Now Go Take On The Day Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 424

Good morning from sunny Cleveland

It seems as though Cleveland’s winter is in its final push as we fluctuate between below freezing temperatures and balmy spring like days. Typical weather for us here, as the saying goes, “if you don’t like today’s weather in Cleveland, wait 24 hours and it’s going to be completely different!”

Virus is down, vaccines are up, and the skies here are predicted to be sunny for the next 5 days which brings optimism and hope to many. What can be accomplished when we face challenges but are open to hard work and change?

On March 3, 1887, a 6-year-old blind and deaf Hellen Keller, began her first day of learning with her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Helen was not a willing student at first and Miss Sullivan wasn’t going to give up. One month later, on April 5, Helen learned the word, water. We all know the story of how she continued to teach Helen to the point of her own exhaustion and in the end, she triumphed, and Helen Keller not only learned to comprehend the words thrust into her hand, but to read braille, speak, graduate from college and become a public speaker inspiring thousands along her journey.

Anne Sullivan became known as the miracle worker. While we may not perform or witness miracles such as that, we all have the opportunity to better ourselves and improve our business and lives with courage, perseverance and hard work too. Now go take on this beautiful new day!

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