My father-in-law loves to tell stories. When you sit with him, be prepared, you are going to get the entire story, from the beginning. In today’s world, which seems to be conditioning me to have the attention span of a gnat, hanging with him requires two things. First, it requires I settle down and not be in a rush. Second, it requires I engage the story, actively listening, and expecting to learn something from him, even if I have heard it before. You might say, to be genuinely interested. There are days I do it well, and days I don’t. When I do it well, I realize it is because I am being mindful of respecting him. He has lived over 9 decades, fought in WW2 both in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters, raised two amazing daughters, and more Bottomline, if I pay attention, I often learn a little bit more.