Holiday Wishes Meme
Make a post (public, friends-locked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me.") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD.") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
If you wish for real life things (not stories or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.
Surf around your friends list (or friends friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use — or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free — do it.
You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf — to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not — it's your call.
There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.
1) Make a donation to either the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or any organization trying to find a cure for rheumatoid arthritis.
2) Donate to your local food drive for the holidays.
3) If you need to clean out your closet, send the clothes to an organization that will get them to the needy.
4) Just do something simple for someone: let someone go ahead of you in traffic; offer to pay for someone’s sandwich at the deli if they’re short of money; hold a door open for an elderly person, etc.
5) If you’re behind an elderly person in line at the supermarket or at the mall, just please be patient if they’re taking forever to get out their money or are a little confused. Remember, you’re going to be there one day yourself.
6) Feed the birds this winter.
7) Fannishly speaking, a nice piece of art/manip/icon of any of my favorite couples.
8) A story written just for me! J Any of my favorite couples (and if anyone was willing to try a Steve/Diana story (maybe my stories could give you some help) I’d give a little extra squee). ;)
9) Paid account. Even for a little while, it’d be nice to have more than 15 icons and a handful of layouts to choose from.
10) I love jewelry! If you can pick out a nice piece (nothing expensive, mind you, costume is absolutely fine for we of the financially-challenged) and gift it to someone while thinking of me, that’d be cool! J Or send me a picture of pretty and/or Patriots-inspired jewelry. I haven’t had any new stuff in so long I’m beginning to wrap string around my wrist and calling it a bracelet! LOL!