… Or am I grateful that I’m thankful?
Which brings up a point – WHAT is the difference?
The dictionary isn’t much help –
I mean, really – what are we to do with this?
Especially when we then look at this?
If THANKFUL and GRATEFUL are synonyms, then shall I just call it a day & forget about going deeper into this idea of cultivating a grateful heart over the next month?
No. Look closer.
We can have a thankful heart. We can have a grateful heart. They are similar, but I would say they are indeed different. There is a certain depth to gratitude that isn’t present in thankfulness. Call it semantics, but I think it’s more than that.
It would seem gratitude is a state of being, and thankfulness expresses that gratitude.
Gratitude is a feeling. Thankfulness is about expression.
I’m excited to explore this topic and go deeper. I’d love to know your thoughts ~
Do you think there is a difference between being grateful and being thankful?