i have received many answers to this...
but even in my gratitude, i have felt empty, like i have nothing to give in return for all the wonders that have been placed at my feet.
then i realized, it's true that i am empty...but only in the sense of a beautiful vessel waiting to hold fine perfume or rare, precious oil.
my heart is cleansed and ready to receive--the best kind of emptiness.
i am still myself. still whole. there is plenty to offer.
i have just learned to give wisely.