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Inspiration

2012 Sports Illustrated SportsKids of the Year

TeamLongBrothers SI-Kids Dec 2012 Cover

Cayden Long, age 7, suffers from cerebral palsy, but his older brother Conner, age 9, doesn’t let that stop them from playing sports together.

They participated in their first triathlon as “Team Long Brothers” on June 5th, 2011 and over the last 18 months have competed in 14 races. Conner tows Cayden in a raft while swimming, pulls him in a trailer for cycling and pushes the trailer during the run.

Team Long Brothers Triathlon

Ten years from now the perfect place for me and Cayden would be… [to] have the Team Long Brothers flag on the moon.

Conner Long
The Long brothers meet LeBron James

The brothers were honored as 2012 SportsKids of the Year at a star-studded event in New York as part of the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year ceremony. There, they made a special new friend… LeBron James!

Parents Jenny and Jeff Long are also working on starting the Team Long Brothers Foundation:

Our ultimate goal of Team Long Brothers is to form a non-profit organization which will provide advice, emotional, spiritual and financial support to groups and families of disabled children. We hope you will consider helping us get the Team Long Brothers Foundation off the ground by considering a donation. Our goal is to apply for official non-profit status by the first quarter of 2013.

photo source: SI Kids

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Good Business

Offset Your Naughty

Offset Your Naughty

Afraid of getting coal in your stocking this year? Turn your bad deed into a win for the environment at Offset Your Naughty. Creative agency Carmichael Lynch is purchasing a carbon offset (equivalent to one metric ton of carbon dioxide emissions) for every confession, up to 400 entries.

Carmichael Lynch’s purchase of 400 metric tons is equivalent to planting 10,256 tree seedlings and growing them for 10 years, or preserving 4 acres from being deforested for a year.

So go ahead, get off that naughty list!

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Happiness Inspiration

What If Money Was No Object?

British philosopher Alan Watts asks the question “What would you do with your life if money was no object?”

So I always ask the question, what would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life?

… do that and forget the money, because, if you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing, which is stupid. Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.

So, how would you really enjoy spending your life?