(I just thought of a NEW GAME! I enjoy the ones we've got, but let's try this one! If it doesn't work, we'll just let it die! LOL! Sorry all you non-gamers!)
Let's call it the ABC GAME!
Each person uses the next letter of the alphabet to make ONE word--short, long, foreign, whatever (but, please, don't be crass)!
As long as it starts with the next letter of the ABC alphabet! Yes, since there are only 26 letters, we'll start over after each 26.
And, for fun, try not to repeat, if possible!
Like this: alphabet, birthday, carcass, dog, (and so on).
(Hey, if they have a connection with the previous word, that's even better!)
Surround yourself with people who give you ENERGY. Don't waste energy on people who suck the life out of you.