Good, Better, Best: Could Your Marriage Use A Boost?

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three generations of womenI’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!

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7 Responses to Good, Better, Best: Could Your Marriage Use A Boost?

  1. trininista says:

    Sorry you have had such a tough week, Wife. But as my mummy always says, "what does not kill you, makes you stronger". So by this time next week, you will be stronger than ever and ready to make your good better and your better totally AWESOME. Love that pic though. Your women are lovely. :-)
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  2. hiphopmuse says:

    God works in such mysterious ways…it's as if you wrote this post especially for me! This week was has been rough for me as well, life isn't bad, but certain things could be better. At the end of the day I think we come out of it stronger and better. Although we can't see it at first, we should be thankful for the guidance and lessons we learn from the difficulties we experience.

    Btw, that pic is adorable!
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  3. integratedmemoirs says:

    This week has been tough for me too (…trying to keep my head up.) This post was right on time for me today. Thank you for writing this, and serving as a blessing for me and others :)
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  4. Tiffany says:

    You were fab even back then! Isn't it shocking how things happen? Your sister probably couldn't have sent that picture at a better time. Enjoy the rest of your week :)
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  5. Sending positive vibes your way for a better days. Isn't it amazing how grandmas know just what to say?

    Know that, there is usually a blessing in the storm. Stay encouraged. :)
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  6. Carrie says:

    Now how can you say you "wasn't even good" when we all know you truly ARE the best? Don't make me come up there!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the photo! And you too! Thanks for sharing those blessed words from Grandma!

  7. Well that is the one thing that I want to agree with because if you are in love with someone and you are able to understand him or her properly. Then marriage is the best option to be doing that time.

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