There is so much inspiration in nature. Sunsets, flowers, blue skies, and fresh basil fill the senses with joy. National Geographic has launched a series of books which are perfect for the bedside or as a gift for a treasured friend. The inspirational quotes and breathtaking photography make this book a daily reminder to stop and smell the roses, or at least gaze upon a gorgeous photo of one.
Publication Date: November 6, 2012 | Series: National Geographc Photo a Day
The first in National Geographic’s 365-photo-a-day line of inspirational books, Daily Joy unites inspiring words of joy with lovely National Geographic images of the world–a perfect gift to keep on your bedside table to read just before bed or first thing in the morning. Crafted in the tradition of the successful Offerings series from Abrams/Stewart Tabori & Chang, Daily Joy’s elegant design features 365 days of gorgeous National Geographic photography, each one paired with a meaningful quotation, meditation, or thought that will help readers find joy every day of the year. Each month has a theme, and all the quotes are centered around it:
January/Renewal: “Just where you are–that’s the place to start.” –Pema Chodron
February/Love: “Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” –Khalil Gibran
March/Authenticity: “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” –Mahatma Gandhi
April/Growth: “A jug fills drop by drop.” –Buddha
May/Courage: “It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it has to have tried and succeeded.” –Anne Morrow Lindbergh
June/Perspective: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” –J. K. Rowling
July/Adventure: “Life itself is the proper binge.” –Julia Child
August/Freedom: “Freedom is from within.” –Frank Lloyd Wright
September/Purpose: “The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” –Mark Twain
October/Fulfillment: “Ah! There’s nothing like staying home for real comfort.” –Jane Austen
November/Wisdom: “Sleep is the best meditation.” –The Dalai Lama
December/Faith: “Peace is always beautiful.” –Walt Whitman
As poet John Keats wrote, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever,” and readers will turn to Daily Joy year after year to find wonder, awe, and happiness in the world around them.