Blessings to YOU!

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  • istock_000004528157xsmallRecently, my friend Marci Shimoff shared a story with me that really touched my heart. Her friend CJ was very ill with lupus, but rather than complain about the situation, she was inspired to become a messenger of blessing. Everywhere she went she silently shared this blessing on behalf of others in her life.

    “May you be safe, may you be happy, may you be healthy, may you live with ease.”

    From strangers on the street, to friends and family, CJ spent a year blessing other people. When waiting in line at the grocery store, she would say her mantra over and over again silently in her mind for the person in front of her, the one behind her in line and for the cashier. She was constantly focused on love and blessing.

    She did nothing differently in her treatment for her disease. Yet, from that place of loving-kindness for others, she herself was healed. Within a year, her body had no trace of the disease. The doctors called it a medical miracle. I call it a side effect of being a messenger of love. How can you share love with everyone and not spill a little bit on yourself?

    This works not only on our health, but in our relationships, finances, creative endeavors and all other parts of our lives too!

    Scientists continue to reinforce and prove the tangible effects of the power of our words. We are energy and the love and kindness that we share is also energy.

    Imagine a world where everyone sends blessings to one another instead of curses. When someone pulls out in front of us, I want our first instinctive action to be one of blessing. Instead of saying “You X&$#@xx!” to the person, what if we immediately beamed, “May you be safe, may you be happy, may you be healthy, may you live with ease.”

    I believe if we really knew the power of our words and our thoughts, we would be much more careful with them. We would retrain ourselves to act from a place of kindness as our default position rather than just reacting.

    Please join me in an experiment in love. Just for today, see how many times you can send blessings to friends and strangers. You’ve nothing to lose, and a lot to gain. Start by blessing yourself. “May I be safe, may I be happy, may I be healthy, may I live with ease.”

    istock_000003334831xsmallThen become a blessing machine and bless everyone you pass on the street. Even if you never leave your house, consciously send this to at least 50 people. Send this especially to people that you are in conflict with, or people that you don’t care for. Bless everyone!

    Just bring them into your thoughts, bless them and keep passing along the love that you are. Write this down and put it in front of you so that you’ll have a constant reminder until it becomes a new habit. I know it will have an amazing effect on your life. What have you got to lose in trying this? More importantly, what have you got to gain??

    Please post your comments below and share your experiences with us. We all need a little more love, and an easier path to walk some days. Let’s consciously be there for one another and do this together.

    To you, my friend on the beautiful Sunday morning,

    “May you be safe, may you be happy, may you be healthy, may you live with ease.”

    Love and blessings to you, from my heart to yours.



    Gail Lynne Goodwin

    Gail Lynne Goodwin is the founder of, bringing the best inspiration to the world. provides free inspiration, each day from a new Inspirational Luminary, to a global community of folks from over 150 countries. Gail has interviewed many well-known names including Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Tony Hseih, Gary Vaynerchuk, Michael Gerber, Marci Shimoff, Jack Canfield and hundreds more. According to Mashable, Gail was one of 2009's Top 25 Most Inspirational People on Twitter. Prior to, Gail spent several years as manager for her recording artist daughter, Carly. As a result of the success of their co-penned song, "Baby Come Back Home", Gail accompanied her daughter to bases in the US and to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where Carly performed for our troops. Gail and Carly created the 'World's Longest Letter' of love and support and delivered the 18-mile long scroll on a month-long tour of Iraq and the Persian Gulf in 2006. Gail is excited to present her latest course, Love in 21 Days, a step-by-step guide to finding love online. Love in 21 Days is founded on a logical process that has been tested - and proven! - by not only Gail, but also by students around the world who too have found love. Gail is a published author and a regular writer for the Huffington Post. She offers mentoring and mastermind services to clients worldwide from her home in Whitefish, Montana. Follow Gail on Twitter or Google+.

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    1. Lubabat Scotland
      Lubabat Scotland says:


      Thank you. I have been practicing blessing for a couple of years now, and it has been life transforming for me. I am now going to adopt the mantra that you posted because it’s so clear and simple. I just love it.

      Also, I don’t know if you know this but there is a beautiful book dedicated to this subject called The Gentle Art of Blessing by Pierre Pradervand. It’s a great read. Just thought I’d share. 🙂

    2. Gail
      Gail says:

      Dear Susan, Phoenix and Lubabat,

      Thank you for your kind comments. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. My head is still spinning with the possibilities of “What if” everyone did this… can you imagine our world? Wow!

      I’m thinking of sharing this blessing, or one like it to each person when we deliver the 100,000 hugs on our Global Hug Tour. Do you know about this tour? If not-

      Thanks again for your kind comments.

      Blessings and hugs,


    3. Connie Arnold
      Connie Arnold says:

      “May you be safe, may you be happy, may you be healthy, may you live with ease.” Sending blessings to you, Gail! I did an RT of your twitter post. This is a real blessing to me, and very encouraging. I have lupus and try to share blessings through my poetry.

    4. Gail
      Gail says:

      Dear Connie,

      Thank you for sharing the blessing back to me. May this work on you as it did with CJ. May you be safe, may you be happy, may you be healthy and may you live with ease.



    5. Alicia
      Alicia says:


      Thank you so much for this amazing message. I believe fully in the power of our thoughts and words and I can’t think of a better way to use them, than blessing others.

    6. Sunny Jamiel
      Sunny Jamiel says:

      Hi Gail,

      it’s my first time here on your blog. Good to discover you.

      Coming from a place of love and specially unconditional love always helps and it can bring about what we call miracles. Powerful post and thank you for sharing the story with us.

    7. Spencer
      Spencer says:

      Gail, thank you for this inspiring message about sending out love.

      Yes, our world could use a whole lot more. What I have found is sharing is like a boomarang, what you send out come back. You blog and website has inspired me, thank you.

    8. Shannon
      Shannon says:

      HI Gail-
      I am i Marci’s Enlightened bestsellers program and saw you are friends with her. Just getting ready to get on a call with her right now. Love to you and anyone who knows her… she ( and you) are a blessing!


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