I ran across this today:
“Blesson – It’s when you’re able to view painful lessons as blessings. In other words…a blesson is what happens when you see the blessing in the lesson that your challenge taught you.” – Karen Salmanshohn
I think it should be taken one step further. Once you learn your “blesson,” you should turn to others and begin to "bless-on." Bless others with what you have learned, to help encourage and strengthen them.
This past weekend, I shared my testimony twice. It is more of a life’s journey than testimony and deals with the abandonment issues I felt by growing up without a father. Both times, after I shared, individuals came to me and told me how my opening up and sharing my life’s journey helped them. Bless-on! One young man, who has been incarcerated for only a month or two gave me a very tight hug and kind of laid his head on my shoulder for a moment. I don’t know what he was feeling or communicating at that moment, but my guess is that he needed a father to hold him…so I did.