Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. a hero whose legacy reminds us to honor the dignity and humanity in each person. King said, “Everyone is great because everyone can serve.” Soaringwords honors his teachings by dedicating January a month of SoaringDreams. Throughout this month we are inviting hospitalized children to create SoaringDreamCatchers, SoaringWishBoxes and SoaringDream Haikus to share with other ill children.
Make your own DreamCatcher. Wishing that all your dreams come true.
Bob Odell was all about making life brighter for everyone around him. Although we only had the great pleasure of knowing Bob for a short time, he made a strong and lasting impression. Bob brought Soaringwords to his friends and colleagues at BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and was so happy to join us at an all-day volunteer experience. He was just grateful to hang out with the students and be part of the fun. He passed away on Friday night, but will continue to be a tremendous source of inspiration to everyone who was fortunate enough to call him a friend. Click here to read the obituary.
Dream Catchers are from Native American culture. A Dream Catcher can be hung above the bed or next to a window. It is believed that a Dream Catcher changes a person’s dreams, allowing only good dreams to filter through the web while bad dreams stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day. Another version is that nightmares pass through the holes and out the window while the good dreams are trapped in the web, and then slide down the feathers to the sleeper. To see other examples of dream catchers click here.
Dream Catcher Materials:
Paper plates Yarn Feathers Scissors Hole punch
Here’s How to Get Started:
1. Cut out the center of the paper plate to leave a 1-2” circle boarder
2. Punch holes around the paper plate circle ½” – 1” apart
3. Thread yarn through one hole and tie a knot on the back of plate
4. Weave yarn through all of the holes and knot when completed
5. Add three additional holes to bottom for attaching feathers
6. Tie a loop into the top for hanging
After You Finish Your Dream Catcher: Find a place to hang up your dream catcher and enjoy it yourself or give it as a gift to someone who is ill. Sweet Dreams!