something happened in the face of yesterday's bad news from vlad that reminded me of what a fabulous community this. i was looking to buy two plisse boxes, and yesterday evening i got a PM offering two to me as a gift! i've tried paying, i've tried sending flat scarf boxes in exchange -- i've even tried chocolate and wine! but she just refuses to take anything for them. and it's got me musing on how generous and caring you all are -- it's the brand that brought us together, but the people that really matter. i've gotten so much from so many of you that i don't even want to list names -- with so many i'd be sure to leave someone out, and i couldn't bear that. i've received instruction on authentication, sympathy and prayers for my sick dog, enabling from my go-to girls when there;s something i want to buy, and an all-expenses paid day in new york from a tPF'er in town who refused to let me break out my wallet for anything! not to mention the RAOK and holiday generosity and thoughtfulness. you guys are spreading the good karma, and i hope it comes back to each of you manifold. i'm going to balance out yesterday's negative energy and only focus on the good stuff today. so, got any stories to share about how GREAT this place is? ps -- in an effort to pay forward the generous gift of plisse boxes, i have two flat scarf boxes to go to the first to post that you need them. ETA: GONE! via pm.