There are times when the English language fails me. It limits me. Today is one of those days. I’ve reflected on what it means to be thankful and I’m having a hard time describing it.
My heart is full. But, what is it full of? I feel thankful, yes, but also joyful and blessed. I feel lucky, privileged, and proud. Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a word that encompassed all of those feelings?
How do I describe the feeling when I see Luke and Jack hug each other lovingly? What is the feeling when I see Jack cradle Ian’s face in his little hands and look into his eyes sweetly? What do I call the feeling I feel when I sneak into Emma’s room at night to watch her sleep? I AM thankful for those things, but there is no word to express the emotion in my heart.
Yes, I AM thankful. I’m thankful for life, family, and my God. But it is so much more than that! I’m joyful, proud, and so full that I could explode!
Can anyone else relate? How do YOU explain being thankful?