I noticed this cottonwood tree at Zion National Park earlier this summer. When I looked closer, there was no soil under the tree itself! It had been washed away by seasonal floods, but the tree’s stout roots grew deep into the ground to support it.
Our strengths are what we can most naturally live and love well out of. We each have different talents that help us live well. There are many ways we can love the people in our lives well. When we know our natural style for living and loving, we can be intentional and more effective in our own unique way.
Each of these pictures represents one of the Top 5 Strengths Themes that I live and love out of. My themes are Responsibility, Empathy, Discipline, Connectedness, and Positivity. Can you guess which picture goes with which theme? (See answers at the end of this post!)
God has shaped each of us uniquely with talents – things that we tend to do well. Our talents are patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior that come naturally to us. We each have a variety of talents that we can use in different ways. And this causes each of us to see and respond to life differently.
For example, here’s a picture of the edge of our neighborhood where I often take walks. Now, imagine yourself in this picture taking a walk. Let me ask you a question …