Daily Prompt #JusJoJan Jan 15: Gratitude

For today’s #JusJoJan word prompt, gratitude, I puzzled over the difference between grateful and gratitude. I think there is a subtle nuance that separates them, so I consulted dictionaries for their respective meanings.

The definitions for grateful and gratitude are:

  1. synonymous words that can be used interchangeably according to stylistic preference,
  2. grateful (adjective) – the state of wanting to thank someone for something they’ve done for you or given to you, and
  3. gratitude (noun) – the feeling of being grateful to someone for what they’ve done for you or given to you.
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I found this image when I looked for a visual to include with this post. It expresses what gratitude means to me. For that, I am grateful. 😉


Today’s prompt is courtesy of Linda G. and Carol Anne.

Until next time,
Kaye Spencer
writing through history one romance upon a time

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