Thanksgiving and Gratitude – What are YOU grateful for?

Happy Thanksgiving! Today is Thanksgiving in the US, a holiday that where everyone reflects on what we are grateful for. So what is gratitude exactly? And how are Thanksgiving and gratitude related? According to the English dictionary gratitude is defined as the “quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”. This word comes to the English language from Latin gratitudo which is a form of the Latin gratus “pleasing, thankful”. In the Buddhist worldview gratitude is the natural response to selfless kindness from others (doing something nice solely for your own benefit is not kindness). … Continue reading