Being conscious of a benefit you have received. Ultimately, it's what keeps one humble.

Thank"ful (?), a. [AS. �xed;ancfull.]

1.

Obtaining or deserving thanks; thankworthy.

[R.]

Ladies, look here; this is the thankful glass That mends the looker's eyes; this is the well That washes what it shows. Herbert.

2.

Impressed with a sense of kindness received, and ready to acknowledge it; grateful.

Be thankful unto him, and bless his name. Ps. c. 4.

-- Thank"ful*ly, adv. -- Thank"ful*ness, n.

 

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