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

“Blessing in disguise.”
“Thank your lucky stars.”
“The Grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.”
“Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.”
“Owe a debt of gratitude.”
“Be thankful for small favors.”
“Mixed blessing.”



In Other Languages

Spanish – agradecimiento

French – reconnaissance

German – Dankbarkeit

Italian – gratitudine

Swedish – tacksamhet

Basque – esker ona

Portugese – gratidão