Friday, April 5, 2013

9 Ways to Be a Blessing to Others
















Before I started this blog I wrote the blog Blessings from Above, a place where I focused on the small positive things in life that God blesses us with. 

This was originally published on Blessings from Above and I wanted to share it with you since it got a lot of attention when it was originally posted. It's a nice reminder for me. Hopefully it will be helpful for you  as well.

9 Ways to Be a Blessing 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!

Wishing you "Blessings from Above,"

Check out this article from iMom for additional ways to bless others: 25 Ways to Be a Blessing to Others.


  1. Awesome post, Denise! And, I love the site design. Thanks for sharing your post at Motivation Monday!

  2. I can't tell you how many ways I love this post. I try to be kind and help others every day. Mostly it happens when I try to help the readers of my blog from the disability community, but when I meet someone, whether I know them or not in my daily life, I try to do or say something kind.

    Lovely, lovely post from a fellow New Jerseyan!