Hopeful, Cheerful, Careful, Useful, Lawful, Joyful, Resourceful, Respectful, Delightful, Beautiful, Faithful – simply by adding 3 little letters a word becomes even more fuller! (Its okay – yes, fuller is being used incorrectly as it means to crease, make folds, or form grooves – but, it helps get the point across, so indulge me)
Those 3 letters are used to form adjectives from nouns.
Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.
Noun – a word used as the designation or appellation of a creature or thing, existing in fact or in thought.
Full of Hope, Joy, Respect, Delight, Faith, or Beauty is a great way to explain just “how much”.
Full, to me means that there isn’t any room left – it is all taken up, and no voids exist to be able to add more.
That feeling when there is no room left – I’m sooooo full, after eating too much.
When whatever you are filling starts to overflow the container.
Fulfill is a verb, not a noun. It means to fill up; to make full or complete. And it also means, to accomplish or carry into effect, as an intention, promise, or prophecy, a desire, prayer, or requirement.
Be careful though, don’t overdo it to the point of being “stuffed”, as that crosses over from being cheerful to uncomfortable.
Regardless if its a adjective that’s thoroughly possessing the quality expressed of a noun, or a verb like fulfill – It is amazingly appropriate at this time of the year.
There was no room in the Inn as it was full, but Mary and Joseph were still faithful. The inn keeper was resourceful. The wise men were hopeful. The baby was beautiful. The heavens and earth were joyful.
My wish to you in this season of Hope & Joy, is that it’s filled with Wonder.