Rock every sock!
Last Update: Mar 20, 2015
Today I went to work with a black sock and a blue. It might seem a bit odd, but there's a story behind why I and many others, left home this morning with different socks on.
Ten-year-old Nathea has a sister with Down Syndrome. When Nathea hears people say bad words about others she gets sad and one day she decided to make people aware that it is good to be different. With the help from her mom she started a campanie in social medias. Today, the day before World Down Syndrome Day, she wanted everyone to have different socks on to celebrate differences. She wanted everyone to understand that different is good and fun.
It is fantastic that a young girl like Nathea can make such an impact al over Sweden. Made me think of the power we have. Everyone of us can change the world if we decides to.
Don't underestimate the little ones. They think deeper because they're pure and uncluttered with the whys and the hows,
That's why Jesus said "children such as these belongs to the Kingdom of God" (paraphrasing)
You are absolutely right! We should listen - really listen - more to the children.
I'm so glad she had such a wise mother who helped her spread the message. I wonder how many children in the world that has good ideas, but no support from adults to make it happen.
So unfortunate that insight are not given to many because of circumstances.
As humans we can only do so much, but we can pray and do what it takes to spread the wisdom as far and as much as is possible. I know for a fact HE is the one who moves mountains. So.. to paraphrase again, "Take heart daughter".
I'm not without hope, the same for you dear Marie, start with your boy. God bless you....
I have taken care of clients who had Down Syndrome. So this really hits home with me. One Client had Down Syndrome with Autism and multiple other issues.
Thank you for sharing this.
Since January I've been working with children with special need so I feel the same way. It is so important to celebrate differences. I'm impressed a child could start a... well, I would call it a movement in my country.
What a wonderful post and what a wonderful idea from the beautiful heart of Nathea!
She is amazing. I'm glad her mom supported her and helped her out to do this.
I wonder how many other children have great ideas like this but not the support from adults to make it happen.
Learned 2 things from this. Thanks
Thank you! I've learned much from this too.
It has also made me think of the internet and social media. This week everyone I've been talking to in Sweden has known about Rock Every Sock. It has made me realize what power internet and social media has - and for the first time since I started my website I'm thinking a lot about my responsibility now when I have my own website.
I hadn't heard about this - and didn't know it's World Downs Syndrome Day tomorrow. Thank you.
I missed doing that, but I have seen it all over FB tonight, so great! thanks for the reminder, I won't miss it next year :)
It was great as a teacher - al day children talked about it being ok to be different and asking questions.
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It was! At my job, we were all walking around with different socks :)