My friend Matthew Grant shared the quote below that one of his long-term mentors had shared with him: “The secret to happiness is finding a way to be of service to others”. Last night, during The Love and Kindness Project Foundation’s annual general meeting (yes! We are one year old!) […]

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Speak Kindly! Always!

Speak Kindly! Always!

Today, a reminder to ‘Speak Kindly’! Always! Even if you don’t agree with the person’s idea, opinion, their political beliefs or their cause. We can disagree in a kind and open way, with a respectful tone of voice and non-argumentative posture. Whether you are at home or at work, on […]

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Be Kind to Yourself – Don’t Compare Yourself to Others!

Be Kind to Yourself – Don’t Compare Yourself to Others!

When I was growing up, I came to an important realization: there was always going to be someone ‘better’ than me. At anything. And everything. So there was no need to waste my time and energy trying to ‘be the best’, worrying when I wasn’t, and comparing myself to others. […]

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What’s Your Definition of Kindness?

What’s Your Definition of Kindness?

How do you define kindness? When I looked it up in the dictionary, it says kindness is ‘the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.’ When I ask people what kindness is, they often describe an act of kindness like holding the door for someone or paying for someone’s coffee […]

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Don’t Give Up!

Don’t Give Up!

Do you know why I post about stuff that doesn’t work out the way I planned? Or that I struggle with? Like my tiny container garden not growing anything last year…and all the time I spend picking out seams I’ve sewn incorrectly…and the two years – and many different attempts […]

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Back Yard Kids Summer Kindness Event – Social Distance Style!

Back Yard Kids Summer Kindness Event – Social Distance Style!

Foundation Director Alefiyah Tawawalla hosted a Backyard Kindness Event! Here what she had to say about it! “Children are advocates for a kind future. Today a few children and parents from my neighborhood socially distancing ourselves in the backyard painted Love and Kindness rocks and plaques. Each child painted one […]

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Introducing…The Love and Kindness Project UK Instagram Account!

Introducing…The Love and Kindness Project UK Instagram Account!

Guess what? A very kind friend of The Love and Kindness Project Foundation, Lili Boynova, has created a United Kingdom (UK) Instagram account for us! Lili’s content is fun, original…and very kind! And, Lili’s efforts are funded by a Love and Kindness Project Foundation micro-grant! Check out – and follow […]

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COVID-19 Pop Up Kindness Stand…in my Driveway!

COVID-19 Pop Up Kindness Stand…in my Driveway!

There is always a way! All you need is a little creativity!! I’ve been thinking about how to have a Pop-Up Kindness Stand during these tough times! So I picked up some sidewalk chalk last week. Today, it was beautiful and sunny…with no wind! So I drew my mural, then […]

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Friendship Day Kindness Event at May Watts Elementary School!

Friendship Day Kindness Event at May Watts Elementary School!

I had a fabulous and fun day celebrating Friendship Day with the kindergarten and first graders at May Watts Elementary School in Naperville, Illinois. We read Big Karma and Little Kosmo Help Each Other, and then I answered question about being an author. We all talked about how we could […]

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Bethany Lutheran Family Literacy Night!

Bethany Lutheran Family Literacy Night!

On January 31st, we were excited to be asked to give an Author Talk and read Big Karma and Little Kosmo Help Each Other at Bethany Lutheran Church and School in Naperville, Illinois. The event had a fun pirate theme, and between sixty and seventy children and their parents learned […]

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