December 13 – blessing

December 13, 2019 =========

☆  blessing 祝福


A blessing is something good that you are grateful for. For example, “The recent rains are a blessing for the farmers.” Or, “Her new baby has been a real blessing.”

There are a couple of idioms that use today’s word, too. Firstly, “Count your blessings.” This means that you think the person should be grateful for what they have and think about how lucky they are, instead of complaining.

Secondly, if something is “a blessing in disguise” you mean that something caused problems and difficulties at first, but later you realized it was the best thing that could have happened.

And thirdly, if a situation is a “mixed blessing” you mean that it has disadvantages as well as advantages.

Have you heard of any of these idioms?