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Why You Should Do This Before Your Next Gift Exchange (plus 9 awesome charities for the holidays)

Here is a kindness hack that will also make your holiday shopping easier and more meaningful this season, with this great challenge inspired by one of our own staff. It really works and has been a wonderful way to involve the children in her family for many years. Plus it seriously eliminates the time and hassle of finding “the perfect gift” because it’s practically perfect in every way.   We all have that person in our family who seems like they already have, well everything. You know the ones I’m talking about. They probably already have the iPhone X. They […]

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Just For Thanksgiving: These Photos Will Restore Your Faith in Kindness

            Although I am opting not to cook this year for Thanksgiving, the meaning of the holiday is not lost on me. Last Thanksgiving I was happy just to have two healthy, happy 3 year olds. This year I have the same gratitude for these things we many times take for granted. I came across a “Faith in Humanity Restored” photo of a 2 year old right after her open heart surgery with the same bandages and machines hooked up to her as Angel did. It said, “A two year old the day after open […]

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Giving Ideas for ThanksGIVING. Here’s How the Whole Family Can Participate

        Well guys, we are officially here, Thanksgiving week – the week I believe starts the holiday season whether we are ready or not.  On your drive out of town OR while sitting at work wishing you were already heading out of town – a few things to discuss this gorgeous California morning: 1. What are we doing to help our kids grow in kindness and turn away from retail mania this week? (*believe me, it is a task we CAN accomplish…just work with me in this post) First off, most kids are out of school all week this week. This […]

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Kindness Ambassadors ages 3-18 Wanted to Send Items to Our Troops!

  Looking for an EASY way for your kids to give back AND support charity? ISP is partnering with GenerationON and HASBRO for their Joy Maker Challenge 2014 to help bring $1 million in toys to  the 22% of children living below the poverty line. All you and your kids have to do is send a card or a box to our troops away from home this holiday. Here’s how it works: 1. You email us at hello@theinfinitesmile.com and tell us the name of your child and an email address (we won’t be adding you to any lists after unless […]

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View Our Secret Calendar of Amazing Giveaways all in the Name of Kindness for a Great Cause!

One of the amazing things about ISP is that people love the concept so much they were happy to donate items from their businesses, give back to the community, help our kindness programs for schools and just spread some smiles to people in November and December. Truth be told I worked hard to get them. I am not good at asking for things sometimes but I knew the cause was a good one which is making the world a better place for my kids as they grow into young adults. Because I put a lot of time, thought and effort […]

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What is the #1 Way to Sustain Happiness? It’s Probably Not What You Think.

Did you know that research has proven that the single most influential factor to sustained happiness is acts of kindness and service to another? To do something greater than yourself, reach out to another human being or engage in a cause that you feel is worthwhile. Studies have shown time and time again that social status, wealth, culture, religion, material items……none of these can sustain happiness in life alone. But with consistent acts of charity, philanthropy or kindness a life of happiness is possible. We noticed our blog post did not email out this past week. In case you missed […]

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What Can We Kindly Do With All That Halloween Candy & Other Fun Stuff

It is no secret that I am a big advocate of Halloween. Adults, kids, parents or not – it’s just a great holiday with a month of spooky, scary and fun nonsense. When I lived in the south I got my first taste of how they do it in the country: guys with REAL chainsaws chasing you past the haunted house into the parking lot to your car (yep, that happened) and hayrides that drop you off in the middle of the woods and leave you there. California, we cannot hold a candle with Knott’s Scary Farm and the Queen […]

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Holidays That Make Us Smile: 4th of July

The 4th of July, my favorite holiday next to Halloween. Gone are the days of gathering with my friends on our beach cruisers in Newport Beach in the most ridiculous chaos one has ever witnessed. Yep, those days are a faint memory now that holidays are no longer about me but rather for building lasting memories for our kiddos. Our family will be having a huge celebration of sorts this Friday, but not for the 4th. For our beloved relative that passed a month ago. So in the spirit of our family reunion celebrating this magnificent man who served our […]

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