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?

One thought on “Thankful?

  1. I thin the Bible says it for you. “Overflowing with thankfulness” !

    Colossians 2:6-7

    New International Version (NIV)
    Spiritual Fullness in Christ

    6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.


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