There's great JOY in the story of The Misfit Sock, when the lost and lonely sock meets the magnificent spirit of Christmas in the laundry room. In one transformative moment, it is filled with grace and realizes its purpose: to spread love and gratitude.
We feel JOY when we feel loved, needed and have the opportunity to celebrate and share our gifts with the world.
There’s nothing like the gift of JOY and INSPIRATION to change the way we see things, hear things, feel things and to provide us with "food" for our life journey. Inspiration is also contagious, so one person can inspire someone who can inspire someone else and so on.
That’s exactly what happens in The Misfit Sock story, when the gust of Christmas magic enters the laundry room and gives the lonely misfit sock a new energy and purpose. The sock becomes so inspired that its actions inspire the other misfit socks to find their purpose and they do…spreading JOY to other children and thanks to Santa, his elves and team of reindeer.
MISFIT SOCK JOY
Children love to watch things grow and this is a fun project that can relate back to faith and how our faith grows when we nurture and care for it.
This is a fun way to get rid of those mismatched socks and teach children something about plants and what seeds and plants need to grow.
What do you need?
A misfit Christmas sock, soil, seeds for little, thin plants (like grass), black and white little, round buttons, scissors, plastic plate, sponge.
Find a lost, misfit sock. Now using a spoon put inside the sock the soil and the little seeds. Tie the sock and cut with the scissors the remaining sock. Place the sock on an plastic plate and using a sponge keep it moist. Make the eyes and the nose using the little black and white round buttons, or whatever you think. Be creative. Have FUN.
Water it lightly and watch it grow. Offer plants as gifts for Christmas.
JOY TO THE WORLD
Advent is a time of great joy, anticipating and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
God wants us to know that he is going to take care of us no matter what happens. No matter what we go through we can whisper this simple truth: "Jesus is with me." Think about it. Jesus is with you at all times in all things. That is JOY.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.Where there is discord, union.Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
— Prayer for Peace of St. Francis of Assisi