Are you thankful, or are you grateful?
There is a difference.
Webster defines “Thankful” as being pleased or relieved and “Grateful” as showing an appreciation of kindness. So honestly…which are you?
This time of year is primarily focused on being thankful. Getting that warm and fuzzy feeling thinking of all the things our lives include: food on the table, thankful for the presence of friends and family gathered around us, we feel happy that we have a roof over our heads, and we are pleased and relieved that all is well. But it’s just a feeling. Gratefulness is more profound than that. It requires something of you—a sacrifice…a push to go beyond the surface, and warrants action.