Tuesday, August 19, 2008

9 Ways to Be a Blessing to Others

How To Be a Blessings to Others

Ya know it really isn't all that hard to make a difference in the life of someone else. And it doesn't have to be a huge undertaking like giving another person a million dollars or pay off their mortgage (although that would be appreciated!)

Sometimes it's the little things that really help perk up a person's day. What seems trivial to you may really help out a person in need. Here are somethings that you can do now to be a blessing to others:

Send a note of appreciation thanking the other person for help they gave you. Or send an email or ecard if you aren't into hard copy letters any more. Just a few seconds will let that person know you care and truly appreciated what they did for you.

Organize a basket of cheer among family and friends if a loved one is sick or feeling blue. Get a nice basket that can be used later and include all kinds of comforting and pampering items such as a fuzzy bathrobe, plush blanket, soft slippers, magazines, their favorite snacks, candles, relaxing music, and whatever else you can think of.

Send flowers to someone who is grieving. Their cheerful and brighten up a room.

Pick up groceries or other needed item while you are out getting things for yourself. If you are already at the store, why not pick up a few things your mom needs?

Visit a loved one in the hospital or nursing home. Bring their favorite snack and a good book to read. It can be really lonely sitting there by yourself and company is always welcome.

Open the door for someone particularly if they have their hands full. This not only helps the person, but can make them feel almost like royalty since you are "waiting on them," if only for a second.

Provide your unique skills to help a family member with something they can't do for themselves. Maybe you have the ability to build or fix things - help fix an appliance. Or perhaps you can sew. Get out the sewing machine and fix that hem on your friends dress. They'll appreciate it and it will help them save money.

Support a loved ones cause. Donate money if they are participating in a Walk-A-Thon, visit their blog if they are intent on making one successful, help them learn a much needed skill for a business they want to launch - you get the idea.

Pray for another. You can be silent or pray out loud with that person. Either way, asking for God's help is one of the best things you can do.

I challenge you today, to do a least one thing that will be a blessing to someone else. Feel free to use this list or think of your own things!

To see how to be a blessing at work, visit: Bless Others at the Office

Wishing you "Blessings from Above,"


Anonymous said...

Beautiful Denise. I always feel blessed when I find out from someone that something so small which I had done for them really made their day and I didn't even realize it! That is the best part. It is such as awesome experience and feeling. Blessings!

Gigi said...

Our Lord said, "Whatsoever you do..." We can't help but be blessed when we bless others - it just FEELS good!!

lance said...

That sounds wonderful to do. Thanks for your words.

Anonymous said...

it really feels good when you share your blessing to others, hence, are God's instrument...

Olive Jopia-Abarquez said...

beautiful thoughts.

Mugisha Danielle said...

It is so wonderful what God does in our lives, the closer we get to him,the more we care for others..

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