Dear HN users - We really appreciate your support.
Since we released HN iOS/Android versions in June 2018, the cumulative number of HN downloads used by many people has finally exceeded 10,000!
(At the point of end of August 2020 : iOS/Android/Windows Total DLs)
At this moment, an average of about 500 people have downloaded HNs every month.
We are grateful and happy.
We would like to expand our users community and make our communication circle of "happiness" by achieving HN 1 million downloads.
We need your help. If you feel HN is good, please recommend HN to your family, friends, acquaintances. It will make us very happy.
We have had an movement called "Thanks card method" (HAGAKI-DO in JP) that was expanded by Mr. Yasuki TOKUNAGA in KUMAMOTO and Mr. Michinobu SAKATA in Hiroshima.
We would like to use HN's "log function" to carry out activities to convey gratitude, which is the modern "Thanks card method".
We are promoting the "Thanks card method" movement. And we provide its value with our trials and experiments.
To thank someone is, of course, to give joy to others.
However, when we say thank you we can find that we are supported by many people. And we rediscover and reaffirm that we ourselves are happy.
The following is the quotation from an article by Lifehacker.
So what is actually happening in the human brain related to the act of gratitude and why does it matter? Well, according to this article by Arthur Brooks in the New York Times, the answer to why it matters is a pretty easy one--the more thankful you are the happier you'll be." Evidence suggests that we can actively choose to practice gratitude-- and that doing so raises our happiness," states Brooks. The brain science behind it is more complex but very compelling.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina "took a genetic approach to test the hypothesis that social interactions involving expressed gratitude would be associated with variation in a gene...that has been shown to affect oxytocin secretion. "Oxytocin is thought to be a key component in human bonding and relationships, and so this finding is pretty big. Essentially what they found is that the more we can express gratitude the closer we become with others and potentially the greater our happiness.
Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, states, "Only 25 percent of job success is based upon IQ. Seventy-five percent is about how your brain believes your behavior matters, connects to other people, and manages stress."
We hope that HN and its each project related to HN can contribute and provide value to society. And finally we would like to create our own "place to be" with the activities.
Thanks to everyone's help, HN has recently been released in Korean and Thai in addition to Japanese, English and Chinese. Now, people from many regions over the world are using HN. We really appreciate it.
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation!