I once worked with an older woman who had seven horses. My allergies invariably kicked up while working with her, but it was fun for a 15 year old, so I continued working even though I had allergies.
One thing nagged at me though. When the allergies started, I would sneeze. Now, I’m a multiple sneezer…so I wouldn’t just sneeze once, but several times. I cannot remember a time when the lady I worked for said “Bless you.” Eventually, I began to joke. I would say “Bless me!” after I sneezed.
Invariably this produced a somewhat agitated response of, “You’re already blessed!” from her.
The Truth of that statement still catches me off guard today.
“You’re already blessed!”
Indeed I am.