We all have moments where we're overcome by how blessed we are—relationships, opportunities, the beauty around us—and want to take a moment to express it. Whether you log on to social media to declare your blessed status, share it with a friend, or pause for a few moments of quiet reflection, I hope you will thank God for his unspeakable gifts.
Sometimes, we're simply too distracted to count our blessings during the school year. Obligations like family, school, and work can cloud our vision of the blessings around us. As we come to the close of another school year,take a moment to reflect and find something to be thankful for. It can be your child's performance in their school work, or maybe their fine arts involvement, athletic moments, or interactions with friends and teachers. Perhaps it is the unique positive impact a teacher had on your child. Maybe it was a precise moment where the biblical integration positively impacted your child's relationship with Christ.
On the flip side, you may feel less than blessed and need a few words of strength to pick you up during hard times. Regardless of whether you're feeling blessed, remember what a blessing it is to be a blessing. Sometimes a random act of kindness toward a friend (or even a stranger!) is the easiest way to pick yourself up out of a slump. Through the small act of a home-cooked meal or a hand-written letter, remember that you have the power to turn someone's average day into a blessed day.
So let's finish out this year being a blessing to someone else and reflecting on the many blessings of this school year. God bless you, and I hope you have a fantastic summer!