Daybreak Press

Joy Jots: Exercises for a Happy Heart

Anse Tamara Gray


Second Edition



Joy Jots is a collection of 52 weekly essays that take the reader through a year of seasons, blessings and joyful spiritual growth. The reader goes on a journey from lessons learned to lessons lived, from talking about joy to feeling joy, and from the limitation of misery to the freedom of joy.


A joy jot is a phrase coined around mindful thankfulness. As the reader works through the reflection prompts and practical projects, she will find herself collecting joy jots; happy moments or points of deep thankfulness to God. As the habit of joy develops, the reader will begin to know herself better, draw closer to her fellow human beings, and set herself firmly upon the path that leads to real, all-encompassing joy - in this life and the next.


Every day should have a joy jot!


"Faith and gratitude should go hand in hand, but in a world full of bad news we need reminders to notice the good around us. In Joy Jots, Tamara Gray has developed a practical manual to raise our awareness and our spirits. This is a wonderful and much needed book for the modern Muslim." - Ingrid Mattson