I will be completely honest: I can be one of the most selfish, joyless people in the world. I tend to get focus on me (especially when I’m not right with God!) and forget about other people too. Sure, things have been rough for me lately, with losing my first job and struggling financially. But, I am blessed, even when I don’t feel like it. One of the best ways to feel blessed is to bless others.
So when Marie from Spreading Joy contacted me about reviewing her book “Spreading Joy Daily” I knew I’d really like it. But first, a background on Spreading Joy: Marie created Spreading Joy Corporation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to spreading joy. All of the staff are unpaid volunteers who generously donate their time to spread joy all around the world.
“Spreading Joy Daily” is a book full of 365 great ideas to spread joy each day for an entire year. It gave me so many great ideas on how to spread joy to others. The book even comes with cool cards that you hand out when you pay for someone’s meal; the best part is, you can get these cards for free when you send in a self-addressed, stamped envelope. For example:
- buy muffins for my co-workers
- donate old blankets, sheets, and towels to a homeless shelter
- donate movies and books to a battered women’s shelter
- pay for groceries for the person in front of you in line
Marie gave me an extra copy of “Spreading Joy Daily” so that one of my readers can spread the joy. I felt like that wasn’t enough, so I’ve decided to throw in a $10 gift card of your choosing (paid for out of my own pocket) to bless you or someone you know. The giveaway starts on June 23rd and ends on June 30th at 12 am. Contest is only open to US residents aged 13 and older.