The “manningjoy®” Story

ManningJoy ProductsOnce upon a time there was a little girl named Manning Joy.  She was born with many things wrong….but from her mother’s eyes….everything was right the day she came into this world. 

One day I came into my office (at home) and there she was….little Manning Joy…..sitting proudly at my desk, with my reading glasses on, my cell phone under her ear, crossing out my name on all of my business cards and writing her own name.  I stopped her and said, “What are you doing?  I just bought those cards yesterday.”  She said, “I want my own company.”  The idea was formed to trademark her name and start her new product line under my established company…..to someday grow into her own business.

She is a “joy” and she is disabled.  Manning wants to give a portion of all proceeds to other disabled kids.  Her idea is to help other “specially abled” kids to pay for summer camp….an activity she so looks forward to every year.

To this day, she loves to hear the story……every day when she was so very sick, struggling to survive…how I would rock her in the rocking chair in the hospital and I would say to her, “I love you more than the sun and the moon and the wind and the stars…….I love you more than anything in the whole universe….that’s how much I love you.”  So from this “love” story comes the logo with the sun, moon, wind and stars…..she insisted that her new product line, manningjoy® have all these symbols she holds so dear.