Everyone has gifts, usually many gifts. These are the things we like to do, care about, know or pay attention to and are important to us. Frequently these are easily discovered. Other times it takes time, conversation and a relationship before more gifts are visible.
Simple questions can help us learn about a person’s gifts. Some examples are:
- What are your favorite places to go?
- What do you like to do on a Saturday?
- What would you show me around your home?
- What do your friends like about you?
- What makes you happy?
- What do you know a lot about?
- If you were given 500.00 and were told you couldn’t pay a bill and had to spend it, what would you do?
- What happens on your best day?
Things you see on refrigerators, desks, and end tables can provides clues about a person’s gifts. Other times in may be in reaction to a topic of conversation. Still other times it is in trying something new out that we discover it is a gift of ours.
Good open ended questions are often a tool for discovery. Can you think of other questions that could help to identify gifts?