Nurturing Beauty

IMG 2878"Beauty is that which glistens on the edges of our yearnings and lures us into the depths of things.""
-Patricia Adams Farmer 

What does beauty mean to you? This month, we invite you to nurture beauty. Take the time to notice beauty around you, carry a beautiful poem in your pocket, create art, garden, or....?

In April, our RE programs learned about Easter and Passover, while also baking for the USNF Cathedral in the Night donation (pictured here). On Easter, they participated in an Easter Can Hunt and donated over 50 pounds of high priority non perishable foods to the Northampton Survival Center. Thank you to everyone who donated!

As we look ahead to next month's theme of nurturing beauty, we will get back to our mural about the interdependent web of life of which we are all a part.

Here are some activities to practice nurturing beauty as a family:

  • Each of you choose something beautiful to carry with you for the month. It could be a beautiful stone, a poem, a picture, etc.
  • Garden together to nurture beauty.
  • Talk about what beauty means to each of you. Explore the difference between cultural and societal ideals about beauty and what you actually perceive as beautiful.
  • Share what you think is beautiful about each other.
  • Take a beauty walk. On a family walk, take turns noticing what is beautiful around you.
  • At the end of the day, share one beautiful thing you saw or experienced.
  • Create something beautiful together: do a family art project!

Here are some questions to explore:

  • What is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen or experienced? How did it leave its mark on you?
  • When do you feel beautiful?
    Have you ever found beauty in something that other people might not see as beautiful?