This afternoon I dropped off items to the students whom I am virtually teaching. It was a bag filled with items they had stored in their school cubby. It happened to be that one of my students birthdays is today, and I joked to myself, “Happy Birthday, here’s something you already own!”
Obviously this wasn’t a birthday present. But then I realized that giving someone something they already own is not worthless.
Shining a light onto somebody’s strengths, reminding them of what they are capable of—that is of great value.
These capacities may be within you, but if you are not aware of them, what good are they?
Becoming aware and cultivating one’s strengths and abilities is truly something for which to strive. And helping others realize theirs is a true gift.