One day last week Breanne and I were talking and a name came up of a lady who had taught Breanne a lot about horses. This happens to be a lady whom she doesn’t talk to as often as she once did, however there was a time, a season, when this lady was a big part of Breanne’s life.

Breanne said to me ‘if I never saw her again, she taught me so much, I gained so much from her, even for the short time she was in my life.’ She went on to say ‘all people come into your life for a reason and for a season.’

The Bible says there is a time and a season for everything…this is true for people in your life as well.

There have been people who have come into my life for a short season who have greatly impacted my life.

There have been ministers I have heard preach ONE time who have said things, even one short sentence, that has changed the way I see things, which in turn changed my life.

God has brought some people into my life for short seasons and then there are others who God brings across my path that become friends and remain for many seasons.

Regardless of which it is, I gain something from these wonderful people crossing my path in life.

Even as I write, the faces of people who have been a blessing in my life flashes before my eyes…I am so thankful. This year, one of my goals is to let these people know how they have impacted my life and how very grateful I am for them.

Just the other day I was walking through my kitchen, I glanced over and saw a set of hand decorated bottles that were given to me by one of our readers who happens to be the daughter of a fellow minister.

As I looked over, I thought of how this gift blessed me and continues to bless me. Therefore I sat down and wrote her an email to let her know how this gift blessed me.

Another reader comes to mind who sent me a small gift for my birthday one year. I say small…but it is really huge. She sent me a small box filled with 365 scriptures and sayings…one for each day of the year. That was several years ago but I still pull scriptures out of that box.

You may can tell, I love handmade things, they are quite special to me. They speak to me.

Oh, and I have this sewing machine. It is an antique singer featherweight. Oh how I love this treasure. I had sewn on one at my aunts house one night and fell in love with it. I asked God for one…. But these little babies were hard to find. But my God had kept one in the storage of a wonderful friend of mine who passed it on to me.

Every time I look at this little machine I smile at the faithfulness of my God.

Now, why have I said all this? To say, watch for the people that God sends into your life and make sure they know the impact they have made on your life and how much you appreciate them…never take them for granted.

I could not possibly name the people who have been a blessing in my life. I pray I have been a blessing to many myself. And this year, I have purposed in my heart to be a blessing to many more.

I have been buying gifts to send out to people who have been a blessing to me, through words or emails or any other way – I just want to bless others and show them that their actions or words have not gone unnoticed.

It doesn’t take much to let someone know they are appreciated. A simple text. A short email. A quick phone call. A card in the mail. It’s simple really yet it means so very much.

This year, make sure you let the people who are a blessing to you just how much they mean to you. Take the time to shower them with love and kindness. Set your heart and mind to be a blessing to someone each and every day. Remember those who have impacted your life in a positive way and let them know.

We are blessed to be a blessing…therefore, let’s be a blessing! After all, God sent them across your path for a reason and for a season.