When I say blessing I mean it in the sense of carrying a simple, positive hope for someone. Over the past few months I’ve been trying to bless strangers and to avoid developing opinions about them based on such limited information.
I might sit there in the restaurant and think "Hey, that waitress probably has a family that really loves her and friends that do to. I hope she’s doing alright in life right now. All the best to you." I don’t know if the simple act of hoping has any great direct influence on those we hope for, but I know it makes us more likely to be patient and understanding towards them and our world.