We love to bless things in the South. My favorite moment is when the proper Southern baby girl sneezes, and I get to say "Bless your little heart." She smiles the best smile. People talk quite a bit about the voice inflection a person uses with "Bless your heart." They are correct. You can just as easily infer that a person is a complete idiot, or you can show great sympathy all with the same phrase. Some of the northern persuasion feel that "Bless your heart" is some sort of backhanded compliment. Although it can be, there is great love wrapped up in the phrase for the most part. We do a lot of heart blessing, but I think we need to remember that blessings work in other ways. More importantly, you should operate with caution if someone blesses you out. In our polite way, we have communicate that you have been called everything but a hound dog. "She just blessed her out." This particular blessing did not take place at your local church house...hopefully. Go out and bless a heart today and avoid the folks looking to bless you out.