"When I was a child and would see scary things on the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" -- Mister Rogers
Remind us of who these people are.
In your community, on livejournal, in your families, there are people helping. There are firefighters, volunteers. There's the person who helped the young gay man on the bus fend off harassers. There's the family who organized a fundraiser for the next door neighbors who got burned out. There's the woman who arranged a LJ fundraising journal and party to buy and give a disabled friend a mobility scooter. There's the man who donates his small plane and flying time to give abandoned/rescued dogs new families, or who flies his helicopter in and out of narrow canyons in Idaho to rescue overwhelmed hikers.
Who else can you think of? Describe them here, give thanks.
Feel free to link to unlocked journal posts, news stories, web sites here, and to share information about the community with like-minded people or people who might like an optimistic outlook.
Please keep it positive, though -- as the moderator, I reserve the right to lock or delete posts that I think are meanspirited or don't suit the thankful mood of the community.