I am told that in the time when we did things our own way Elders and older family members taught young people through story telling and experiential learning. Games were created that engaged youth in activities that mirrored the work of their community so that they would have the tools they needed to survive.  While these games taught the children a variety of critical thinking and manual dexterity skills, their most important feature was joy.  Lessons are best learned through love and laughter.  In lives filled with the tasks at hand, is it still possible play as we go?

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This is part of a series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post has an image specifically designed to fit the lock-screen on your phone. The idea is that you can make mindfulness easy, effective and beautiful all at the same time. Placing each new image on your lock screen serves to keep it in the front of your mind while the week allows you enough time to lean into the learning.