Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: The Wi$dom Path: An Adult Program on Money, Spirit, and Life

Activity 1: What Will You Do?

Part of The Wi$dom Path

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Optional: An object to pass from speaker to speaker during discussion

Description of Activity

Offer this scenario from The Kinder Institute of Life Planning:

You visit your doctor who tells you that you have 5-10 years left to live. The good part is that you won’t ever feel sick. The bad news is that you will have no notice of the moment of your death. What will you do in the time you have remaining to live?

Allow two minutes for people to think about the scenario, and then invite them to move into pairs and share their reflections, taking about three minutes for each person to share. Keep track of the time, letting people know when it is time to change speakers.

Then invite participants to return to the large group. Ask:

What did you discover in your reflections and conversations about the values, hopes, and dreams that should be reflected in your spending?

Invite participants to respond one at a time, using the talking object if you have one. Remind them to share only as they are comfortable doing so.