Talent can come with a birth. Popularity can come with a spotlight. Power can be gained in an moment of weakness.
Character isn’t born overnight, but it can be sustained over a lifetime.
Sometimes, you have to be patient to watch character arise from within, but once it arrives, there will be no question of its existence.
Just wait a minute or two. Don’t invest too early simply because the person entered with fireworks, glitz, glamour and a grandstand. Wait till the storm rolls in.
Then, you will know who your true friends are. The persons of character may be silent with all the clamor of the world around you, but when the tornadic disasters of life slam against your heart, these will be the ones screaming as they rise from the ashes to stand by your side. 💗