An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Monday, February 23, 2009

Lenten Spice

Do you have a Family Honor Program in your parish or school? They have wonderful programs that help parents and children discuss the sanctity of life in God's gift of creating us male and female.

This evening we attended the Changes and Challenges session with our 6th grader. While they go over some basic information on how the body changes during puberty, and yes, how life is created, they also explain how our personalities are composed of many sides, each one needing to be developed and nourished.

All of us have a spiritual, physical, intellectual, creative, and emotional facet to our personality (SPICE). God created us wonderfully complex and completely unique, but to find self worth and self esteem we have to nurture all of these areas.

For the boys, they explained the concept of SPICE using a bicycle wheel. Each spoke represents a different area, and if you negelect one area the wheel won't roll correctly.

There was more, but this is the idea that will be with our family during Lent: that we will strive to be that complete human being that God intended when he gave us the gift of life.

Spiritually, physically, intellectually, creatively, emotionally . . . we're going to put a little SPICE in our life.


Tiziana said...

Che bellissima iniziativa. Penso che sia molto importante coinvolgere anche le famiglie.
Naturamente la tua è una scuola cattolica. Tutto ciò non è possibile da Chiara perchè i suoi compagni provengono da vari paesi e hanno diverse religioni.
Però anche nella sua scuola sono venuti numerosi esperti che hanno parlato della droga, della violenza, dell'educazione all'affettività, dell'alcool, del'educazione stradale ecc.

GrandmaK said...

I was struck too, by what you wrote about "spice" and realized that spice is valuable! And what God made in the person of each of us has GREAT value. We are GOOD simply because HE made us! Thank you! Cathy

Laura said...

LOVE this pie chart.
Might be stealing it.
Oh, I mean, "borrowing."

Cheryl Lage said...

This is AWESOME! I need to remember it for ME! (not just the kids!)

:o) mg said...

I LOVE going to the Family Honor sessions. The hubster took our own 6th grader (It was the first time he'd attended... he didn't go when I took our daughter.) Anyway, now he sees what I have been raving about all these years.
Also, I think the folks who present it do a fabulous job. It really frees us as parents to open up and chat about some of the more sensitive topics, because someone else already brought up the subject.
I heard a nasty rumor that someone (pastor or principal?) wanted to do away with it.... I am SO thankful that they didn't.