Before you think that I'm a complete ass, this is what I'm talking about: because it's bullsh*t stuff like "After being without a phone all weekend, I'm back online. #blessed" or "Spaghetti and bread for dinner. #blessed"
"Blessed" is something that shouldn't be used for trivial things. I tried to think of instances where I actually use that word and there is only one example I could think of. "We weren't blessed with kids" is usually my go-to response when people ask if I/we have kids. It has just become one of the more gentle ways to answer a sometimes uncomfortable question.
I'm blessed with family and friends. I'm blessed with reasonably good health. I understand this use of the word, even though it's not something I usually state. Both of those things are actually in my control so I don't consider it being blessed.
I really don't understand the use of the word when it comes to what you had for dinner, that your favorite movie came on cable, or that you found a sweater on clearance.
Being the research nerd that I am, I looked it up:
1. consecrated; sacred; holy; sanctified: the Blessed Sacrament.
2. worthy of adoration, reverence, or worship: the Blessed Trinity.
3. divinely or supremely favored; fortunate: to be blessed with a strong, healthy body; blessed with an ability to find friends.
4. blissfully happy or contented.
5. Roman Catholic Church , beatified.
Doggone it, Number Four, you're not helping. Still, I remain steadfast in my rant.
It just feels like if we are going to be "#blessed" by something, it should be something significant: children or the recovery of good health after a bad diagnosis. Something big and out of our control; not that there wasn't traffic on the way home or that the Bachelorette was proposed to. Like the Seahawks winning the Super Bowl. #blessed.