“Lord, let me be a blessing today. Please show me someone who I can bless.”
It doesn’t matter what your religious beliefs are. Actually, most religions encourage giving and kindness to others.
In giving to others, we ultimately give to ourselves by removing self-centered thoughts and replacing them with other-centered thoughts, which can turn your life around.
When we’re young we’re the most self-centered because we have all these hopes, dreams, aspirations and ambitions which are not harmful in and of themselves. But as a young person, if you can spare some of your time in the service of others who may need a little or a lot, all that you do achieve in life will be that much more satisfying and appreciated.
I mention young people, but obviously many older folks haven’t grasped this idea! We all learn at different times in life.
You can bless someone starting by looking around your home and seeing what you don’t need anymore. Give these things away or donate to a shelter or Goodwill or Salvation Army.
Look around your neighborhood. Is there someone who’s grass hasn’t been mowed recently? Go mow it if you can. Are there seniors living on their own in your neighborhood? Go ask them if there is something you could do for them.
Finally, young parents – teach your children to give (or do good) at an early age and they will be happier more well-rounded children.
Whoever you are: Go do good. Go bless someone who is least expecting it.