Grateful Vs. Thankful: What’s The Difference Between These Feelings?

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There’s nothing like a beautiful sunset or a pleasant Sunday morning to remind us that there is plenty to be thankful for in life.

There's nothing like a hug from your best friend or a call from your mom to remind you of what you're grateful for.

At first glance, it seems like being thankful and grateful is the same thing. You could swap out both words in the first two sentences, and they would still make complete sense.

However, there are distinct differences between the definitions of these similar words.

They may seem like synonyms, but there are some circumstances where gratitude carries a different weight than thankfulness.

We have found both definitions and put them against each other to find out what the differences are. 

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14 Things You Should Never Apologize For

Can you count how many times you’ve said “Sorry” today? Do you remember what for you said it?

Chances are you’ve said you're sorry for many things that you don’t even remember doing.

Saying “I'm sorry” and apologizing for things that aren't completely your fault is not a bad thing. It doesn't make you weak or a pushover. On the contrary, the ability to apologize is a positive human trait.

It is one of the building blocks of emotional intelligence and reflects strong interpersonal skills. When you say you're sorry, it doesn't necessarily mean you're accepting blame for a situation.

Rather, it is a way of acknowledging that the other person was hurt in some way, regardless of whose fault was.

That said, there are things that you can say “I'm sorry” for that don't require an apology.

There are some situations in life that can hurt or offend other people but that are necessary for your own happiness, personal growth, or self-esteem.

Making decisions or taking actions that hurt others doesn't make you a bad person or uncaring. It shows that you care about yourself enough to make difficult choices when they are in your best interest.

Here 14 things you should never have to apologize for, even if you decide to say “I'm sorry.”

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The Ultimate List of Core Values And How To Find Yours

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Your core values are the guiding principles of your life that help you determine your behavior, words, and actions.

It's essential to your personal evolution to take stock of your values on a regular basis, and then make the necessary changes to align your life with these most important core values (also called personal values).

Living in harmony with your core values creates a fertile environment for happinesspeace of mind, and success because you are living authentically without confusion, guilt, or shame.

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What are core values?

Your core values tell you what you consider important or deeply meaningful. These personal values should reflect your life’s purpose and who you want to be.

Research confirms that your personal values, though subjective in nature, not only reveal what we feel about ourselves but also influence our attitudes, preferences, and behaviors.

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