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APPRECIATION

From the June 1919 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The term appreciation is often used as a synonym for gratitude, when in reality the former spiritual quality is a correlative of the latter, and each, upon analysis, is found to be dependent upon the existence of the other for its own perfect expression. Webster defines gratitude thus: "State of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received; thankfulness;" and appreciation as "a valuation or estimate; accurate perception; true estimation;.