A dear friend often reminds me: “You can’t want it more than they do!”

How often have I campaigned for someone’s results so relentlessly, I’ve forgotten whose fight it was. I can teach, lead, support, parent, or serve, but I can’t want it for them, do it for them, or take the blame or credit for them.

I hope they do want it, do it, earn it, learn it.

But I will allow each the dignity of personal victories and failures, their detours and dead-ends. May they survive and even enjoy their scenic paths.