Blessing as a custom derives from antiquity. We were taught that as God created all living things he blessed them bidding them increase and multiply and fill the earth. Matriarchal societies had blessing ceremonies honoring our natural resources. Patriarchal elders of tribes blessed their young. Medicine men and women blessed their warriors and hunters. Later blessing became a sacramental ritual conducted by a qualified minister backed up by the authority of The Church, and the people were left with ‘grace’ before meals and blessing a sneeze.
As thrivers we know and appreciate the sacred aspects of our everyday lives. We already feel blessed and we hope the example of our well-lived lives blesses others who know us.
I propose we sanctify ourselves and each other in a very simple way. Post how you have been blessed and how you have blessed someone or something. (It’s not bragging. It’s honoring.) It can be big or small. Or post a special blessing to the world, to someone without specifying who (You will know and the intention is what counts.), to invoke a particular wish, virtue, or gift, and/or to remind us of the sacred in everything.