When my friend Marie asked me to read and review her new book Spreading Joy Daily I did not hesitate to accept her offer. I’ve been following Marie Wikle on twitter @SpreadingJoy for several years and witnessed her compassion for others. Her book arrived this week and I took great pleasure in reading through the pages. The book Spreading Joy Daily is organized by the 12 months of the year. Beginning with January each day of the month includes a “nugget of joy” on how to spread Joy to others. The book is filled with 365 compassionate ideas…a year’s worth… from January one until December thirty-one.
My jaw dropped as I read the book, realizing that many of these compassionate ideas I’ve witnessed in myself and my treasured friends. I was convicted of the value in my friendships and why some friendships last longer than others. Those men and women who spread joy are givers of compassion, centering their lives on Christ and not on themselves. Spreading Joy Daily is a handbook for living in Christ day-by-day.
Some of the ideas for Spreading Joy Daily include simple things that don’t cost a dime, such as sending email or text messages of Joy. Others involve a small expense, such as donating your “buy-one-get-one-free” items to someone in need. Keep the item you bought, donate the other one.
Marie shares her fun and humor when she suggests “Happy Chuck Norris Day” on March 10, his apparent birthday. She’s got some fun ideas for the entire family to make memories in Spreading Joy Daily.
I found the book so inspiring, I immediately wanted to buy ten copies and share them with friends. I’m always looking for birthday gift ideas or teacher appreciation gifts, so keeping copies of Spreading Joy Daily and giving them as gifts will allow me to have something of value to share with others. When I give the gift I’m certain to say “this is why I value you as a friend. I see you spreading joy daily and I’m honored to know you.” Thanks Marie, for being a friend and for writing such an inspiring book. May you climb to the top of the bestseller’s list…you’re already on mine.
Spreading Joy Daily– My Amazon Rating 5/5
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