If I know anything I know this: We can’t successfully live life in the rear view mirror. We can, however learn much from our past experiences and from other people. I have found it to be very useful to reflect on those learning’s from time to time. In fact just taking the time to be thoughtful about what we are learning or have learned in the past can help us be more successful in the future. At 65 I know much today that I didn’t used to know. Let me share 5 things I didn’t know when I was 42 but wish I did. 1. Relationships are not important they are everything. I used to believe relationships were important but I now know they are everything! The quality of our life is in many ways dependent on the quality of our relationships. When we have many high quality relationships we likely have a high quality life. The relationship we have with our maker, our spouse or significant other, our children, our friends, our neighbors, our coworkers…and with ourselves really, really, matters. Investing in making those relationships the best we can by giving of ourselves creates a high quality and rewarding life.