I read a little while ago that men should be about the work of blessing other men. Sometimes this comes as a formal blessing such as a coming of age ceremony but more often than not it is an encouragement.
I received two blessings this Sunday. The first was from a friend who told another man in my presence how proud he was of me for a recent accomplishment. I felt blessed.
Shortly after another man told me he appreciate some writing I had done.
These comments weren't praise; they were blessings. They were blessing because I know that I am loved by each man and he was pointing out the goodness of what God is doing in my life and helping me to see it and rejoice in my blessedness as His child.
Thanks guys, I left feeling blessed and loved.