"One man's 7-year battle with cancer yielded gratitude, a 'thankful app' despite the hardships"
- Deseret News, November 25, 2013
The story behind "thankful" is a very personal one for our family and friends. We created "thankful" with our brother before his 7-year cancer battle ended. During his battle, he and his family wanted everyone to remember to be thankful for what is still good in the world, and to count all of the blessings we all have.
“Everybody has trials. Everybody has tragedies,” his wife says. “That’s why we come to this earth, and we came to a place where we realized we weren’t being picked on, that this was just the deal. …And so we found something that worked for us, and that was to count our blessings and to notice what was good. …It helped us be able to enjoy each other instead of being weighed down by all the fear, it helped lift us up.”
We hope that "thankful" reminds you to be #thankful, and also helps you to remember all of the many blessings in your life - no matter how seemingly small.
We are always #thankful for our brother and our family, and we are absolutely #thankful for you!
If you would like to see us improve "thankful", please send us feedback at [email protected]
IMPROVE YOUR LIFE
+ Numerous studies have linked counting one’s blessings to healthy and improved mental and physical health. Oprah Winfrey kept a gratitude journal for a full decade without fail — and urges you all to do the same. In Arianna Huffington’s book "Thrive", Arianna writes about how gratitude exercises can have tangible benefits. She writes, “According to a study by researchers from the University of Minnesota and the University of Florida, having participants write down a list of positive events at the close of a day — and why the events made them happy — lowered their self-reported stress levels and gave them a greater sense of calm at night.”
+ The thankful app is the most beautifully designed personal way to privately, quickly and easily record and share things (if you wish) that you are thankful for in your everyday life. Quickly save your thankful thoughts, inspirational words of wisdom, thankful inspirations, or #thankful thoughts from around the world from Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr, and optionally share them via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, Ello, and more! Tracking and reviewing your personal thankful list will remind you of what makes you happy and healthy. So...start counting and appreciating the blessings you have today and change your life!
+ Count your blessings...literally (with reminders to remind you to practice gratitude as often as you wish, whenever you want)!
+ Save your reasons to be thankful in your private journal/diary/list with photos and set favorites!
+ Get inspired by and share more than 400 thankful inspirations, 2,000 free quotes (and purchase more)!
+ Get even more #thankful inspiration from people all over the world from Twitter, Tumblr, & Flickr!
+ Share or re-share everything via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, Ello, and more!
+ Share a whole list via e-mail (a great way to backup your list)!
+ Customize your colors, fonts, and font size for your own personal touch!
+ Big Data Stats! See how many reasons you have for being thankful by day, month, how many are favorites, and more historical data!
+ Do you like thankful? Now you can help support ongoing improvements to thankful via thankful store subscriptions and tips!
+ thankful app for Apple Watch for quickly adding reasons to be thankful!
+ System Requirement: iPhone/iPad/iPod must have iOS 9 or later
+ Thank you for helping to make the world a more positive place!
+ We are #thankful for you!
+ @TheThankfulApp @EddyStreetPro
+ If you encounter any issues or require assistance, please contact support at [email protected]
+ Minor updates for more thankful beauty
+ Improved support for showing Twitter pictures and tweets!