I don't know if the word is meaningful to me as an aetheist-Catholic*, or it's more scathing use in Lu Xun's 'Benediction', which left me a lasting impression. However little I believe in god+, there are moments where you are blessed. Since we have so much to complain about, I'll share one of mine. One of them that keeps me from jumping in front of a train (the main one, my wife and child). Be forewarned of sappiness. You look at the world differently with a kid.
For once, I did not feel like a Gaijin with a cute half, getting attention. I felt their happiness at their late, unexpected, chance for a baby.
*Because like Judaism, you never really leave.
+Not at all.