I had an unexpected donation of holiday treats for our school backpack program yesterday and spontaneously decided to create little Christmas Stocking for each of our sixteen backpack kids. Luckily, my cooperating teacher leads a middle school "girls" club and before I knew it, my sewing studio was turned into Santa's workshop within an hour of school being let out.
These girls went right to work. Two tracing the stocking pattern. Two cutting the patterns out. Another assigned herself as the "Stocking Turning Outer" and another as the "Stocking Stuffer".
They called me "The Sewer". (As if what I was doing was something absolutely amazing!)
In less than an hour we had sixteen little stocking ready to go.
They were the best Santa Elves I've ever met. These girls were refreshing and fun. They were present and in the moment. I was terribly impressed that not one of them were busy on their phone. I found their conversations to be silly and energetic. I enjoyed quietly listening to them chat among themselves as they assembled-lined the little stockings. This was just one of those unexpected times I got to witness one random act of kindness domino into another. Such a happy holiday moment.
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