Happy New Year!
Anyone else as ready as we are to move on from last year?
Week of January 4th, 2021!
Have you filled out CLI's 2020 Survey yet?
We need your thoughts!
What are your ambitions for 2021?

Send 'em in -- CLI is compiling a list!
Keep those masks on
and send us YOUR favorite pic!
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.”
-- Amelia Earhart

Jen & Brit enjoying a brisk post Christmas, pre New Year's hike around Norwalk's Veteran's Memorial Lake Park

"You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do."
-- Dr. Seuss
“Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of
all the deadly sins.”
– Edith Wharton
John's Usual Excuses & Apologies--

Happy new year! While we know that the rest of this winter will be still pretty isolated, we're looking forward to collaborating with you to build a good spring, summer & fall as the weather improves and the new vaccines start making it safe to gather in larger groups again.

The new year is often the time for resolutions. For me 2020 felt a lot like just reacting to problems and making the best of situations. I think that we all felt that as we navigated 2020. But as we move forward out of crisis mode, CLI will be doubling down on long-term goals of community inclusion & community building. Person-centered services are a core part of CLI's mission. This means that we want to help each CLI client (and other stakeholder) advance their personal development ambitions over the next 12 months. Make sure that we know what your ambitions are!
What I learned from 2020 is that life is short, that I had taken so much for granted, that sometimes all we can control is our attitude and what's immediately in front of us, that really big problems are best solved by breaking into small bite size chunks, and that I'm very, very grateful for our CLI community. Thank you for all that you did last year and everything that you are going to do this year!

Firelands Local LLC's operations are back in full swing this week, but CLI's programs are closed until January 11th in order to give CLI's staff a much needed rest. I know that they are excited to see everyone again next week. One other reason for the extra-long break is to allow a little extra time to make sure that we're all healthy before breathing the same air again. For the next 3-4 months, it will be important that we all keep our guard up, continue social distancing as much as possible, and keep washing those chapped hands. We're in the home stretch and it's too easy to get careless now.

Take care & enjoy your week.
"I am always ready to learn, although I often don't enjoy being taught.

-- Winston Churchill

“I didn’t get there by wishing for it
or hoping for it, but by working for it.”

– Estée Lauder
Firelands Local LLC Update:
James Johnson
From GM James Johnson--

It is hard to believe it is actually 2021. This is truly a year of excitement and looking forward to the future.

Firelands Local is back to work today with a full week of production and shredding waiting for us.

"Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect."
-- Alan Cohen
The FREE Good Works Cafe will be back next week to run every Friday at 11:30 am until they run out of food.

If you or a friend want a delicious meal but cannot get transportation, we can deliver to you for a $20 donation!

*Donations are accepted & 100% go to future Fridays.*
"You are never too old to reinvent yourself."

-- Steve Harvey
DODD has some decent online content these days.

Click the video on the left to see a clip of Director Davis and Dr. Sorg with an update about the pandemic and the holidays.

You can find more videos by clicking on either the youtube or the DODD website buttons below.

Spread the word!