Almost a month and a half ago, I had the most amazing opportunity to receive my patriarchal blessing from my grandpa. It was a very special experience, and I could tell that the Lord was speaking to me. I felt His love and His Spirit strongly.
I encourage you to ready yourself to receive your blessing, if you haven't already. When you receive it is between you and the Lord. Don't feel pressure to get it just because everybody else is. But no matter when you decide to receive it, I promise that it is one of the best things that will ever happen to you.
You can find out more about these special blessings at lds.org, and complete an experience about them in Individual Worth!