In 2016, we launched GratefulForBlank.com and asked you to share your gratitude with us. We invited friends, family, and community to join us in creating in a daily collaborative journal by completing the following sentence, "Today, I am grateful for ______."
Practicing gratitude has been demonstrated to positively impact your life. Gratitude reminds you what makes life great – family, friends, warmth, shelter, a great smile from a stranger, a funny joke. And, grateful people have improved health, sleep better, have healthier relationships, and feel happier. All you have to do is start being grateful.
Though the site is no longer active, we are incredibly grateful to everyone that participated. Thank you for making 2016 such a thoughtful year.
Here's just a sampling of what we accomplished:
Seventy-six different people shared their gratitude.
Users shared nearly eight hundred different things for which they were grateful.
At least one person shared gratitude on 85% of they days in 2016.
GratefulForBlank.com was co-created by friends (and University of California, Santa Barbara alumni):
Dan Perea is a full-stack web engineer and user experience developer, multi-talented musician and producer, and TEDx speaker. In his own words, "I like building cool stuff." And, that's what he's done – creating tools for music venues to book bands, and for bands to book gigs.