I liked this description of a joyous but modulated sense of appreciation.

For my part, I am almost contented just now, and very thankful.  Gratitude is a divine emotion; it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms us, but not to fever.

Gratitudinously yours.   

Source: Charlotte Bronte, Shirley (London: Collins, 1968), p. 406

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