I found this post in my archives and thought I'd finally share it with you. It is something I wrote after a sermon I heard. It obviously made an impression on me. Since we have Thanksgiving coming up, I thought I might focus on things I am thankful for in my next couple of posts. Original right? Then I found this and thought maybe it would be a good way to get into the right frame of mind to be thankful. I am thankful for all those who have blessed me in my life.
Have you blessed someone today or have you cursed someone today?
A blessing can be as simple as seeing someone and noticing them. By sincerely paying attention to someone we bless them. Take time to talk to someone... or even better to listen to someone, it is a blessing. You can be a blessing. Blessings can be simple... notice someone, give them your time and your attention. Make someone else feel loved and important. When a parent takes the time to sit down with a child and read a book for the zillionth time instead of doing something else, it is a blessing. When you are busy doing "important" things and you stop and take the time to really listen to someone without distraction, it is a blessing. Blessings feed others.
Curses are not necessarily using those words....you know the ones....they look like this sometimes *#@!*. When a person pulls out in front of you and you yell at them, curses.... When we judge others without knowing them or what is in their heart, curses. When someone asks you to do something and you ignore them, curses. When you tell someone to shut up when you are watching the TV, instead of listening to them, might be a curse. When you think of yourself and your needs above all else .... curses. Gossip....curse. Selfish behavior to the detriment of others....curses. Curses eat away at our soul and at the souls of others, little by little.
Next time you have a chance to be a blessing or a curse, be a blessing. Make someone's day, and you will be blessed....and they will be thankful.