Every person, knowing he or she is about to die, hopes for a peaceful, calm death. As a parent, watching their children suffer because of them brings no peace.'
Instead, says Thich Nhat Hanh, focus your love on the children in the family.
'Taking care of the next generation is the best way to perform your duty as a child to your parent.'
My late father knew that was what each of us was always doing for our kids. His foremost thoughts were for them and also that we get along well. We did exactly that.