No Matter How You Say It: Gratefulness

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Word Origin

Gratefulness has its roots in the latin words gratus meaning “pleasing” and the verb facere which means “to make or do” to create the word gratificus – “doing a kindness”. Can you see how being grateful is the kind way to be?

Sign Language

Thank you

You’re welcome   This link explains the difference between the English practice of “You’re Welcome” and how it is handled in ASL.



Can you see how much the heart is connected to these signs?

Gratefulness Idioms

  • Be a breath of fresh air
  • Be a good person
  • Be a peacemaker
  • Be a ray of hope
  • Be a shining example
  • Be appreciative
  • Be blessed
  • Be content
  • Be full of gratitude
  • Be humble
  • Be in seventh heaven
  • Be kind to others
  • Be like a sunflower
  • Be like a wellspring of generosity
  • Be on cloud nine
  • Be optimistic
  • Be over the moon
  • Be thankful for small favors
  • Blessing in disguise
  • Count your blessings
  • Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth
  • Express your gratitude
  • Feel grateful
  • Give back
  • Give credit where credit is due
  • Have a grateful heart
  • Have a heart full of sunshine
  • Have a positive outlook
  • Make the world a better place
  • Mixed blessing
  • Owe a debt of gratitude
  • Pay it forward
  • Say thank you
  • Send a gift
  • Thank your lucky stars
  • The Grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
  • Write a thank-you note




                                                    In Other Languages

                                                    Spanish – agradecimiento

                                                    French – reconnaissance

                                                    German – Dankbarkeit

                                                    Italian – gratitudine

                                                    Swedish – tacksamhet

                                                    Basque – esker ona

                                                    Portugese – gratidão


                                                    For other character qualities related to Gratefulness,
                                                    visit the Related Qualities page.