I love this. It is a major shift in thinking, for many of us, to realize we have choices, we are in charge of our own happiness, and giving away our power to others (even our own children) to determine our happiness...is a one-way street to misery.
We are separate people from even those we love the most, and that is the way it's supposed to be.
Learning to let go...of all people, places and things...is the task, I believe.
We are in charge of our happiness. We can choose to be happy, regardless of the swirl of events around us.
It takes a shift in our thinking. It's a major shift. But with it comes peace and contentment and serenity.