Of course, we don't usually have the option of seeing a person through all the seasons of their lives...we have to take them as we find them now. For instance, if you were to meet me now, in my current state of overall misery? You'd assume I’d always been a hurting and grumpy old guy! Not true! Before my stroke? I was a pretty happy-go-lucky fella...busy, family, job, businesses, networking, out-and-about. Volunteering left-and-right. Now? I'm a completely different person! However, one of the pleasures in life is the opportunity to get to know someone, and uncovering the stories that made them who you meet now. I've known my beautiful, loving wife Jill for 20 years, and there are still stories we’re discovering about each other! Attended a big community event last evening and ran across many old friends and acquaintances...had the opportunity to catch up, gab, and reconnect! That's part of the overall experience!