Five Dinner Table Questions: Share With Family

 

The right questions at the dinner table can inspire conversation and build positive relationships between family members.

The right questions at the dinner table can inspire conversation and build positive relationships between family members.

Anil Gupta suggests five questions be posed at the dinner table. These conversation starters are non-threatening and everyone can contribute to the conversation. Anil’s workshops focus on building relationships which is important as the family sits around the dinner table.

Try these five questions with your family and share the results on our forum.

The family dinner project, which we have mentioned several times has documented the value of conversation at the dinner table. Anil’s five questions are valuable because they  promote sharing inner thoughts which are important  in building trusting relationships

1. What did you do today that nobody noticed and you would like people to know about it?

2. What happened today that you are thankful for?

3. Tell about an act of kindness you saw, did or received today.

4. What did you see today that was extraordinary (magical, unusual)?

5. Did you have any problems today that were not solved?

The questions are designed to allow feelings of gratitude, pride, wonderment, empathy, kindness and frustration to be openly shared.  The questions were paraphrased. Visit the Mindvalley Academy for the original text.