Day #59: Friday Night Game Night

In 2014, we began hosting a game night for six Friday nights during January and February. Steve and I were having a tough time with winter and grief. We suspected that surrounding ourselves with friends and playing games would be a healthy—and fun—prescription. We were right!

The games are designed to fit a theme, several people take a turn hosting an evening, and the laughter, talents, and wisdom are always heartwarming. I am grateful for those warm hearts, the avid game-playing, and the creative efforts of this very dear group of people because, really, it’s not about the games … it’s about the people. If you’re looking for a way to brighten your winter, give game nights a try!

Friday Night Game Night

Year Five began last Friday night. The theme was “Harmony & Understanding,” a look back at 1968 to 1972. Thanks to David for taking photos. Not all participants are pictured here; poor health kept some people away—get well, everyone!)

Day #17: Games

Growing up an only child, I was happiest when friends or family would gather to play games. Each Christmas I received a game I could play on my own, which I appreciated, but it wasn’t as satisfying as playing with others. I am grateful to friends and family who love to play cards, board games, and home-designed games. I cherish the warmth, challenge, and camaraderie of those times we’ve spent together. And I look forward to encountering new friends for whom games are a vital ingredient of life.