"Grateful" is such a wonderful word. Just the sound of it makes you feel good. Think back to a time when you were very young, when you were just learning how to swim. You got in too deep and you were going under. Then just when you thought it was all over, the lifeguard jumped in and saved you. Remember how the rest of the summer you could not keep your eyes off him? He was your hero. When he came to help you, you were so grateful or remember your second grade teacher? She took so much extra time to help you learn to read. She didn't need to do it, but she saw you needed help. You were so grateful for her kindness you always wanted to do something to repay her, but the flowers you put on her desk each morning could not even come close to expressing your gratitude.