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Sharing Joy

Here at Compendium, the arrival of a new book is always a reason to celebrate. After weeks of meetings and conversations, planning and writing, drawing and designing, revision and proofreading, we send our book off to be printed. And we wait. And then, one day we receive an unassuming brown package in the mail. Inside? We find something like this:

Joy is a book we've been wanting to make for a long time. It's vibrant and buoyant and full of life. And it's impossible to read from cover to cover without feeling a little brighter and a little more excited about the possibilities in each day. As Joy says on the jacket, if we want joy to be the story of our years, joy must be the story of our days. Joy must be a daily choice, a habit, a promise we make to ourselves. Joy must be the way we travel.

And now, we want to share Joy with you! We're giving away ten copies of Joy to ten readers who share with us something they do to find joy in the everyday. Post a comment to our Facebook page, or post a comment here.

We'll choose 10 winners at random from those who respond by Friday, July 8 at 11:59 pm PST. So join us in spreading joy everyday. Tell us where you find joy, happiness, and spark in your life, and we'll enter you to win!

Tags: gift books · inspirational products · encouragement · friendship

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21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Maria 06.29.2011 | 3:29 PM

    I find joy in the everyday by writing letters to people to show my gratitude to them for who and how they are.
  • 2 Gay Ann 06.29.2011 | 3:35 PM

    I find joy everyday by designing a life I love and living the life I've imagined.
  • 3 Jennifer 06.29.2011 | 3:59 PM

    I move my body every day. Regular physical activity leaves me bursting with joy!
  • 4 Jen 06.29.2011 | 4:08 PM

    Spending time with the person I love most brings me joy, because I end up smiling over the smallest things.
  • 5 Erin 06.29.2011 | 4:34 PM

    I post to my blog and spend time with my family and kittens each day, both of which bring me tremendous joy! :)
  • 6 Miranda 06.29.2011 | 5:41 PM

    being a new mother has brought more joy to my life than i could have ever imagined. i keep a joy journal and would love a copy of this! :)
  • 7 Robin 06.29.2011 | 6:58 PM

    I find joy everyday by reaching out to others with love and kindness.
  • 8 Sylvia H. 06.29.2011 | 7:34 PM

    I find joy through my two passions; photography and writing. Photography allows met to capture the beautiful surroundings and every day moments and the writing has taught me to write from my heart.
  • 9 Rose D., Frenchtown, NJ 06.29.2011 | 7:38 PM

    Loving my husband and our two toddlers brings me more joy than I could have ever imagined!!!
  • 10 Jean 06.29.2011 | 8:34 PM

    I find joy everyday by thanking God for all the beauty and good around me each morning before I step out of bed! Then I say, "bring it on!" :)
  • 11 Katie 07.01.2011 | 12:37 AM

    I find joy everyday by doing charity work and helping others.....and eating chocolate!
  • 12 Cyndi S 07.04.2011 | 5:37 PM

    I find joy in the unexpected - chipmunks downtown on a busy sidewalk, little girls in pink tutus and crowns, sudden thunderstorms...
  • 13 stephey @marked by the muse 07.08.2011 | 11:28 AM

    I experience JOY when I notice the simple things in life, like the light within another's eye, laugh or bird flapping its wings at the feeder - you know when I bring my whole presence to a moment. There's nothing more joyful, for it's the kind of gift that keeps on giving, lights up others and then they share that light - like a ripple shares it's rings outward after a rock skips upon its surface. JOY!
  • 14 Deann 07.08.2011 | 2:15 PM

    I find joy in just being outside enjoying nature and of course the most joy I experience is with my grandchildren!
  • 15 shannon 07.08.2011 | 2:26 PM

    I find joy every single time I see my son smile. The same joy I had when I saw his very first smile 19 years ago.
  • 16 jane 07.08.2011 | 4:06 PM

    I find joy in watching the sun rise. It is one of the few things we are guaranteed of each day.
  • 17 aegina 07.08.2011 | 5:39 PM

    Joy is watching the 4 years olds at my sister's pre-school come into a packed room , one by one, in their cap and gowns and receive a graduation diploma. When asked what they wanted to be when they grew up, and why, my favorite answer was , "An ice-cream man because I like ice-cream!"
  • 18 aegina 07.08.2011 | 5:39 PM

    Joy is watching the 4 years olds at my sister's pre-school come into a packed room , one by one, in their cap and gowns and receive a graduation diploma. When asked what they wanted to be when they grew up, and why, my favorite answer was , "An ice-cream man because I like ice-cream!"
  • 19 Alexandria Simpson 08.01.2011 | 11:48 AM

    It gives me great joy to leave inspirational window cards for my husband to find. It gives him joy to know how much I love him. Thanks!
  • 20 zana 08.02.2011 | 7:42 AM

    looking very forward to finding this one!
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