More Joy Day

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Event: More Joy Day
Participants: SDWolfpup
Date(s): annual, January 2008-present
Type: celebration
Fandom: multifandom
URL: sdwolfpup's more joy day tag
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More Joy Day is a concept thought up by SDWolfpup in January 2008. It is an annual day devoted to spreading JOY. SDWolfpup's suggestions for celebrating that day include:

Write a fic, make an icon, make a vid, or make a fanart for someone. Buy someone paid time or userpics. Leave someone a nice comment. Say something nice about something fannish someone else loves. Say something nice about something fannish you love and encourage squee (and squee on someone else’s post if they make one!). Offer to beta for someone. Offer to donate five dollars to the charity of someone's choice. Send flowers to an online friend in a different city. Buy someone you know online a present. Or a virtual present. Plant a tree or a flower in someone's honor and take a picture of it and post it to your LJ. When somebody cuts you off at work, wish them well and hope they get where they’re going safely. Make somebody a friendship bracelet. Or a construction paper heart. Call someone you love and tell them so. Or anything else you can think of![1]

2008 #1

The first More Joy Day was January 10, 2008.

"In the interest of spreading more joy, I’m proposing that a week from today, Thursday, January 10th, we each engage in one act, either here on or outside of LJ, which brings joy to another person, in the hopes that that person will spread that joy further, and exponentially onward."[1]

Things Done/Made for More Joy Day Include:

2008 #2

In the first year, there were two More Joy Days. The second took place on July 3, 2008.

"The goal of today is for us to seek out and give joy to others, in the hopes that it will expand outward into the world. We're giving ourselves a booster shot of joy to make it through the rest of the year with a little bit of our sanity intact. :)" [2]

Things Done/Made for More Joy Day Include:


More Joy Day 2009 Banner

In 2009, More Joy Day was held on January 15.

From SDWolfpup's LJ:

"The ultimate goal is to do just one joy-filled thing for someone(s) today; either something small, like letting someone in front of you in line or in traffic, or something big, like writing a fic or making a vid for someone. The smallest amount of joy helps, and is a kindness that wasn't there when you started. You're further encouraged to then post about it and comment here with your link for further joy-sharing." [4]

Other comments:

"You cannot have a bad attitude upon this day, this wonderful day that comes but once a year. It’s simpler than Christmas, because there’s no commercialism. It’s better than Easter, because the chocolate sellers aren’t as pushy and all the good stuff is still in the store. It’s more fun than ANZAC Day (I’m an Army Brat, it’s Happy ANZAC Day), because the stores are open and you can go shoe shopping if you like." [5]

Things Done/Made for More Joy Day Include:


Jan 14, 2010.[1]


In 2011, More Joy Day was held on January 13.[2]


In 2012, More Joy Day was held on January 12.[3]


In 2013, More Joy Day was held on January 10.[4]


In 2014, More Joy Day was held on January 9.[5]


In 2015, More Joy Day was held on January 15.[6]


In 2016, More Joy Day was held on January 14.[7]


In 2017, More Joy Day was held on January 20.[8]


In 2018, More Joy Day was held on January 25.[9]


In 2019, More Joy Day was held on January 17.[10]


In 2020, More Joy Day will be held on January 17.[11]


  1. ^ a b More Joy challenge, Archived version, posted to livejournal by sdwolfpup, 03 January 2008.
  2. ^ SDWolfpup's MJ day post
  3. ^ More Joy Day 2008 snippets & ficlets: First set
  4. ^ SDWolfpup's More Joy Day Post, Jan 2009
  5. ^ Hip-hip-HooRAY, it’s MORE JOY DAY
  6. ^ Charmax's More Joy Day Post