Wish Away!

Love this community, and I'm so happy to be part of it again. What a great dose of Christmas spirit with which to start the holidays!

Here are my wishes:

1. Join my community and do all you can to be an active participant. Since the LJ cut refuses to work for me, here's a link: http://community.livejournal.com/betherevolution/profile. Participation there has slowed to a crawl (including my own due to things going on in real life) and I’d like to have it pick up again. If you want to talk about making a difference in the world, discuss your favourite causes, read about the causes of others, please join! I only ask that you try hard to be active. I’m more likely to get motivated myself if I know people are paying attention. If you’d like to friend me as well, I’m all open for that.

2. An iTunes gift card is always nice. I love music and never seem to have enough.

3. Anything snowman themed. I love my snowmen.

4. Holiday cards are always loved and welcomed happily.

5. Holiday decorations, whatever they might be. I’d love to have some new ones to help decorate my new house.

6. Music in the form of a downloadable file, burned CD, or even just a recommendation. I’d love the music to be something that expresses a message you believe in. I love message/socially conscious songs, and I’m always looking for new ones to check out. If you’d like to explain to me why the music speaks to you in that way, bonus!

7. Anything having anything to do with Africa. I’ve grown to have a deep love of the continent, and would love anything at all to do with it, be it books, art, or whatever.

8. To complement the one above, anything to do with African American history. It’s the area of history that fascinates me the most, and I’m trying my best to collect whatever I can on it.

9. Check out this link http://www.covenanthouse.com/ and if you can find it in your heart to donate to them, that would be wonderful. This time of year is the hardest for street kids in many ways, and anything you can do to help them would be great, even if you want to donate to another organization or in a more personal way. I’d love to hear about it if you donate, or even if you sign up for the newsletter. It’s one of the subjects about which I’m most passionate, so anything you can share about the subject at all, including personal experiences, would touch me to hear.

10. Throw away any preconceived notions that you might have about any group of people, be they regarding race, gender, sexual orientation, criminal record, religion, culture, political affiliation, or whatever else you can think of. Examine why you have those feelings and try to get rid of them, because things like that do the world no good and hold back progress. We’re all human beings, and we all deserve understanding and compassion. Just because someone is different from you and/or has experienced things that you have not does not mean there’s something wrong with them. Without tolerance, the world will not become a better place.

Thanks so much for reading! Please e-mail me for my address if you can grant any of my wishes. E-mail is thegayle@gmail.com. Please put "Holiday Wishes" in the subject line.

Happy Holidays!
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Hey - just to give you a heads up - your community link isn't working.
Huh. Strange. I triple checked and it's typed in right. So up goes a normal link.

Thank you!
1. I've love to check out your community but the link doesn't work!

6. A song with a message I believe in: Make It Mine by Jason Mraz - http://www.sendspace.com/file/j440iu

10. I work on this every single day. I am on a mission to make the world a better place, my friend.

I am bookmarking your wishlist because I may be able to grant your wish of snowmen, but I'm not sure yet.

Merry Christmas!

Here is my holiday_wishlist if you would like to check it out:

Oh, and here are the lyrics to Make It Mine:

Wake up everyone
How can you sleep at a time like this
Unless the dreamer is the real you
Listen to your voice
The one that tells you
to taste past the tip of
your tongue
Leap and the net will appear

I don't wanna wake before
The dream is over
I'm gonna make it mine
Yes I... I want to own it
I'm gonna make it mine
Yes I'll make it all mine

I keep my life on a heavy rotation
Requesting that it's lifting you up
Up up and away
And over to a table at
the graditude cafe

And I am finally there
And all the angels they'll be singing
Ah la la la I la la la I
[ Find more Lyrics on www.mp3lyrics.org/DnM2 ]
la la la la love this

Well I don't wanna break before
The tour is over
I'm gonna make it mine
That's fine...I want to own it
I'm gonna make it mine
Yes I'll make it all mine

And timing's everything
And this time there's plenty
I am balancing
Careful and steady
And reveling in energy that
everyone's emitting

I don't wanna wait no more
Oh, I wanna celebrate the whole world
I'm gonna make it mine
Because I'm following your joy
I'm gonna make it mine
Because I... I am open
I'm gonna make it mine
That's why... I'm wanna show it
I'm gonna make it mine
gonna make gonna make gonna make it
make it mine
It's mine...
It's mine...
Ohhhhhhh mine
Yes I will make it all make it all mine
9: my mum collects used greetings cards which she takes for Let the Children Live to recycle into new greetings cards. Apparently it#s a very effective way of raising funds, and it also means that even people with very little money can still help.
I love that idea! That's really wonderful. What a great thing your mom's doing. It's always wonderful to find more people who care.
I'd be very interested, yes! Feel free to send your address to the e-mail above!
I can upload some music to send you! Just don't let me forget lol
Hey there! Can you send me your address at smallwaldo at gmail dot com? (And when you do, can you remind me of your username, so I can remember what it is that I plan to send you :)
I'd love to send a holiday card. Send me your address to gloworm6 AT gmail if you can... :)
I put together a Christmas mix.. so hope ya enjoy... check your e-mail for an invite to check out the list :)

EDIT: the site is giving me upload problems (am working on it!) *grump*

Edited at 2009-11-17 04:49 am (UTC)
Well, 10 I'm already working on (it's tougher than I thought!) 6... there's one song called "Believe in Yourself" by Girls Under Glass, and it's kinda heavy but it's about not following idols and fashioning heroes out of other people, but instead to believe in yourself
It is hard, I know. Very hard. But it's so worth it, and the fact that you're working on it means a lot. It shows that you know the importance of it, and that's more than many people.


I'll check out the song, thank you! Sounds like a great one.
definitely a card and a mix cd coming your way - i have yet to check-out ur community, we'll do that as well :)
drop me a pm with your snail mail and ill get a card out to you
LOVE THE COMMUNITY!! :D Joined and already posted an introductory post. :D