The very subtle but important distinction between gratitude and appreciation
When we are grateful the feeling behind it is usually one of overcoming something or even sometimes the feeling we’re not deserving of it. There’s a slight, but very noticeable trace of angst to it all.
For example, “I’m so grateful for the flowers my husband sent me.”
When we choose appreciation we are totally in a space of celebration and joy.
“I appreciate my husband sending me flowers.”
Does one feel lighter to you?
Does one taste yummier? More delicious?
I think gratitude is a wonderful thing. I really do, I’m just asking you to consider taking it one step further and delve into how the difference in the two makes you feel. What will you choose to appreciate today?