Blessings have strong ties to religion. You hear of people receiving blessings from their deity or count their blessings as the good things in their lives; many also understand blessings as a prayer spoken to you or about you in order for you to receive these “blessings” or simply to be blessed with good health, success or other endeavors in your life.
What you may consider a blessing can be somewhat circumstantial. A rich man may see a meal as an everyday occurrence, while a homeless man counts a meal as a blessing. Blessings in life are countless. Life itself is a blessing along with good health, our five senses, our families and loved ones. The love shared between living beings can also be a blessing to us, like the love between a man and his pet.
In a more formal sense, some religions have a set of things that are classified as blessings like the sacraments of baptism, marriage, and communion in the Christian faith. Additionally, Christians receive the blessing from God-like grace and eternal life, as promised in the Bible. In a similar sense, blessings may also be seen as a way that your deity is in control, and is providing all the good things necessary for your spiritual path on Earth.
Best Quotes on Blessings
“I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.”
“Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.”
“It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.”
― ZoraNeale Hurston
“We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.”
― Vladimir Putin
“The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!”
― Henry Ward Beecher
“In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.”
― Peter McWilliams
“When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.”
― C.S. Lewis
“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.”
― Thomas Paine
“It is only with true love and compassion that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world. It is these two blessed things that can begin to heal all broken hearts.”
― Steve Maraboli
You can compare blessings to the Dandelion flower. They are the first to bloom in spring after the cold of winter and grow in the most difficult of places, where there is little water or poor soil.
They are resilient little flowers and just like blessings they give a wide array of positivity, like beauty, food, and medicine, to name a few. On our path to self-awakening, blessings will aid our journey, giving us the positivity to work through the challenges we may experience throughout life.
Regardless of what you classify a blessing to be or what your chosen religion teaches, blessings are an integral part of our spiritual life and journeys to the end goal of self-awakening.