I was struck by the fact that the words "thankful" and "grateful"- two words thrown around quite a lot at this time of year- both end the same way: with the word "full." (Sure, I added the last letter but the truth is there). And I'm not just talking "full of food" kind of full. Instead, I see it as the wonderful truth that our lives are completely full. Full of blessings, full of grace, full of happiness, full of potential.
My life is so full.
Completely full of blessings and gifts that I thank God for every day. And while I do thank Him with my voice and my words, I believe that my awe-filled or content silences express my thanks just as well, if not better. I thank God with my actions, with my smile, and with my eyes as I take in the world around me.
And here's one man who has made my life a little more full... my Opa. My buddy when I was little, my mentor as an adult. And I am so full of thanks that I was able to celebrate another Thanksgiving with him.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I'd love to hear what makes your life "full" too! Now, if you'll excuse me... it's on to decorating for Christmas.... I can hear the carols already. :)
(You will notice I am experimenting a bit with my blog lay-out. Bear with me! Any comments are welcome!)