Here’s a “class quote.”
“Sometimes we feel a sense of injustice, that we give to our husband or children more than we get in return.
“In reality, we were created to give, to serve. This is what life is all about from beginning to end. We are here to serve G-d. When you acknowledge that you were created to serve your Maker, serving you spouse and children is part of the bigger picture. But if you’re not serving G-d, why should you serve others?
“We’re confused. “Becoming something” has replaced serving the Creator. “Be all you can be” has replaced G-d.
“Let’s get back on track. Ultimately, the only thing we won’t regret in our lives is the service we did for others. That’s what has real validity.
“So ignore it when your children say you’ve ruined their lives. And the fact that your mother was always there for you will, in the end, outweigh what she did or didn’t do for you. We will always regret some things we did to our kids. But we will never regret that we did for them. Be totally comfortable doing the serving — not to receive in return, just to serve; that is true humility. “