If you were to look up the word “happy” in the dictionary, there’s a fair chance you could spot Maureen Ater’s photo. The vice president of marketing and fund development at Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland is an outgoing and energetic mom of three daughters and a hometown girl who grew up on the same street as her husband, Patrick, an educator at Canton Country Day School.
It’s Monday night—well, technically Tuesday morning. And I’m trying not to look at the alarm clock. It’s illuminated red numbers, which have long slipped into the single digits, are taunting me. A glowing reminder that I am awake despite all of my efforts to the contrary.
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