December was a short month and I met with most, but not all groups. And the groups that met sure had fun! We laughed and laughed and got silly and creative and took risks and it was fun. We played drama games. Students were hesitant and shy (some of them) at first, but all students took a risk at some point. All students laughed. All students thought outside the box. We experienced the stress-relief of being creative and being silly. When stuck in a rut – laughter can get you thinking again. When feeling nervous, being silly in a safe environment can help loosen up your emotions. Some students who tend to be more introverted did feel a little nervous and uncomfortable at times, but overall- we learned that laughter and play can make you feel more creative, brave and relaxed. So, when life feels hard – find a way to play.

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