We "live and breathe and have our being" by sharing in God's life. Ultimately life is the primal energy that fuels the universe. That aliveness flows into us as blessing and wants to flow out from us as blessing to others. We can bless others with a good word or a smile, a kind of action that goes completely unobserved, or simply a good wish in silence. What joy to become aware of blessing, of that special aliveness flowing into us and through us.

David Steindl-Rast in Music of Silence by David Steindl-Rast, Sharon Lebell