As the writer for the VIA Story Project and a long time Individual of Positive Psychology, I often have Character Strengths on my mind. I speculate about the strengths of others while buying groceries. I’ll devise new ways to apply strengths when I’m having trouble falling asleep. You could say VIA Character Strengths are to me what college basketball is to my son (it’s that serious!). But, it wasn’t until a recent health scare that I realized the true extent of my character strengths awareness, and how it has impacted my life.