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Kindness, Kids & Meaning to the 4th of July This Year

The 4th of July – one of our most cherished holidays in the U.S., if not the most cherished. It’s uniquely ours and fun for all ages, genders, and cultures from coast to coast. This month we are calling all kids and/or families to remember those who aren’t home celebrating with us. Why? Because they are away from their beloved country fighting so we can keep what we get to enjoy every day – our freedom. For this month’s campaign we are making it a family OR friend affair. Kids, adults, neighbors, new friends – anyone can do this. You can […]

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Announcing Our Kids Contest Winner & Unveiling the NEW Characters!

Announcing Our Kids Contest Winner & Unveiling the NEW Characters!

It’s that time! The numbers are in, counted and counted again from Facebook and mostly email submissions. We had so many amazing entries and incredibly creative kids showing us how kind their imaginations can be. It goes to prove that if we give kids – of any age – the opportunity to use their creativity and their passion for kindness, they exceed our expectations in their ability to freely give and help. And with that may we have the drum roll please……the winner is……… Butch the Brave Bulldog by Adam, age 10. Adam said that his character would help wounded […]

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What The Super Bowl Ads Are Teaching Us About 2015 And Why Our Kids Need Us to Listen

What The Super Bowl Ads Are Teaching Us About 2015 And Why Our Kids Need Us to Listen

  Did anyone else notice anything different this year with the Super Bowl ads? One of our favorite American pastimes is always coupled by the best commercials of the year. Some take the heartstring approach while generally our favorites tend to be pure comedic genius. Straight away though my husband and I noticed a stark difference in the first string of commercials during the first quarter. Gone were the offbeat commercials that made us laugh and abundant were commercials that that made us think, cry or want to make a difference. Was this year’s  Super Bowl sponsored by Kleenex? Thumbing through […]

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In a Chaotic World This Week What Can We Do To Help Our Children?

In a Chaotic World This Week What Can We Do To Help Our Children?

  On the heels of the events in Sydney this past Monday came another reminder of the reality of our world today. Sitting in a meeting I saw a news post flash on my phone about the school massacre in Pakistan – 132 children gone over nonsense. Just last night I ended my evening watching a documentary called “Out of the Clear Blue Sky“, about 9/11 and the effects it had on Cantor Fitzgerald who lost every employee that day in the tower to terrorism. To watch that film footage and feel as though no time has really passed, it’s […]

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Smile It Forward This Holiday ~The Kindest Gift You Can Give

Smile It Forward This Holiday ~The Kindest Gift You Can Give

    Busy, busy, busy. That’s our motto right now, is it not? However, let’s not forget about that this time of year is mainly about helping others who are not as fortunate as us. To appreciate and be grateful for what we have. To leave the world a better place for our children. We are so blessed. We live in a first world country, have a place to call home, shelter and food for our families. We don’t lack for anything therefore it is our responsibility to help those who do. To help one another and show our kids […]

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Remember Superbowl’s Little Darth Vader? He Is Showing Us What Kindness Really Looks Like In Kids Today.

Remember Superbowl’s Little Darth Vader? He Is Showing Us What Kindness Really Looks Like In Kids Today.

  Does this commercial ring a bell? One of the most famous Super Bowl commercials ever made for Volkswagon with little Darth Vader? Meet Max Page. Not only is he an actor, but he and his brother, Els, are quite the philanthropists. I was introduced to Max’s Mom, Jennifer, through Erik Rees, founder of the Jessie Rees Foundation or “NEGU”. I was incredibly impressed with all she was doing in the world of charity and how she has integrated a life of service in her young children. I feel blessed to have met her as her ideals on a life […]

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It’s True, The Wife Can Drop the Ball On Anniversaries Just As Flawlessly

Amidst all this fundraising not only have I almost forgotten Thanksgiving is in 3 days, but until about 5:00pm Tuesday I realized that today, November 25th, is my 8 year anniversary to Brandon. I have blown it – officially. And…. I need a nap – desperately. This fundraising business is exhausting when you are running a business, twin 4 year olds, and missing a husband who seems to be traveling a lot these past two months. Apparently I think I am still in college and a concoction of Mt. Dew and Red Bull is all I need to pull off miracles. […]

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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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Why Are We Giving Away Our Own Money For Kindness Characters?

Our Kids Kindness Contest is extended until the end of this month! Why? We have received the most amazing things from kids of all ages. I knew we would get some really amazing characters submitted and were excited to see the ideas were developed by all ages. What I don’t think I fully expected was the depth in which kids can articulate kindness. They are simple ideas that seem so logical once you read them but as adults we for some reason just can’t seem to relay it in such an organic manner. It’s quite fascinating to see actually. So […]

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The Single Most Important Piece In the News Today – And It Doesn’t Involve ISIS or Ebola

I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I have friends all over so I love that it keeps me connected with them but hate that it has caused so many problems in our youth. There is no truer statement than the one I have heard lately, “I am so glad social media, camera phones and fingertip technology wasn’t around when I was in school”. Amen. What has been cool about social media however in these past few months is watching the ideologies of ISP flourish and grow to over 10K followers on Facebook and over 5K on Instagram in […]

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