- Create a mural of proverbs in your home. These brief sayings carry wisdom from the past and different cultures. Many also contain spiritual advice such as "Silence is golden." Check the library for collections of proverbs.
- Make a household commitment to each learn at least one new thing every week. Consider these sources of meanings: lectures at libraries, conference centers, bookstores; encyclopedias and other reference books; television documentaries. Report on the most interesting things you are learning during one of your meals together.
- Sharing meanings within a group context is also a rewarding activity. Here are some "meaning" discussion starters: What ritual, holiday, or possession means the most to you? What a landscape or place has special meaning for you. Recall a meaningful moment from childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle age, elderhood. When have you found meaning in suffering? Have you ever felt deprived of meaning?