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Mar 26

Keep Your Love Alive – Buried Treasure

Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

If you want to find the buried treasure you have to look for it.

One of the keys to finding buried treasure is to look beyond the obvious.

That applies to people too.

If you want to express your love and help your loved ones to experience personal growth look for the buried treasure.  Try to find the positives in what may often feel like negatives. 1

Negative: Nosy
Positive: He/She likes to be very alert, friendly or social.

Negative: Touchy
Positive: He/She likes to be very sensitive.

Negative: Manipulating
Positive: He/She likes to be a very resourceful person with many creative ideas.

Negative: Stingy
Positive: He/She likes to be very thrifty.

Negative: Talkative
Positive: He/She likes to be very expressive and dramatic.

Negative: Flighty or spacey
Positive: He/She likes to be an enthusiastic person with cheerful vitality.

Negative: Too serious
Positive: He/She likes to be a very sincere and earnest person with strong convictions.

Negative: Too bold.
Positive: He/She may have strong convictions, uncompromising with her/his own standards.

Negative: Rigid
Positive: He/She likes to be a well-disciplined person with strong convictions.

Negative: Overbearing
Positive: He/She likes to be a very confident person–sure of herself & what she’s doing.

Negative: A dreamer
Positive: He/She likes to be very creative and imaginative.

Negative: Too fussy
Positive: He/She likes to be very organized and efficient.

Negative: Slow and cautious
Positive: He/She likes to be attentive to the details.

Negative: Careless
Positive: He/She likes to be easy-going and lenient.

Negative: Fussy and careful
Positive: He/She likes to do things right or first-class.

Negative: Can’t say “No”
Positive: He/She likes to be peace-loving, gentle with people, compassionate, helpful.

Negative: Talks too much
Positive: He/She likes to be thorough & expressive.

Negative: Too strict
Positive: He/She likes to be disciplined, self-controlled, thorough.

Negative: Pushy
Positive: He/She likes to be demanding and persuasive.

Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends…Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so stop before a dispute breaks out…A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” [Proverbs 17:9, 14, 22]

Loving people choose wisely. Wise people forgive others, restrain themselves and cheer up anyone.

 

1 – Adapted from Gary Smalley’s If Only He Knew

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