We are blessed to be a blessing to others. Here are some simple ways to challenge yourself to do this:

Intentionally bless three people each week through words, gifts, or actions. Be creative. Here are some ideas:

  • Spend some time with a friend who is having a rough week
  • Help a neighbor with a project or chore
  • Using a hobby or personal interest, find a way to make new relationships with the purpose of blessing others
  • Invite a neighbor or hurting friend to join a personal or family meal
  • Respond willingly to at least one interruption that comes along this week
  • Host a neighborhood block party or cookout


More Ways to Bless Others:

  • Pay for the meal of the car behind you at the fast food drive through
  • Bring a family meal to a sick friend
  • Leave an extra large tip for a waiter or waitress
  • Mow your neighbor’s yard. Or shovel it, depending on the season!
  • Drive an elderly or handicapped person to the grocery store
  • Pick up litter
  • Offer to help a parent load their groceries in their car while they load up their kids
  • Give up that great parking space!
  • Pay for someone’s toll
  • Donate your gently used professional clothes to an organization that helps people get back into the workforce
  • Listen to someone who is going through a tough time
  • Leave enough change in the vending machine for the next person to get a snack
  • Donate art supplies you no longer use to a nearby school
  • Volunteer at a senior center
  • Do a food drive or coat drive in winter and get neighbors involved
  • Have a game night (yard games outside, or board games inside)
  • Host a kids movie night and give the parents some much needed time alone together

What are some of your favorite ways to be a blessing to those around you?