My sweet mother-in-law sent me this lace maternity shirt as a gift for Easter and it totally made my week. I absolutely love it! (I may or may not have worn it three days in a row). I feel so trendy in it! 🙂
Then on Monday, when I went out to grab lunch, a totally random stranger tapped me on the shoulder and said, “You look beautiful today!” That little compliment totally caught me off guard and turned my day completely around.
And it’s the little things like the gift from my MIL and the compliment from a stranger that was a quiet, yet much needed reminder, of the blessings in life.
If we choose to pay attention and open our eyes, we can receive countless gifts on a daily basis. The gift of a smile from a stranger, the gift of a gorgeous day, the gift of having all the punches on your frequent bagel card punched so that means you get a free bagel (No? Just me with the bagel card?).
There are so many things that can totally turn our days around if we choose to let them.
But, it also got me to thinking, “How often do I give gifts or bless others?” How often do I compliment a stranger? Or send someone something because I’m thinking of them? Or shoot an email to an old friend just saying hi?
Sure, I try to do those things as much as I can, but if I’m being honest, I could do more.
So, I’ve challenged myself this week (and moving forward) to do more. To bless others. As much as I can. In even the smallest of ways, I know that it might just make a difference.
What about you? In what ways do YOU bless others or in what ways are YOU blessed by others?