Tuesday, January 26, 2016

In 5/Under 5: Be #Dstrong for Terminally Ill Eight-year-old Boy

A while back, you may remember our "in 5 minutes/under 5 dollars" #CreativeActsOfKindness challenge for Gracie, or as we referred to her #CelebrityGrace. Her Make A Wish request was to be famous and we were happy to oblige! Well, today, we're asking you to be #Dstrong.

"You have to stay strong for D," says Dorian Murray, 8, in Rhode Island. He wants people to be strong for him and because of him. 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Abundant Love Project, a guest blog

Greetings from Portland, team! I've been acclimating to my new surroundings, working hard on the new Arts research project, and in the process of getting my first article published! BUSY month, but you've been waiting so patiently for a new project... so, here it is!

Our guest blogger, Deb, does such a beautiful job of describing her project in her letter to you all, she hardly needs an introduction. I will say two things though:
  1. I discovered this incredibly loving project when a photo was posted on facebook of my tiny little cousin Lexi Joan making these creative acts of kindness. I thought, "THAT looks like an ITLT project— it's quick, creative, and so kind!" Lexi and I share a namesake, and seeing her at three-years-old do an activity similar in spirit to ones that I do across the country just reminded me how close our hearts live.
  2. If you don't have tissues on hand, you might want to grab some. Both talking with Deb online and now reading her letter, tears just flow down my cheeks, and I know I won't be alone in this.