When I think of people I know, I always take note of the expression on the face that I see in my head. Some people are smiling, some laughing, some serious, etc. None of those expressions are better or worse than the other. For instance, someone whom I remember as serious might just be a determined person who takes his or her job and life seriously. Not necessarily cold or distant. Just serious.
A friend of mine – I worked with him, but he was a friend – passed away this Thanksgiving weekend. Whenever I think of him, I see a laughing, smiling face.
Here’s to you, my friend. I hope that you are still smiling.