"Blessing" has multiple meanings in Mormon thought and theology. In one sense, it's sort of generic, just anything good that has God as its source. In another sense, it's a specific gift--or message, even--from Heavenly Father, a specific evidence of his power and love in our lives.
It's nearly spring, so it is almost that time of year when we have a unit on the priesthood. I always like that the timing coincides with the time of year to mark the priesthood restoration, the first vision, General Conference, the YW broadcast and Easter - those are all happy occasions that make me think of growing, blossoming, and the end of winter & darkness (physical and spiritual). Notice that the word "Blessing" is in the title of 4 of the next 5 lessons (!!), so we'll be talking about that idea a LOT. I will be bringing out the "spiritual journals" that I created with them back in January and giving opportunity for reflection on their own blessings in a lot of those upcoming lessons. At our New Beginnings this week, there was an emphasis on linking Sunday lessons to Personal Progress, so I bet there are some value experiences that can connect to that.
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