Gratitude And Appreciation

These two words are often used interchangeably, which is unfortunate. To know them in their fullness we must distinguish their proper usage.

Gratitude is the feeling we have for those who bring Beauty to our Life, who give of their Time and their other resources, those things material and impalpable, sharing with us that which we would not otherwise have.

Appreciation is the feeling we have for the gifts we receive and experience during our Lives.

Gratitude is for the giver, appreciation is for the gift. Either way, we should be energetic in our expression of and for both.

– Red Horse

Published in: on January 5, 2016 at 8:23 am  Comments Off on Gratitude And Appreciation  
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