Awe Week 1: Experiencing Awe From the Change We Can Create

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 explored the awe we can create in the world when we work for change supported by our 2nd UU Principle~ Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.

Morning Time:

Consider these thoughts by Paula Piff and Docher Keltner

Awe imbues people with a different sense of themselves, one that is smaller, more humble and part of something larger… Even brief experiences of awe, such as being amid beautiful tall trees, lead people to feel less narcissistic and entitled and more attuned to the common humanity people share with one another. In the great balancing act of our social lives, between the gratification of self-interest and a concern for others, fleeting experiences of awe redefine the self in terms of the collective.

Drive Time:

Talk about:  People that have made differences in the world (you know or in history) that have created awe.

Meal Time: 

Talk about: Something you remember that you have seen someone do that has created awe in your life.

Bed Time: 

How to Heal a Broken Wing,  Rosa

Family Time: 

Watch: Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (at your local library)