(by chris the cynic)
Yeah, I’m just stealing ideas from nearby American holidays at this point.
Anyway, feel free to talk about anything for which you are grateful.
The spelling of that word always messes me up. It comes from the Latin “gratus” plus the English suffix “-ful” and literally means “full of [pleasing, agreeable, thankful]-ness” which makes sense given the actual meaning. That said, I feel like if I’m grateful for something I must think it’s great (which has no connection to Latin), and –furthermore– the spelling of “grateful” tends to make me think it should be used for something that’s full of grates. (“It was as grateful as shop for cheese-working equipment.”)
[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]