I think it's a good thing for all of us Hesch descendants and relatives to try to use German words in our every-day conversations, as a small tribute to the ancestors and, with any luck, to befuddle our contemporaries.
'Course, I have such a word in mind:
Gemütlich which means cozy, comfortable, homey, friendly, pleasant, snug, etc.
Over here in America, we've adopted the word as gemütlichkeit, or the condition of being cozy, comfortable, homey, friendly....you get it.
I know you all read Hesch History before you start your day...and tomorrow being Thanksgiving, we'll all probably have an opportunity to use this word. It does sound more familiar than
Dankbar which means thankful (or Dankbarkeit, thankfulness). Of course, you get extra points if you use em both.