Thankful – What is it and what is not?

What does it mean to be thankful?

Definition of thankful

  1.  conscious of benefit received <for what we are about to receive make us truly thankful>

  2.  expressive of thanks <thankful service>

  3.   well pleased :  glad <was thankful that it didn’t rain>

thankfulness – noun

Thesaurus / thankful – adjective

  1. experiencing pleasure, satisfaction, or delight <we were thankful that someone else was footing the bill for the lavish wedding banquet>Synonyms blissful, chuffed [British], delighted, gratified, happy, joyful, joyous, pleased,satisfied, glad, tickled Related Words beaming, blithe, blithesome, buoyant, cheerful, cheery, gay, gladsome,lighthearted, sunny, upbeat; gleeful, jocund, jolly, jovial, laughing, merry, mirthful, smiling;beatific, ecstatic, elated, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, intoxicated,rapturous, rhapsodic (also rhapsodical); exuberant, exultant, jubilant, rapt, rejoicing,thrilled; hopeful, optimistic, rosy, sanguine Near Antonyms abject, aggrieved, anguished, blue, brokenhearted, dejected, depressed,despondent, disconsolate, disheartened, downcast, downhearted, forlorn, melancholy;doleful, dolorous, lachrymose, mournful, plaintive, sorrowful, sorry, woeful; black, dark,desolate, dispirited, gloomy, glum, gray (also grey), grieved, heartbroken, heartsick,miserable, woebegone, wretched Antonyms displeased, dissatisfied, joyless, sad, unhappy, unpleased, unsatisfied

  2. feeling or expressing gratitude <I am thankful for all your help>Synonyms appreciative, appreciatory, glad, obliged, grateful Related Words beholden, indebted; contented, delighted, gratified, pleased, satisfied,tickled; thanking Near Antonyms inhospitable, rude, thoughtless, ungracious Antonyms inappreciative, thankless, unappreciative, ungrateful / MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARIES

Here is what you will find in a dictionary, the definition and both synonyms and antonyms.  i want to live my life being thankful to God so I seek what it means to be truly thankful and to learn how to better show my gratitude to the One who has given me so much better than I deserve.

2 Corinthians 9:15 (ESV) Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!

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6 thoughts on “Thankful – What is it and what is not?

  1. I love being thankful to him at his feet, he us so beautiful and gives us so much willingly. I love him and love giving him words of love and thanks back to him. Thankfulness is something we can do at all times, because he gives us himself at all times.

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    1. Thank you. I was taught many years ago to understand the Word of God I need to understand the definitions of the words I was reading. So she gave me a Bible dictionary, and I had my Websters dictionary and we would spend hours reading scripture and writing down definitions and the deeper I dug in the clearer my understanding became. Here it is years later and I still use this tool to deepen my understanding and grow closer to The Word made flesh Jesus. Thank you so much for reading and leaving your comments it is very encouraging.

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