I don't know what to think about first impressions. I think folk can easily be misjudged by those standards. Is it the one who stands out in speech, manner and dress that would be deemed worthy company? Or the less impressive one, the one you barely noticed?
The thing about the one you barely noticed....
They make you look closer, deeper, like a treasure waiting to be found. And if you don't pay attention, you may miss out entirely.
That person may be the one who truly motivates and inspires you as they share about their life.
Like the times they toed in and dug their way through tough obstacles in life. And how those times taught them and made them the person they are today.