With Mother’s Day approaching, it may be useful to revisit the distinction between gratitude and appreciation.
Gratitude acknowledges the ‘thing’ given.
Thanks for dinner. Thanks for the ride.
Gratitude is objective and it’s all about the recipient — you.
Appreciation acknowledges the ‘effort’ given.
I appreciate the time it took to make such a wonderful dinner.
Thanks for going out of your way to drive me home.
Appreciation is empathetic and it’s all about the giver – the person.
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