Friday, May 7, 2010
Dear readers, I have been looking forward to this post for some time now. I've been helping a friend launch a new mobile gratitude app, and I'm excited to introduce you to Momentary.org. Readers, meet Momentary! Momentary, meet readers! And let me get the freebies out here right up front: you can use the promo code "healthful" to use Momentary for free! Hooray for freebies!
There, now that introductions are out of the way, what is Momentary and what is a mobile gratitude app? Think of it this way: it's like a mobile gratitude journal. Momentary is a service that sends you 2-3 text messages or emails (your choice) a day, with prompts that ask you to pause and notice something positive about your life or your day.
Here's a prompt I got today: "What is one thing that you have that no one could ever take away from you?" Think on it. Discuss amongst yourself.
But wait, there's more! When you respond to a prompt, your responses are collected in an online, confidential, password-protected, personal web journal for you. So you can see your responses, download them, or do whatever you want. And if you don't want to reply, that's okay too! There's no right or wrong way to use the service. The point is to pause, notice, and be grateful.
You see, there's some pretty cool research out there that shows that the more you notice the good things in your life, and the more gratitude you have, the happier you are. And of course happier people are healthier, live longer, all that good stuff. We're meant to be happy! The best part is, we can find it in small ways. That's where Momentary comes in. These little reminders catch us when we're busy living our lives and encourage us to find a piece of gratitude right here, right now.
Try it for a week. Hey, it's free, what do you have to lose? (Remember, promo code is "healthful".) I say you have a lot to gain. Find your joy and spread it around! And please help us spread the word about Momentary.org. We'd be ever so grateful.
Posted by Kendra at 6:00 PM