In today’s society the words ’ bless you’ can be used for so many things; as simple as after someone sneezes to the profoundness of prayer. To bless someone is to give a natural gift of grace and love. You are passing on all your good wishes and love to another person. This simple act can return the favour tenfold without you even realising it. Think how easy it is to say ’ I bless you’ how does it make you feel? As you say those words the receiver will find it impossible not to smile and this is a gift of words that has no boundaries.
Several years ago when I was working in the city of London my life had taken a wonderful upturn. I was in a great place mentally, had a fantastic relationship with my partner, a beautiful daughter and lovely home. My world was complete. On my commute to work in the morning I would look around at the other commuters with their heads in books, some slumped asleep; some struggling with a tie or juggling a cup of freshly brewed coffee. I often wondered about their stories. Especially the people who seemed, sad, lonely and stressed. They stood out the most. I felt greedy here I was overflowing with happiness, bliss and untold blessings. I decided if I gave some of my abundant blessings to them and they too would feel as I felt.
I knew I could not approach some sleeping stranger on the train, as they may think I was crazy, I could get arrested and so on. But I wanted to help. I pondered on this for about a week until one morning it dawned on me. They did not need to know I was passing on my feeling of abundance, they did not need to know it was me, no thanks was needed. All I needed was the intention to bless them and I had that need every day. So from that morning on I would sit on the train and in my mind I blessed everyone that got on and off the train. I asked that blessings went through them to all that they came into contact with throughout the day. I cannot explain the feeling of total euphoria I felt, it was beautiful, I felt light as if I was floating along a breeze. At times it was so overwhelming I felt my heart would burst out of my chest. Yet all the while the train trundled along, in and out of tunnels, lights flickering, people coughing, fidgeting and sleeping, they were unaware that they were being bathed in blessings.
All day at work I would imagine that the people I had blessed were having a fabulous day and that whomever was in their presence that very day, that their day too was lifted in some way. I would image that they may at some point wonder how this chain of fabulous events started. Of course I don’t know what actually happened to these people. I just trusted that my intention of giving to others was enough to heal, blow away negativity and rejuvenate them. I was not in it for the glory. The more I did this the more my life became abundant and it did not cost me anything. But it made me smile so hard it would have been difficult for anyone to not be infected with my happiness. I don’t need to know what happened to all those people. I trust it was wonderful. I say to everyone give to another what you would desire for yourself and let the banquet of an abundant life unfold.
© Sharon Elliot 2015