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THEN: “Blessed is he who has found his work.” Joan Cogan enjoyed life as a teacher, counselor and Character Counts coordinator. She led the way to the district’s first anti-bullying program, Steps to Respect. Joan created a safe place for three generations of students at Northwest Local Schools. “Proud to be part of the Clinton/Canal Fulton community for thirty-five years.” NOW: “Blessed is he who connects with nature.” Death forced Joan into a solo flight with little direction. With the help of GEs, gentle encouragers, the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees, gave her purpose. By writing and sitting on a rock, Joan continues to discover herself. “Just like jeans and a tee shirt, humans and nature go together.”
Anchored in Perseverance is a written reminder to anyone searching for renewed purpose. Choosing to persevere is a life skill you learned as a toddler. It is not a character trait. Calvin the cardinal travels with you until you regain that childlike determination. “I’m going to reach that toy no matter what!” Abe the ape demands that you get back to the basics. Those building blocks will provide you the strength you need to endure any circumstance. A – Absorb and accept exactly what is in front of you. B – Believe and begin to realize you are capable of moving forward. C – Commit and connect to the present no matter how bleak it appears. Calvin and Abe realize life is not a vacation on a love boat. They don’t hand out ribbons, but you have to keep moving. That is a choice only you can make. Minor setbacks are very real but so are major comebacks. You decide!