Delight

Can We Savour Life and Save It?

By Reverend Wayne Walder Is our work to savour life, or save it? During our shared ministry this year, Nicoline and I have spoken about how this question impacts our lives. It is easy to feel conflicted as we try to decide between savour and save. Do we, by our work, will and effort, try to make the…

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Our Children – Delight in Life Naturally

By Amanda Fischer, Director of Lifespan Learning Children often can help adults to remember what “delight” is like. Children tend to delight in life naturally. The first snowfall, a birthday cake, a race with a friend; children are awake to the delights of being alive in a world full of wonder and beauty. Try out…

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Our Music – Delight In Singing Together

Each summer, the Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network (UUMN) hosts their annual conference. Neighbourhood sponsors my attendance (this year in San Diego). At the conference, a service is held each morning and each evening knowing that the congregation is filled with professional UU musicians. My delight is in the hymn singing. There are 250 UU music directors raising our voices…

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Delight – Questions

  1)  During Joys and Concerns recently, Kristina told the story of a stranger picking up her bill. Kristina was delighted and it showed on her face. Can you remember the last time you were delighted? Can you prepare for delight? Can you share the story of your delight with one person this month? How can…

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Delight – Print Resources

A Flock of Fools: Ancient Buddhist Tales of Wisdom and Laughter from the One Hundred Parable Sutra Peter Levitt and Kazuaki Tanahashi, Grove Press, 2004 Ancient parables reminding us that delight and playfulness are at the heart of the spiritual path. Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden Diane Ackerman, Harper Collins, 2001 A…

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Delight – Inspirational Quotations

“Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?” ~ Rose Kennedy “Still, what I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled … to cast aside the weight of facts and maybe even to float a little above this difficult world. ”…

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Delight – Audio and Video Resources on the Web

Flash choir in a Library https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwLlFKaX-ms Where the Hell is Matt? world-wide dance flash mob https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Pwe-pA6TaZk# How we Found the Giant Squid http://www.ted.com/talks/edith_widder_how_we_found_the_giant_squid Frans Lanting’s LIFE: A Journey Through Time http://www.lanting.com/about-frans-lanting-life.php Click on “take an interactive journey through time” and watch an incredible slide show documenting the visual delights of life on earth, evoking the changes…

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