A little something I've been working on
and coding with the help of chatGPT, the best friend of an "idea guy"
for the ultra curious:
link to the tiny web app I've made
Gratitude is the greatest little hack for happiness.
Feeling grateful is an instant boost to my mood and the best part is that it is all about perspective: I can feel grateful that my health is good or just that the greatest fruit of all (bananas) exists. Anything goes. You can feel grateful for cats, or clouds, or cake.
Feeling grateful is also gratis. Why not do it all the time? The wisest among us seem to be in a constant state of gratefulness, they're onto something
I'd feel grateful if you signed up, but if you don't I'll just try to find something else to be grateful for
Gratefulness, I've discovered, is a bit of an habit. It's something we need to remember to do, until we don't need to think about it. Feel grateful (on purpose) enough times, and eventually it will be second nature to you.
This is why chatGPT and I got to coding and we made a tiny little thing you can use to record your reasons to be grateful.
visite the amazing… Gratitude Jar App
It does three little things:
allows you to record a gratitude note
lets you pick one at random
lets you check all your library of gratitude notes (good for when you're feeling down)
I'm being very purposeful in keeping this very small. Like tiny software.
It requires no login as it saves the notes on your computer. Open it on another device and the notes will not be there.For now there are no notifications, automations, not even tracking of any sort.
This is a simple tool, for the simplest of things:
to remember we all have things that deserve our gratitude.
I write about making small things and thinking about big questions. I do this somewhat frequently, but not consistently.
P.S I've learned a lot making this little thing and will surely write about it in the future. A quick list would be HTML+JS+CSS, Git, talking to machines, debugging and refactoring code, little touches that make it more delightful to use. In the future I'd like to explore things like vue/react/angular or other faster, more modular ways of creating software.
P.P.S. this might be the first tiny software from a suite of happiness and mental health tiny apps that I'd like to so someday. Already have a lot of ideas. Who knows if I'll make them happen.