The holidays have come and gone. Twinkling lights are disappearing and the Christmas cookies are giving way to New Year’s resolutions made up of leafy greens.The New Year is all about a clean start. A time to focus on how we can better ourselves in the coming year.
But what if this year we focused a little more on others? On how we can use the gifts and the talents, and the resources that God has gifted us with and turn around and bless those around us. To bless family and strangers, friends and enemies, internet connections and neighbors right next door. What if we blessed others in big and small ways and then counted all the ways we have been blessed? What if we created a culture of blessings and thought more about others than ourselves? What if we treated others the way we wanted to be treated?
My word for the new year is BLESS. If I consciously work each day to bless those around, I am working to build up God’s kingdom. If I consciously give thanks for the blessings that He has given me, I am learning more about my Savior and working to build a relationship with Him.
Will you join me? Will you work to bless those around you and count the blessings you’ve been given. I recently posted some of these thoughts on an instagram post @ohtinygifts and invited others to get in on blessings others. To encourage one another and spur each other on, anytime you post how you’ve been blessed or how you’ve blessed others, let’s use the hashtag #getonblessing. Let’s do it not to say, “Look at how great I am!”, but to inspire one another! So let’s be intentional. Let’s be a light. Let’s get on blessing!
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