The Richest Inheritance
The Zen Buddhist teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, explores the age old question of love in his book, How to Love. In it, he describes the richest inheritance that our parents can give us:
If our parents didn’t love and understand each other, how are we to know what love looks like? … The most precious inheritance that parents can give their children is their own happiness. Our parents may be able to leave us money, houses, and land, but they may not be happy people. If we have happy parents, we have received the richest inheritance of all.