♥ Gaia Love is a movement that starts with the heart. The goal is to to a mental and emotional time warp and embrace the old behavior and attitudes of the past with the present Gaia. Together, we can build a better future for this community.
Those of you that joined in the early years of this community may remember how different the attitude was then. There was a kindness and generosity, a genuine willingness to help one another. How many times have we seen comments about how much the site has changed? How some users are mean to others based on items owned or the value of their inventory? How many people have we seen outright rude to newer members? As time passed, the behavior deteriorated. I'm not saying it happened to everyone, but we've all seen it. We can change it though. We can make a difference, a decision to be better members. To set a better example. To bring back the Gaia Love.♥
First, find a new Gaian and welcome them to the site. Send them a friendly pm, maybe post in their welcome thread, or comment on their profile. It's a small act but you'd be surprised what positive feedback can acquire, even in something as simple as a Welcome to Gaia message.
Secondly, gift them an item. Anything they can equip to their avatar. It doesn't have to be a grand, expensive item. It can be something that reflects you. If you like pandas, maybe toss them a panda related item. If you like hats, maybe toss them a hat.
♥Pay It Forward♥ ♥ I've always believed in the concept of paying it forward. Any token of kindness can go a long way. Nothing is too little or too much. Here's a few places that you might be able to help but remember, it's only a small fraction of what Gaia offers.
♥ We do not have a flashy banner or sig image. I do not believe one should be flashy about a movement from the heart. So instead, we will settle with a symbol. A simple, pink heart that one can display anywhere to show pride in this movement/group. Optional, of course.