Learner's definition of BLESSING
1 a : approval that allows or helps you to do something
b : help and approval from God
He gave his blessing to the plan. [=he approved the plan]
Presumably he was acting with the government's blessing.
They got married without their parents' blessing.
2 [count] : something that helps you or brings happiness
◊ Something that is a blessing in disguise seems to be a bad thing at first but actually is a good thing.
— usually singular
If something is a blessing and a curse or a mixed blessing there are both good and bad things about it.
My daughter is a blessing to me in my old age.
E-mail can be a blessing if you travel a lot in business.
It's a blessing that you came when you did.
3 [count] : a short prayer 4 [noncount] : the act of asking God to care for and protect someone or something
count your blessings
: to make a special effort to appreciate the good things in your life