This will not be a usual thing on my blog (to repost links to great posts) but I felt that this was very appropriate.
This story really hit my heart. It helped me to sit back and re-anaylize my parenting job. I have been so consumed with wanting my daughter to be happy so often that I guess I've looked passed the depths that I've gone for her happiness.
I now have a better understanding that it isn't my job to make my children happy, but what can I teach my children that will allow them to be happy.
I highly recommend reading this well written post by It's Almost Naptime.