I love life!

  1. Participants sit in a circle on chairs, alongside facilitators
  2. With one less chair than people, one person stands in the centre and announces “I love life, and I love people who_____!”
  3. Anyone who fits the description switches seats. The person in the center sits too.
  4. Whomever is left standing goes next.
  5. Variation: Add “L.O.V.E.”
    1. Person in the center says L, walks toward someone and takes their chair.
    2. That person stands and says O while they walk to someone. This repeats until the person saying E takes someone’s spot and now it’s that person’s turn in the center.
  6. Variation: Add “Do you love your neighbour?”
    1. The person in the center asks someone “Do you love your neighbour?”
    2. They can answer “yes” and their neighbours try to trade places while the person in the center tries to take a spot.
    3. Or they can say “no, but I love people who____” and the game continues as before.
  7. Variation: Add Honey, if you love me
    1. The person in the center says to someone in the circle “Honey, if you love me, won’t you please, please smile?”
    2. That person must respond with “Darling, you know I love you, but I just can’t smile.” If they laugh or even smile, they must take the place of the person in the center.

Loving Kindness

May I be free from inner and outer harm and danger. May I be safe and protected.

May I be free of mental suffering or distress.

May I be happy.

May I be free of physical pain and suffering.

May I be healthy and strong.

May I be able to live in this world happily, peacefully, joyfully, with ease.