By definition, thankfulness is feeling pleased or relieved. Gratitude is the expression of appreciation for something done or received. Thankfulness can be the feeling after someone gives a nice gesture. Practicing gratitude is showing someone you appreciate through action, such as expressing your gratitude with a personalized thank-you note. Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. It is an act influenced by the feeling of thankfulness. We value being present and mindful of both the small and big blessings in our lives.