The non-stop negative press and constant criticism of most civic activities in Dunwoody the past few months has become truly tiresome. My spouse and I chose Dunwoody as the place to raise our family because of its schools and proximity to our places of employment. We voted to become a city for more local control and a government closer to the people. I am not sure what changed for people between 2008 and 2013, but for me Dunwoody and its quality of life have only improved in the past few years. You don’t need to be an optimist to know that Dunwoody is a great place to live, work, and play.
It turns out I am not the only optimist in Dunwoody - there are many of us and we are all tired of the yard signs, the cranky-pants “letters to the editors”, and the inference that Dunwoody is in line to become the next Detroit. Enough already!
So here we are; those in favor of positivity have decided to start a blog to share all the good and great things in our city. We invite you to share your positive stories as well. I'll start.
My oldest child insisted he was old enough to ride his bike home from school by himself. We live close to the school so I agreed to let him spread his wings and ride home alone - besides many of his friends accompanied him for part of the way. One day I received a phone call he had fallen, was fine and would be home soon. A stranger brought his bike home, a mom with older kids provided a popsicle and the phone call. Another neighbor brought him home with her kids. It does take a village to raise a child and we have a great village - young, old, married, single. I'm thankful for everyone who contributes to making Dunwoody a great place to live.
This blog will happily accept any “Dunwoody positive” stories or pictures you’d like to share - school, athletic, religious, civic, whatever; if it’s a good story to demonstrate why we live in Dunwoody, we’ll post it! Negative comments will be deleted. We'll try and post once or twice a week with something we feel is worth sharing. We look forward to spreading the positive feeling about being a Better Dunwoody.
My spouse says it's the endless supply of rainbows and ponies in Dunwoody with the occasional unicorn sighting that makes it great. Sigh, not as much of an optimist as I am.
To share your story, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.