Yes, I have, I really have.
I cherish my loved ones more and more, and am appreciative and a little more tolerant than I was when I was younger; mellow. I think I have learned to give my loved ones more time ('pause to think' time) - and give them the benefit of the doubt much more. I try to make things work out. I enjoy showing them my love too. Really showing it!
I had a life threatening illness not too long ago, saw the end of the road and felt my loved ones so close. They were the most important people in my life and loving them is so, so, precious.
Nice question, thanks.