Before, I would be really upset with myself for not Acing that math final and going out with my friends instead. Now, I appreciate that time spent with friends, much more than any math grade.
Before, I couldn't wait until my child could walk, talk and was potty trained. Now, I appreciate the times that we rocked, read books and napped together.
Before, I would quickly clean off any smears of little hands on my windows. Now, I understand why my mother left those little handprints of her grandchildren on the windows until the next visit.
My perspective has changed with age.