Guys, don't forget to get your lists posted to wish_list. Also, look around, see if there are things you might be able to help with. No matter how small it may seem to you, it will help bring happiness, and help, to someone else in need. That's always a very good thing. I love seeing all the activity on the comm. I'm really hoping that we can help make each others holidays brighter, make them a happier place to be. That's what I want most for the comm.
wish_list is now a year round, active site, it's not just for the holidays any more. Is there someone in your life that needs help? Does someone you know need food, clothes, help with paying for their rent or meds? Is there someone you know who is lonely, or sick? If there are things you could use, or would make you smile, post about it. What you need may just be sitting around someone else's house gathering dust. Don't be afraid to ask for help, we've all been there. wish_list is your space, use it! Make it a powerful tool that we can wield for one another.
Plus, don't forget, we've got a sister site, too. It's called dusty_corners. Are there lots of things you need to shed but they're too nice to throw away? Do you make beautiful jewelry, or amazing crafted things, that you'd like to sell? Are your clothes, zines, comics, books, toys or other fannish things taking over every corner of your home? Do you need to raise money to help you make ends meet? Are there items you'd like to trade, things you'd like to give away? Are there auctions for charity you'd like to run? That's all welcome too. If so, then post them at dusty_corners. Send them back out into the world where someone else can love and cherish them. I know that there are things that you might not need any more that would be a true blessing to someone else. Especially this time of year.
Everyone needs someone to lean on from time to time. I honestly believe that we can be that safe haven for each other. Spread the word out to other groups, or on your journals, send people there if they need help. Pass the word around, post your lists. Don't forget, both comm is open for any one to post to. You're never required to join, though, if you choose to, we're always happy to have you.
Please, pass this post around to your friends, I'd love for us to spread the word as far as we possibly can. Most of all, remember, smiles and virtual hugs are free. I know first-hand that they always help. :)
*hugs you hard*