A few years ago, one of my daughters thanked me just because I had never broken up with her mother, as so many of her friends’ dads did. She said that when she was growing up, she always knew she never had to worry about that happening, because we had said so.
It was a sweet moment, but also a strange one, as though she had warmly thanked me for never starving her to death.
As people live now, children can take nothing for granted. If you are looking for a reason to live differently, you could do worse than to start with that fact.