I wanted to share with you, Happiness Series readers, why I, at the age of 23, created my own app. And I wanted to tell you why Happiness Series inspires people like me to create and build things like 1 Happy Thought. The world needs more happiness, and I wanted to do my part.
I started 1 Happy Thought during my third year in university while studying for my engineering degree. Engineering can be quite tough and really stressful. I discovered how even the slightest bit of encouragement when you’re down can be so uplifting – it certainly worked for me! That’s why we love Happiness Series, right? And so I thought, why not offer up my own happy app. People are stressed, like those of us in school. Combine a stressful course load with mounting student debt, relationship problems, the worry of attaining future goals, and the dreaded “job hunt” – all these things can take away from your happiness, if you let them. And it the stresses seem to build as one gets older. Sometimes it seems there aren’t many people focused on sharing happiness in the world.
Enter 1 Happy Thought… I was tired of all the noise on the internet and wanted a place where I could share my positivity with the world and receive some as well.
After reading blogs and forums, I scrapped together the first draft of the website. The idea was to simply share “happy thoughts” but that slowly morphed into inspirational quotes on pictures, as it seems more people connect with pictures. What is it they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words?”
I initially spent a great deal of time building and sharing inspiration through the 1 Happy thought website, but slowly the need for an app came about with the explosion of mobile and tablet devices. I also decided to give it out for FREE, because I feel that way it can impact more people around the world.
I update the app daily with beautiful quotes and sometimes even write inspirational articles that help people live more positive and happy lives. I would love for you to try it out and share the inspiration with your friends and family!
App Store (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1-happy-thought/id788399976?ls=1&mt=8
Android Store (Google): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ww1HappyThought&hl=en
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About the Author: Bruce Rebello is the creator of 1 Happy Thought - a free app he hopes brings a little sunshine to your day.