Embracing “For & By The Community” This Christmas Season
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Woodlands Online’s slogan from the very beginning has been this simple motto “For The Community, By The Community.” This tagline was painstakingly chosen because it describes what Woodlands Online is really about. Having the community serve the community is what makes The Woodlands a great place to live and work. It helps develop that wonderful life experience. At Woodlands Online, we write captivating stories, cover exciting events, create popular video shows and allow people to sell items through our classifieds and marketplace. Local businesses promote their great services, and area residents find gainful employment as a result of thumbing through our extensive jobs market. This wouldn’t be possible without the help of The Woodlands community serving their neighbors. In a world that promotes independence and self-sufficiency, it is through serving our community where we find what people are really looking for, and many times, that search is for a special connection to other people and to the place they call home.
A friend of Woodlands Online commented the other day, saying “People just want to feel special.” There is no truer statement. And the wonderful thing about this statement is that you and I have the ability through our actions to make people feel special every day.
Brightening a person’s day, helping someone through tough circumstances and offering to assist in carrying their burden has a value that we overlook sometimes. That connection might mean the difference between people and companies succeeding or going under. It could also mean the difference between a person taking their own life or deciding to accept help. Those connections represent more than just a business transaction. It represents what our community stands for. People helping people.
The founder of Woodlands Online decided when he started this company that the framework of his business would be based on the concept of communities helping communities and neighbors helping neighbors. It is an idea we firmly believe in and for 25 years, we have adhered to that standard. It's what sets us apart at Woodlands Online and it's what The Woodlands community has embraced as their own motto. For The Community, By The Community.
During this Christmas season, take a moment to reflect on your local community and find ways to make a difference in the lives of those around you. Volunteer at a place with a great cause, donate money to those organizations in need, shop Between The Trees this season and help a mom-and-pop store succeed. In a season that causes more people to reflect on life, cherish the moments you have with your family, and build bridges to people in your life that were distant last year. Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ. If we learned anything about connections to communities, we know that this season is all about how one event in particular, a long ago in the city of Bethlehem, introduced the best connection we have in this world, a connection to God through his son, Jesus Christ.
The team at Woodlands Online would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and prosperous new year. Have fun during the holidays, spend time with your loved ones and remember that the best things in life are done For The Community, By The Community.
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” - Luke 2:11