Blessings

Definitions: (1) held in reverence; (2) bringing comfort, joy, pleasure, or contentment; (3) enjoying great happiness; blissful

Synonyms: cheerful, endowed, enriched, felicitated, gladdened, thankful

Balancing Qualities: Humble, Responsible

Note: If you are blessed with the opportunity to serve because of your talents or the situation, seize the moment and choose to take up the responsibility. As you look back on it, or forward to it, you may be humbled by the fact you were chosen to do what was needed to be done.

Quotes: You are blessed as long as you view what happens as a blessing. — Jerry Downs (1949 -) and Joe Burull (1947-2021) American Photographers

Beatitude dips from on high down on us and we see. It is not in us so much as we are in it. If the air comes into our lungs, we breathe and live; if not, we die. If the light comes into our eyes, we see; else not. And if truth come to our mind we suddenly expand to its dimensions, as we grew to worlds. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American Philosopher

Affirmation: I am blessed on every level with happiness, success, and true achievement. I will accept what abundance comes my way with gracious thankfulness.

Mythological Figure: In Greek mythology, Pandora is the first woman (Mother Eve). Although some say Pandora’s box contained all manner of ill, were not these “ills” also offering the blessings of acquiring the values needed to overcome the vicissitudes of living with grace? Traditionally the quality at the bottom was hope.