Are you brooding over something dark and unpleasant? Or, are you consciously and continuously looking for light, encouragement and inspiration? Much like gratitude, other qualities of our spirits are embedded deep but surface quickly, especially as we interact with others. Being appreciated, valued, and liked by others begins with bringing to our interactions with them a spirit of openness, humor, grace, and love. Carried throughout, and trailing after us, these characteristics become blessings for others, and last long into the next time we meet.