Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing … means transforming into magnificent potential. Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed.
― Dalai Lama XIV
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Own your Strengths and be grateful for them
Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.