July 11, 2018

Wonderful Wednesday #61: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Wonderful Wednesday 61 Free Mr. Rogers pattern by SeptemberHouse as featured on Feeling Stitchy by floresita

I am utterly charmed by this free Mr. Rogers pattern by SeptemberHouse, which was featured in her Spring newsletter. I, too, grew up watching Mr. Rogers as a child, and being fascinated by his gentle, kind manner which explained the world to me in such wonderful ways, awakening a sense of wonder for everything in the world around me. I am so grateful for the lessons of people who give back to their communities by sowing seeds of hope in young people, as it is undoubtedly children who possess the keys to our future.

Lately, I find myself encountering this idea of being a neighbor, over and over again. I see again and again, this guiding principle of being called to be a neighbor to everyone around us, because it is in remaining in community with each other, no matter how different we are, that we are made strong. Seeing this pattern, and the renewed interest in Mr. Rogers, reminded me that I was given this lesson at a young age, by someone who chose to call me part of his community, someone who chose to call me his neighbor. I am so grateful that I was able to grow up to be an adult, and seek to learn this lesson of being a neighbor, too.

Thank you Corinne at SeptemberHouse for this lovely free pattern! If you haven't visited her shop, I highly recommend a visit, too!

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