I just came across this thread as I am catching up on all my projects and now starting to look at other threads as you can always learn, sometimes more when you start to see through the eyes of others.
I am definitely in, great idea team, and specifically to you Zen for posting this thread. I would like to leave every interaction with all parties feeling better about themselves and their day, if possible.
As with a part of our group here, this is my first online community I have been a part of, I echo the statements and sentiments of several members mentioned above, Lakegal mentions finding actual friends on this site and it could not be more true. This is one of the most selfless groups of people I have ever come across and have never been supported like this in my real world occupation, but knowing what I do, I am not too surprise... I was however, very surprised to see how much community means here and I love being a part of it. I stepped away for a few months as I continued my job search and my wife thought I was spending too much time here... after my leave of absence, I realized I needed this group to help keep my mind busy, you know what they say about idol hands and minds... she now understands this helps me to have a creative outlook and to keep me interested in other things on a daily basis, very healthy for the mind, especially for someone who is just entering long-term unemployment... I have since decided to my denstiny into my hands and instead of looking for a new job every few years, I have decided to start my own company and be responsible for how much time I want to spend working and how much money I NEED to live vs. how much money I thought I needed... long story short, these ideas and principles are something that I may incorporate into my company handbook, although it will only be a company of 1 to start.
Keep spreading the love, truth and spores and lets all take the extra time to make someone's day better than worse, it doesn't take much to be positive and it goes a long ways for the people you interact with.