listening to what?”

” To the birds … oh, and that squirrel over there” said Pooh.

What are they saying”?

” That it’s a nice day” responded Pooh

” But you know that already?”

“Yes, but it’s always good to hear that somebody else thinks so, too” … said Pooh

*** And Linda thank you for thinking of me and my listening time in the garden that you now enjoy too since your retirement–the precious gift of time!

( Remember readers how we would each pick a word on New Year’s Day that reflected the direction we wanted to follow that year? I picked the same word LISTEN every year. )

I, intuitively, felt that if I stopped more and listened to the ” real” me … ( my wants, dreams, and desires) over others’ expectations of me… I would find the Becky God created and follow His plan for me. It worked… I started writing… and found the love of my life… creativity released!

… And here is where I received my plan for the futurethanks to Mike and Honey Burrell! 😘
Have been to the chapel in all four seasons now…
I took this shot on one of my first visits… a spider and butterfly sharing the same delights together… just as God wants humans to do also… life is sacred/share it with everyone!

So until tomorrow…

So True!!!!

” Today is my favorite Day” Winnie the Pooh

The Stokesia is so lovely this year! ( Thanks Doodle for memory jog! 😘)
Welcome to my garden!!!

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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