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Those of you with iPhones, iPads, and Android phones have long been asking us to create an app. So we were thrilled when our generous friends Toni and Seraina Gunzinger approached us with a gratitude app idea which their son David and his tech-savvy team would design and they would fund.
The idea sprang from a story about an utterly content old woman whose happiness came from her practice of filling her left pocket every morning with beans. Whenever something happened for which she was grateful, she moved a bean to her right pocket. At the end of the day, she would hold each right-pocket bean and remember all the good things that happened to her that day. (You can read the whole story here.)
In the app, the beans turned into seeds of gratefulness which you can plant at any given moment, wherever you may be, thanks to modern technology. Little by little -- as you notice moments of beauty, record them with photos and words, and share them with friends -- you start blossoming within. And before you know it, you enjoy a rich harvest. Your grateful heart overflows, and you feel naturally drawn to share your riches with others.
By kindness of the Gunzingers, this app is being made available free of charge. A donation to help us keep this and our other services thriving will be gratefully accepted.
Br. David has been testing the app along with several others in our core community at A Network for Grateful Living (ANG*L). Here are his thoughts:
From Br. David's iPhone
I'm grateful for:
As you can tell, Br. David tested the app in Winter. In keeping with the app's theme of harvesting flowers, we unveiled the English and German versions the first day of Spring, March 21st. You can download the iPhone/iPad app here or the Android app here. You can also download the app directly on the android phone: search for "grateful" or "dankbar" in the play store.
Your feedback matters! Once we determine that the app has many active users, we will also make it available for Android devices, and pick up your ideas and wishes to the extent possible in an update. For your honest feedback we are extremely grateful.