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What is Thankfulfor.com?
Thankfulfor is a microblogging site focused on gratitude. People come to our site, enter up to 500 characters about what they are thankful for and post them. Each item goes to their personal “journal” of thanks, which can either be private or public. People can also choose to send each Thankfulfor post to their social networks on Twitter (Facebook coming soon!), spreading the good vibes far and wide.

Is my journal pubic or private?
You have the option for either! By default, your journal is public, meaning, anything you post will go into our public timeline, or as we like to call it, the "public stream of thanks". Also, if someone clicks on your name, they can go to your journal and see all the things you’ve posted. If you make your journal private, no one else can see any of your posts. To control your privacy at any time, just go to the Settings page. That’s where you can also decide to add your social networks so you can send your posts to those other services.

How can I share my thanks with others?
The best way is to make your posts public and add your Facebook and Twitter accounts. That way, other people can see them. You can also send your personal journal page to people via the URL.

How can I view someone else’s journal?
If you know their Thankfulfor user-name, just go to Thankfulfor.com/users/username or if you see their posts in the public stream of thanks, just click on their name and it will take you to their journal (if it is public).

Can I print my journal?
Go ahead! Although, right now we haven't done anything special to make it formatted nicely… In the future we want to provide this feature so you can print your journal to keep or to give to someone else.

Can I buy a journal to have at home with me?
In the future Thankfulfor will offer it’s own journals for purchase. For now, we’ve selected some nice options from Amazon that you can purchase directly from our store.

Is there an iphone application too?
It’s in the works! The iphone app will be the perfect companion to Thankfulfor.com. Stay tuned!

How come I don’t have a profile page?
We have all kinds of ideas around Thankfulfor, like adding in profiles, but we wanted to launch as quickly as possible so we pared it back to the very basics. We know people like to share a little about themselves, so look for profiles in the future.

Can I add pictures to my journal?
First, let us just say that we LOVE pictures. Unfortunately, that feature is another item on our “would really like to have but it will add more time to build this site” list. So, stay tuned for updates… pictures coming soon!

I want to create a journal expressing my gratitude for just one person or thing – can I do that?”
That is a beautiful idea – we dig it! We want to make it super easy to do that in the future. For now, the easiest way to do it is to create another account (you can create multiple accounts as long as each account has it’s own unique email address).

Is Thankfulfor affiliated with any religion or religious organizations?
Nope. We believe that gratitude is important no matter what your creed. We welcome everyone, but are not affiliated with any particular groups (except the Church of Apple – we love our iphones and macs…heh heh)

Is Thankfulfor looking for partners?
Yes, we are looking for a few great partners who will benefit from advertising on our site, as well as offer our audience direct value and benefit. Possible partners may offer services for our members to send their thanks to specific people in the form of flowers, cards, gifts and more, provide valuable information products, etc. If you believe Thankfulfor.com would be a good fit with your business, please contact us today at iamthankfulfor@gmail.com.

What is all this fuss about gratitude lately? I need more info.
Thousands, maybe more, practice gratitude globally, many using gratitude journals where they write down a few things they are grateful for each day. Most of those people will tell you it’s more than just a journal – it’s a key to happiness and well-being.

You can find hundreds of books on the topic, and quotes from numerous celebrities including Oprah, talking about how gratitude journals have literally changed their lives for the better. But the only way to know for sure is to give it a try. With Thankfulfor.com, you don’t even have to spend money on a journal… you have an online journal for free that never runs out of pages.

We suggest bookmarking this site and posting 3-5 things you are thankful for each day. Try it for one month and see what happens. They can be big or small – it doesn’t matter. You can even check out what others post in the Public Thanks area to get some ideas. If nothing else, why not be thankful for the sun, moon, grass, air and our breath? Those all seem like good things to be thankful for.

As a little more inspiration, we found this beautiful post written by Erin Curran last Thanksgiving for PlanetPinknGreen.com. This excerpt seems particularly poignant.

Gratitude Unlocks the Fullness of Life

With Thanksgiving approaching, my thoughts turn to gratitude. But what is gratitude really? Is it merely a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation? Does it just make us feel good? I think it is more.

My favorite quote about gratitude says…

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
– Melody Beattie

But how on earth does gratitude do all that?

I think it’s by helping us shift our perspective, thus making us active creators of our experience.

Sure, feelings of gratitude can emerge spontaneously from an act of generosity, kindness or good fortune. But gratitude can also arise by conscious choice, that is, from an intentional decision to shift our perspective.

We then transform from passive beings waiting for the “right” circumstances to conscious creators actively manifesting gratitude in all situations.

And thus, we unlock the fullness of life.

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