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Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Full.

I usually don’t see the word prompt until Friday morning. But this time was different as I read it on tonight.

Thanksgiving night. The house is now empty, the food all packed away in the fridge to be enjoyed over the coming days.

My belly is full of my favorite foods – stuffing, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and a tiny bit of turkey. Oh, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream.

But my heart is more full than my belly.

It was a technology free day. All cell phones were either left at home or surrendered until going home.

No distractions. No texting or receiving of messages.

We were going to be fully present. Fully engaged. Conversing, laughing, and making memories.

Conversation starters were on each plate. They were easy for any age to respond and each question had to be responded by everyone around the table.

Eleven questions which were answered by all from the youngest to the oldest, in no particular order. We shared memories, favorite surprises, inspiring people, favorite Sesame Street characters, how to eat an ice cream cone, favorite seasons, and favorite foods. We laughed over the strangest foods ever eaten.

Questions and conversation continued long after we were all done eating.

A fast from technology. A fast which brought us to have full hearts and minds full of memories to be cherished for years to come.

So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.” (Ecclesiastes 3:12-13, NLT)