Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Light On My Path Part 12 - Give a Blessing

Susan wanted to find just the right gift to honor some special people in her life. Nothing she looked at seemed to fit either her budget or her heart.

As she thought about it she realized what she wanted to give was a blessing. But what would that look like?

She wanted to acknowledge how each one had influenced her life. She wanted to thank them for the feeling of acceptance she received from them. She wanted to let them know that, because of their care in her life, she was richer today and felt blessed herself. She wanted God to bless their lives too.

She gathered a small symbolic gift for each one. Taking some pretty writing paper she began to craft a tribute from her heart to each one.

Giving a blessing is an ancient practice. The elements of it can still apply today and make a wonderful gift. Reinforce the value of the special individuals in your life by giving a blessing. Ask God for the words to write from a sincere heart.

“The blessing of the Lord be upon you: we bless you in the name of the Lord!” Psalm 129:8

Give a small plant and some words of affirmation to someone who has helped you grow in your life.

Give a candle and a note of thanks to someone who has helped shed light on your pathway.

Give a coupon for a manicure or a massage with a card to someone who has blessed you with their gift of time.

Take a meal or some baking to someone who you want to thank for their understanding and acceptance.

Blessings can be given any time of the year as you take the time to honor those whose lives have touched yours. As you speak appreciation and thanks back to them you are blessing their life. Add a prayer to ask God’s blessing on them in a special way in the coming months.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
We give You thanks for the special people in our lives who touch us with their love and care. Shelter each one in Your care today and may they feel the blessing of Your love and protection. Nourish their hearts as they continue to give from a heart of love. Bless them today.
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.