Traits come to life when shone upon.
It sounds incredibly simple, doesn't it? We all have traits and think we are aware of them. Although often we are our own worst critic and tend to see our traits as bad before good. But just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder so are our traits.
When someone unexpectedly points out the merits of one of your traits, it feels as if a light of goodness has been switched on over your head. Once your train of thought acknowledges the compliment, a whole range of things happens. You sit up straighter, a load seems to have lift off your shoulders and you feel like you can conquer the world.
In this current world where " perfection, haste, and bigger is better " seems to be the order of the day, it is difficult to find your inner compass. That beacon that will guide you through the ups & downs in your life. All it takes is a person who can see the rose among the thorns. The sad fact is that a trait is just like that glass of water...half full or half empty. Good or bad. Help or hindrance. Asset or liability.
Often it is our nearest and dearest who point them out to us. Make today a day where you look for the good in a person and point it out to them. Just say one nice and encouraging point about one of their traits and ...
...watch the joy come over them, see their eyes start to sparkle, see them sit up straighter and ready for action and most importantly, see them re-discover their inner self or their authentic self.