As a parent, you can make yourself happy
How wonderful that my life can be beneficial
for even one sentient being.
How wonderful that I can take care of even
one sentient being.
How wonderful that my limbs can be useful
for looking after and bringing happiness to
even one sentient being.
Especially when you encounter difficulties—
when your children do not listen to you, when
you cannot control them and when you feel
disappointed with them—it is good to rejoice
in these ways. If you can do this, there will be
no difficulties in your heart.
Joyful Parents, Successful Children
Lama Zopa Rinpoche