Here is the beard matrix for the Polaris Beard for a Cure.
For those Polaris employees who will be involved in the CF Climb for a Cure, either virtually or climbing as part of Team Olivia-Polaris on Saturday, February 11th, 2017, based on donations raised, we will be seeing some pretty
creepy, awesome beards by the Polaris guys!
My sincere thanks to Clark D. for lining this up with all proceeds benefiting the CFF. Visit our CF Climb team page where you can find all of our team members to make a donation to any one of the Polaris guys who you'd like to see sporting one of these facial masterpieces.
and on that note . . .
as 2017 rolled in with the speed of, oh let's say, Jeff's car . . . I can't believe February is right around the bend. This 2nd semester in school, I'm working with the kids on gratitude. A big word for little hearts but one that holds so much importance. We are working on being more positive, finding good things in every day, good in our errors, good in our faults. Gratitude is important and anything to make us see things more positively, turning that frown upside down, is a win.
We started yesterday by listing 3 things we were each thankful for. Olivia's list was:
1. a cure for CF, someday
2. my health
3. my family
I find it pretty awesome that she is thankful for something that isn't here yet; a cure. I find it pretty amazing that she is thankful for her health, despite all that she must do and endure to keep her health at where it is and I know Olivia is amazing to see life as she does, she definitely understands and displays gratitude. There is much I can learn from her and this year just as I'm trying to work with the kids on understanding gratitude, I too will work on my own, polish it up and try to 'complain',
bitch less and be thankful more. 😊
This quote is a good start. The kids and I picked this one to go over, relating it to our lives with CF. Yes, we can complain because our lives our deeply rooted with CF, or we can rejoice that CF is a part of our lives.
It's all about gratitude.
I've said it before and I know I'll say it many times more, but for all the havoc that cf can be, there is also so much good that comes from it. There are days that are hard and icky and filled with sadness and fear, but, there are so many other days that are not. There are many good things, amazing people and unimaginables that have happened and shaped our lives over the past 7 years because of CF. Here are 7 of them:
1. Team Olivia-Polaris has raised over $100,000 for the CFF to support their efforts in finding a cure.
2. Jeff has an amazing network of co-workers and friends, that most could only hope for.
2. We've met amazing people throughout this journey, many that we call friends.
3. We've learned a lot.
4. We've discovered how many supporters and friends we truly have all with the same hopes of curing CF.
5. We've been lucky enough to be involved in research that is changing the course of CF.
6. We have amazing family and friends who support us no matter what.
7. We know that every day is a gift, no one is promised a tomorrow and that time is precious.
Cheers to 2017 and to finding gratitude everyday, because I know that everyday isn't going to be great but I know that we can find things to be grateful for in every day.
Today we are grateful for the CF Climb, Team Olivia-Polaris, the Polaris Beard for a Cure and Clark D. for lining it up, for everyone that climbs with us, donates to support the CFF and the fact that CF is a part of our lives so that we can support this cause that will change the lives of all those whom have CF.