I’ve had a really tough week so far and I’m not going to lie to you, I’m waiting for Friday like you can’t believe it. I won’t go into what made this week one of the worst in a long time, but I will say I was very much in need of a confidence boost by the time Wednesday hit.
When my big sister sent me this photo she found in her stash it was so right on time. (Thanks Tanya!) It’s a photo of me, my mother, and my grandmother that was taken shortly before my mother passed away. (Note: this was the early 90s people, so don’t judge my coat too harshly.) They were absolutely two of the strongest women I ever knew and although they took the early flight to heaven years ago I’m still inspired every day by the mark they left on my world.
My grandma would always say to me: “Good, better, best. Don’t ever let it rest until your good is better and your better is best!” I wasn’t even good this week, so it looks like I have quite a bit of work cut out for me to do better and hopefully have my best week yet. I smirk every time I catch myself saying this aloud. I can’t remember whether I’ve ever shared it with my husband but I plan to tonight. It applies to marriage on so many levels. Even when your marriage is good, could it be better? Are you at your best? They are questions we shouldn’t obsess over, but we should certainly make a point of asking ourselves at least occasionally. The Man and I said we’d be better than ever for 2011 when we made our New Year’s resolutions. The year is halfway done and I can’t even check a third of them off our list. (The shame!) So, yeah we’re good, but we can be better, and we’re certainly not doing our best right now. So grandma, I hear you, and I hope you’re watching because please believe my best our best is yet to come, promise!
Could you use a little good, better, best, mantra motivation in your day-to-day. Try it!