Attention Week 1: Paying Attention to Our Connections to the Natural World

Throughout our abundant lives, we can find simple and quick ways to connect our learning and growth at church to our lives at home. 


At Church:

We discovered ways to bring our attention to the natural world and our interconnectedness to nature and sustainability-7th UU principle.

Morning Time:

Consider these thoughts by Annie Dillard

At a certain point you say

to the woods, to the sea,

to the mountains, the world,

Now I am ready.

Now I will stop and be wholly attentive.

You empty yourself and wait, listening. . .

What was most wonderful?

What did you think was happening?

Drive Time:

Out the window: Name all the things through the car window that connects you to nature every morning. Were you able to see anything new each morning?

Jack Johnson 3Rs

Meal Time: 

Talk about: What has been your favorite nature experience? Plan your next nature adventure.

Bed Time:

Waiting for Wings, Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Nature Mindful Music for Kids

Family Time:

Watch: Planet Earth