Gratitude & Thankfulness
The definition of the word “gratitude” – the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness; appreciative of benefits received. Synonyms: gratefulness, thankfulness, thanks, appreciation, indebtedness; recognition, acknowledgment, credit. Gratitude begets thankfulness.
We can express gratitude in times of plenty and in times of loss, therefore we can be thankful for trials as well as blessings. We learn from both. Trials are often blessings, though we might not recognize them as such until the trial has passed.
In my world, God is the giver of all things, whether we think of them as bad or good. Although He may use specific individuals and entities to deliver items and experiences directly, He nevertheless, is the source. Continue reading