“The greatest blessing in the whole world is being a blessing.”
– Jack Hyles
3 Simple Ways to be a Blessing to Others
As Jack Hyles writes, ‘the greatest blessing in the whole world is being a blessing.’ The reason why this is the greatest type of blessing is because it is so practical. You don’t have to be something extra special. You don’t have to go through all sorts of superhuman sacrifices. Nothing spectacular is needed. No extra special effort worthy of a Hollywood production is needed. Instead, when you adopt three daily, simple practices, you can be a channel of blessing to others. Anyone can do these. If enough people do these, the world would be a better place-and that is the ultimate blessing. You see, great miraculous things that touch the lives of many people don’t have to involve anything extra dramatic or grandiose gestures. All these need, oftentimes, are the small stuff.
How to be a Blessing Tip #1: Always say thank you
It is very hard to find a person who is happy who is also ungrateful. In fact, I would argue that it is impossible. People who are happy know that their blessed state is due to someone else. They are thankful for what they have and what they are. When you make it a habit to say thank you, you exercise the habit of gratitude that helps you become happier because it puts things in perspective. You are acknowledging how others have helped you. When you say thank you, you make others happy because you make them feel appreciated. They feel they matter. They realize their value and their worth.
How to be a Blessing Tip #2: Smile
You might not have the right words to make someone’s hurts go away. You might not have all the money in the world to make the problems around you disappear. It doesn’t matter. All you need to do is share a sincere smile. When you smile, you reflect God’s blessings and love in your life. You let His goodness shine forth. And guess what? Smiles are infectious! People smile back. Smiles give strength to the tired and weary. Sincere infectious smiles let people release some of that innate kindness keep down in their hearts. The more they smile, the more others smile around them. Do your share and start a smiles chain reaction today!
How to be a Blessing Tip #3: Pray for others
It is too easy to think that life is all about you. When you pray for others, you take the focus off yourself and you open the floodgates of your heart to let your compassion and focus flow to others around you. Praying for others enables us to reflect God’s goodness to others. God’s grace is too rich, too unlimited, too powerful to keep all to yourself. Pray for others today and feel better and more alive!
Keep the three simple tips above. They are all rooted in one simple truth: when you share some of the love God has put in your heart through his grace, you make the whole world better. Let your light shine forth!