Great idea: Melanoma Research Foundation Partners with Ironman to Raise Melanoma Awareness among Athletes: "It’s the ultimate irony. Athletes at the top of the physical conditioning can also be setting themselves up for a health crisis they never saw coming. That’s why the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) today announced a new partnership with Ironman® to promote awareness about melanoma prevention and fund new research to help generate the next treatment breakthrough."
A recap video of the 2012 CrossFit Regionals, awesome stuff, can't wait for the Games (someday I will see them in person!).
From Yes & Yes, Let's Stop Pretending It's Always Easy
Thought this was interesting: Home Invasion! How Old Is Too Old for Roommates? "With apartments scarce, even settled, married couples are opening up their homes to strange bedfellows." I actually currently live with a married couple (we are all in our early 30's), in a house they own, and it's been great. All roommate situations have their complications, but living with a couple hasn't proven any more challenging than other arrangements. Sometimes I wonder if I will still be renting and having roommates when I'm in my 40's, and feel shame about that, but then I wonder, why? If it works for everyone, and creates makeshift communities/families while being financially responsible - what's the problem (other than, perhaps, an American fixation on everyone owning their own home)?
"Ordinary happiness depends on happenstance. Joy is that extraordinary happiness that is independent of what happens to us. Good luck can make us happy, but it cannot give us lasting joy. The root of joy is gratefulness. We tend to misunderstand the link between joy and gratefulness. We notice that joyful people are grateful and suppose that they are grateful for their joy. But the reverse is true: their joy springs from gratefulness. If one has all the good luck in the world, but takes it for granted, it will not give one joy. Yet even bad luck will give joy to those who manage to be grateful for it. We hold the key to lasting happiness in our own hands. For it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful." - from Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer by Brother David Steindl-Rast