Today marks Day Six of the 11 day annual “co-opetition” we call the Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest. The games are a chance for all of us to engage in fun and creative ways that will touch countless numbers of people and enrich our own lives in the process. It is also a chance to care for our Mother Earth and to realize that compassion is something that affects all living things.
Just 2 years ago, only two teams played in what was the first Compassion Games ever, and last year 19 communities formed teams to participate in the Games. This year, we have over 150 teams in more than 12 countries and the numbers individual players and team are still growing!
We have grouped the teams into leagues with each team having one primary league. The leagues include places (such as cities and towns), schools, faith and interfaith communities, families, businesses, arts, and multi-cultural groups, among others.
Here’s how you can join in:
1. You can commit to play as an individual or you can team up with family and friends.
2. Visit the “Ways to Play” page to get an idea for the types of games, random acts of kindness, service projects, flash mobs, and ways to organize collective action that brings compassion to our world. You can post an event on the calendar, tag it with your team and share it to have others join with you.
3. After you play come back to the Compassion Report Map and submit a report about your experience – you can report anonymously if you choose to. Giving your experience some thought gives it more meaning for you and those around you. You can use the Compassion Today mobile app to report to Compassion Map.
4. Reporting, sharing and celebrating. if you so desire, can be a key part in building our capacity to learn the skills we need to be more compassionate!
If you are part of a team, add your team’s name and #hashtag it when you report so that the points show up on the Compassion Games Leaderboard.
On the homepage of the Compassion Games web site we have a leaderboard where the results for each team are posted. How do players and teams score points? Points are scored by the number of volunteers, the hours of service, the dollars raised for local causes, and the number of people served.
Thank you for participating in the Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest. It’s amazing what we are capable of doing together. When we’re willing to learn from our play and move beyond our comfort zones, we can be the very best we can towards each other, the earth, and ourselves. Game on!! To find out more visit Compassion Games.