As most that visit my site know, I love to write and probably always did. I also love taking pictures and documenting as much as I can in photos so I can look back and see what we did over the course of each year.
As a a kid and even a teenager, I kept a journal where I wrote my daily happenings and even wrote some poetry. Yes, I am truly not a poet, but I tried from time to time to capture my feelings that way.
I had a lapse from writing, but since I found blogging and writing again, I found that it is truly a great way of keeping track of many of my daily happenings. This year on my blog, I even became a part of the 365 Day Photo Challenge of 1 Snap A Day, which has helped me to take pictures of the best stuff happening in my daily life. While sometimes, I have the good, the bad and the ugly happening in my home on any given day, I do try my best to focus on the positive as much as I can, as well.
As luck would have it, I recently was approached by a company that created the iPhone/iPad app called Gratitude Journey, which they describe as an all-in-one gratitude journal digital application. What I liked about this app is it was designed to increase happiness by focusing on the good in one’s life, thus trying to see the positive daily occurrences or as the company states “maintaining an attitude of gratitude”.
When actually viewing Gratitude Journey’s home page, you can see a chronological list of past entries. Each day, one is reminded to make an entry to indeed find the good in their day. An entry has a date, time, category and allows you to upload a photo.
One can also use the app to track their progress in the various categories and also view their progress as time goes by in the calendar or graph format. This app offers what is called a unique ‘gratitude gift’ pick-me-up, which allows you to set up a time to have a happy gratitude memory pop up to indeed give you a smile when you may need one.
- More characters allowed in an entry
- Custom Categories
- Swipe to browse
This app really puts together the function of a journal, photos and even promoting happiness in one’s life beautifully. I found myself really enjoying the ‘Gratitude Gift’ and even looking forward to it, because for the most part the memories that I was uploading were all of my favorites, including Kevin and the girls. So to me, I loved having a ‘pick me up’ pop on my iPhone when I would least expect it. The element of surprise was definitely fun and again it was all positive in nature, so made for an upbeat unexpected occurrence.
For those who may be interested, Gratitude Journey is available on the app store and only available on the iPhone at this time requiring iOS 5.0+ and costs $0.99 at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gratitude-journey/id549765113?ls=1&mt=8. PranaToThePeople always donates to a different cause quarterly. This quarter’s proceeds will be going to www.kiva.org (a non-profit that facilitates lending to alleviate poverty).
PranaToThePeople has graciously worked with me to allow me to run a giveaway for Gratitude Journey app for five people to win a code to make the app completely free to them.
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