Reflections Holiday Issue | Volume 17, Number 5 - Page 11

TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY .

I MET WITH A FRIEND AND FELLOW DREAMER OF WHAT COULD BE , AND A RENEWED SENSE OF INSPIRATION

WAS IGNITED .

Sometimes , the challenge of just meeting the everyday expectations of everyone else ( not even counting your own expectations ) is exhausting and you need that reinvigorating spark to remind you of why what you are doing is not just fulfilling , but quite possibly a purpose in and of itself . I think this friend needed today as much as I did , and that thought reminded me that we would have never met had we not served the community alongside one another in volunteer roles . This issue of Reflections is all of that , wrapped up . Volunteers who give their time and ideas , hard work , blood , sweat and tears to the betterment of this community .
In this issue , we celebrate people like Liam Flemming , a 20-year old soccer coach , recently awarded Coach of the Year for Georgia Soccer . Watching him coach during our photo session was eye opening . His ability to command respect and will from his players to better their skill was obvious within seconds of watching his calling . 20 ! You read that correctly . This young man is spending his spare time investing in our youth . How cool ! Next , meet a nature muse who waits and watches , and then beautifully documents habitats and changes to our ecosystem , generously giving back to societies that protect them upon the sale of her art . Then , read about the common goals of decades past and compare them with today . Look at how far we have come as a community . I feel certain that there is good out there still , and it surrounds us !
In this issue , we also celebrate the season . Christmas is upon us and if ever there was a time to remind you to shop locally , this is it . Today ’ s entrepreneurial world is wild , to say the least . You ’ ve probably seen the meme that talks about where money goes when spent locally — it ’ s a child ’ s soccer jersey , cheer uniform , or band instrument ; It ’ s braces and aftercare . And then , the sales tax goes into the funds that improve infrastructure , schools , and emergency care . Please think hard about these businesses during the holidays . They need you . Our community needs you . Please remember to thank our advertisers as they are the reason this publication is delivered to your mailbox complimentary . May God bless you all with health and happiness in the coming year .
All the Best ,
Paige Glazer
PUBLISHER AND CEO
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