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A Little Reminder of What The Season Is All About In Our Last 5 Days

We have been roaming around town with our volunteers and Kid Ambassadors spreading smiles. Have you come across one of our Kindness Reindeer? He provides a nice back scratch, just because he is – you know- kind. Would Santa hire any other sort of reindeer? We are only 5 days away from the end of our fundraiser. We are only $3,000 away from our goal to kick off our Kid Ambassador Programs, products, and Campaigns for 2015. We have collaborated with other non-profits, kids, teens, parents, schools, and friends to develop all sorts of fun things to engage our kids in consistent philanthropic work from ages […]

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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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Introducing Our Awaited 2015 Giving Campaign!

Introducing Our Awaited 2015 Giving Campaign!

What is a “Suspended” Coffee? Most Americans have no idea what this means. Even though I have spent much time over in Europe and the U.K., quite honestly, neither did I. However in Naples, Italy, there is something called ‘Caffe Sospeso” where someone who is more fortunate financially buys a coffee for another who is not. So, how does this coincide with ISP? I shall now elaborate (and trust me, you want to hear this….) Initially, I intended to just interview the creator, John Sweeney, to find out what Suspended Coffees was all about and why there is such a […]

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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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Monday Coffee Read: Things No One Tells You When You Move From Southern California

I saw this post floating around Facebook from blogger, Michael Peckerar, of rantlifestyle.com, “20 Things No One Tells You About When Moving Out of California”. Michael moved from outside of Los Angeles to North Carolina to go to college. Clearly this resonated with me so I had to bite and read it. I couldn’t help but laugh because he is 100% accurate. Now, mind you I left OC to go to school in the mountains of North Carolina in 1993 but it looks like some things just don’t change. So this blog post is dedicated to my friends and ISP […]

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ISP’s FIRST Monthly Challenge – Blessing Bags. Meaningful, Interactive, Inexpensive But Have So Much Impact

  photo credit google images   As we enter our month campaigning for kindness – I would like to introduce some great crusaders, stories and guest bloggers. The funniest Mom blogger I know, Courtney from Stop Yapping, is our contributor to kick-off our monthly challenge. Here is how she does it. Thanks so much Courtney! xoxo “I’m hungry.” “I’m starving.” “What can I have?” “I’m LITERALLY starving Mom.” “If I were to think about eating lunch, what would you suggest?” “Is there any food in this house?” I hear this about 10 times a day from my husband and 3 […]

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Can Kindness Be a Non-Profit? YEP! ISP kicks off this week with contests, giveaways and some new friends…..

That day is here! The Infinite Smile Project is officially launching to the public and we are going to have some FUN. Although non-profits are wonderful regardless of their purpose or cause – I think many of us can agree when we think of the words “fundraiser” and “non-profit” we think of formal dinners and speeches, golf tourneys and did we say speeches? Well, welcome to ISP – our goal is….and always will be…..to raise awareness, develop programs, conduct fundraisers and recruit volunteers all in the name of kindness while dripping with fun. Don’t forget, we were mentored by the […]

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A New Must Read That Will Make You Ask, “What Can I Do to Change the World?”

  “It’s not other people who are responsible for making our world a better place; it’s us.” –Erik Rees When planning for a beach vacation or preparing for a long flight there are many great reads out there to choose from. I tend to lean towards witty, comical books or choose biographies to sort of escape reality on these trips. However, the book I just finished reading last week, “Never Ever Give Up, the Inspiring Story of Jessie and Her JoyJars”, by Erik Rees, was one that sort of fell in my lap by chance. I had the pleasure of […]

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When Was the Last Time You Were Someone’s Hero? It May Be More Recently Than You Think

Hero [heer-oh] noun: a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. The world needs more heroes. In a world where people like the Kardashians grace the cover of at least two magazines a week exploiting themselves over and over, we start to become jaded to what real heroes are and the traits that make them noteworthy and treasured. What we do forget is that the decision to act heroically is a choice. That is correct, anyone can be a hero and it is a matter of choice in how you decide to live […]

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