Turn on the news lately? From the Ukrainian ceasefire, to ISIS terrorism to local fires and murder, it makes me realize there will be times in our lives that we will be faced with unexpected, beyond-our- control situations and stories which force us to realize what is most important. At times like these, I cope by focusing on the people in my life and the little, everyday things that really make life special and worthwhile. I hope you will find in this issue of the EAST COBBER magazine, stories which help you focus on the special connections in our community and inspire you in your personal life.
This month’s annual Home & Garden special section provides some local resources and inspiration to make your house a home. This edition also features two East Cobb parents’ positive responses to their tragic situations (see pages 7 & 11) to the churches offering Easter egg hunts (see page 48) as well as the Golden “K” Kiwanis Clubs’ effort to raise money for our community (see page 9 ) — they all embody the adage, “bloom where you’re planted.”
We may not have the perfect circumstances –career, home or relationship. Few of us do. But if we have the gift of today, we have a chance to re-create our circumstances and make them as perfect as possible with the resources we have. As the English playwright George Bernard Shaw, observed, “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want… And if they can’t find them, make them.” These fellow East Cobbers and all those featured in this issue (including our advertisers, most are small business owners) have truly bloomed where they have been planted. Their attitude, like so many East Cobbers, makes our East Cobb community a better place.
May you bloom and grow,
Cynthia M. Rozzo
Founder l Publisher
Reprinted from the March 2015 issue of EAST COBBER. Read the March issue HERE.
Founder and president of EAST COBBER, Cynthia Rozzo, created the free monthly publication, EAST COBBER, in 1993 to serve East Cobb County residents by providing a forum for them to share their ideas and a source for them to learn more about their community. Ms. Rozzo is also the proud producer of the annual EAST COBBER Community Parade and Festival. An East Cobb County resident since 1991, Rozzo lives in the Park Ridge subdivision with her husband, George Haralabidis, and three children, Lee, Nikos and Eleni.