Who exactly are you “so blessed” by?

It seems to be the in thing these days to pronounce that you are “so blessed” every time you have a great day, hang out with lovely friends, realise that your spouse/child/cat is really quite wonderful, etc. etc.

I see this all. the. time in my social media feeds. The funny thing is that other than my very charismastic Christian contacts, most people counting their blessings are not religious at all – some even verging on atheism.

So I wonder, who exactly do they think is blessing them? ‘The Universe’? Or is it just a cliche that everyone’s using?

To me, as ‘blessing’ is very much associated with religion – you’re typically blessed by God, Jesus, Mohammed, clerics, or any multitude of gods, depending on your religious leanings. I am genuinely curious about this… would love to hear from anyone who this applies to.

If you are not religious, do you say this and if so, who do you think is blessing you?

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4 thoughts on “Who exactly are you “so blessed” by?

  1. I’m not very religious. Spiritual maybe. But not religious. But I do use ‘blessed’…maybe it’s the universe or some being out there that’s doing it??? Not sure.

  2. I HATE it when people use “blessed”. I think it’s a highly entitled and privileged sounding word. It assumes that for some reason, a person has been gifted above others. I feel like it adds insult to injury for those who face adversity…why haven’t THEY been blessed? =P

  3. I do use the term blessed and I do feel like it could be god, the universe or just something that is looking over me. for me it is a state of being and I can still feel blessed even if things aren’t going well. it just helps me reframe things and the way I feel about life. it’s a comfort and perhaps it makes we feel like I felt when I was younger and had my parents to protect me? i’m not sure… really great question!

  4. Hi there…
    The translation of Blessed in spanish (my first language) is Bendecida (Bien decido)(bien dicho) the best way I can describe it is with an example… when someone talks good things about you or wish you well. So when someone that believes in God say I am blessed it is because we know that God (the one that made everything and loves all of us very much) has great gifts for us and we just have to see them to start getting more. On the bible and I am sure that the other books that I am not familiar with, God has “promises” that consist on him saying over and over again all the wonderfull gifts that he has for us and we juat have to see them, claim them, recognize them and they will keep coming… I was not very religios but always knew God was the super powerful guy in heaven, never felt him close by… however after I separated from my husband God was there as my dad would have. It was kind of weird but somehow I kept looking for more answers and wanted to understand, and the more I looked the more wonderfull things I found. During some very bad times I was the happiest I have ever been and all I said was I am blessed, even when I was sad I felt that it was ok, that everything would be great and…And It sure is. I am now 33, with a beautiful daughter and flying solo (no husband or boyfriend arround) and the blessings that I got from being single are more than I can tell you here…
    So… I just want to say that even if everyone just say Blessing this blessing that… it is the truth. That wonderful dad in heaven has nothing but great things for all of us and every time I feel like something is a gift… I feel confident to say that God had that and more for me and anyone that wants them. I dont read many blogs, or reply to any comments, but I read this one and your question got my attention, I hope you are doing ok (health issue that you mentioned) and I hope you get many gifts from God and most important that you see them and thank Him for them!
    With love (1corint, 13)
    Diana
    Ps. My life is not perfect, I wanted my family to work things out, rasing a baby girl alone was not on my plan but that faith has changed my life and went from and insecure sad wife to a happy independent mom.

    Diana

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