A friend/colleague's husband sent her flowers on HIS birthday. And I thought how sweet of him. No doubt, this was to thank my friend for being such a wonderful wife/mom/girlfriend or - for even being in his life. Most people are used to getting things on their birthdays or occasions special to them - it hardly occurs to most of us to give ('cept when we have something to gain ourselves).
Contrary to our natural instincts, i read somewhere that it's more blessed to give than to receive and i totally believe it. You should've have seen the smile on my pal's face when the flowers were delivered to our office - it stayed on her face the whole day. I'm sure her husband also felt blessed when he saw her smile that day. Just shows that when we bless others we're really blessing ourselves.
So go ahead... bless someone (who probably has no reason to expect it) today, it need not be with something expensive, it may not even cost a penny. It's really the thought that you're thinking of the other person that counts.
Am I going bless anyone special? Duh? I already have - to all those who've taken the time out over the last week (and this week) to encourage me in this new found pursuit - this is my blessing to you. Hope you like these flowers ;) (however, this shouldn't stop you from tearing it apart in your comments if you don't)