Grateful is a word bandied about rather a lot this time of year for obvious reasons. And of course, Oprah (among others) has helped make gratitude a part of our everyday existence. All wonderful and valuable things.
But I also like to look at the word grateful as a reminder of how full of greatness each and every one of us are. Maybe it is feeling gratitude that unlocks our greatest selves. Just a thought. And a reminder. With all this black Friday consumerism whipping around, the greatest gift you can give your loved ones (and the world...and yourself!) is acknowledging and realizing your true greatness. And live life from that deep reservoir of fulfillment that this knowledge provides.