Tuesday, March 22, 2011

At the Table

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship,
to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42

Mealtime with family helps to create a more peaceful home and ultimately a more peaceful and loving world. How do we encourage and honor our stories, prayers, fears and hopes at these sacred times of day when we break bread together?  One way is to ask questions. Here are some taken from the great blog The Family Dinner Project. Try them out today!


One-Line Conversation Starters

What is one thing that happened today that made you feel happy, silly, friendly, smart? (Perhaps try a different adjective each day.)
If you could be an animal, what would you want to be? Why?
If you had three wishes, what would they be?
Tell us a story about something that happened today at school and another story that you made up about something that happened.  We’ll try to guess which is which.
What would you like to do this weekend?
What is your earliest memory? If you were to write your autobiography, would you start with this memory or with a different story?
What is your latest project?
What do you do each day to recharge after a long day?  Do you typically get to do this every day?  Why or why not?
What are you hoping to do this summer?
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Have I told you about …? Tell stories about yourself and your extended family.  For example, you could ask, “Have I ever told you about my first job” or “do you know the story of how your grandparents met?”
Did anyone read anything today in the newspaper or online that was surprising, upsetting or interesting?

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