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grateful I Can be thankful


Today, because I do this sort of thing, and often, I’ll be exploring the difference between being grateful and thankful.

They can be defined the same, perhaps. However, I’ll propose they’re not.

The possibilities are likely without limit. The opportunities to expand my own life’s vista, naught less than profound.

Or, I’ll get bogged down in endless nuance, and drive everyone around me, certainly within reach, utterly mad.

Nonetheless, If you’re reading this, and there are many of you that do, I don’t have to work too hard to represent and reflect both adjectives in good cheer. You are all in my life, in some form or fashion. I’m the one richer and better rounded for it.

Peace be to me Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

4 Comments to

“grateful I Can be thankful”

  1. Avatar November 27th, 2009 at 10:02 am marcus van ameringen Says:


    I echo your sentiments and am equally greatful and thankful for the people gifts in my life. You are one of those gifts.

    Happy Thanksgiving.


  2. Avatar November 28th, 2009 at 3:43 am Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    Hello Marcus.

    And, welcome here.

    I appreciate your sentiments and affirmation. I’ll also recognize your hearty efforts to make a difference in our business community and add how much I’ve enjoyed helping where I can.


  3. Avatar November 27th, 2009 at 9:12 am Bob Cork (distant cousin) Says:

    Grateful is for something done specifically with me or my situation in mind, or at least that gives a specific boost to a specific situation…so grateful nearly always implies appreciation of a specific act or attitude that improves my lot. Grateful, I would think, would almost always involve responding to an act or attitude or comment from another person.

    Thankful is for anything, planned or out of the blue, that causes me to pause, to smile, to feel good inside, to be thankful, to feel honored or blessed, although, in doing so, it could also deal with a specific situation. Thankful could be as simple as a robin perched for just a moment on my mailbox.

  4. Avatar November 28th, 2009 at 3:46 am Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    Thanks Uncle Bob.

    We are getting a lot of input in terms of what can, should, or might be a difference.

    A conclusion we are coming to includes the word: opportunity.


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