Ultimately, this is the only success we need in our entire life

My daughter: “Mom, when I grow up, I want to be like you. You help people to be happy.”

As my family and I had breakfast together over one recent weekend, at one point in our conversations, I asked my 11-year-old son, mentioning the two characters in our family’s favorite television series, The Little House, which we’d been watching again for the past few months as part of our weekend rituals, “So who do you think I am like more, Mary or Laura?” Contrary to the answer…