In trying to decipher my life and take things one day at a time, I had to realize this simple phrase “The Best is Yet to Come”. Not just memorize it, but believe it and use it as one of my guiding principles. To focus on where I’m going and not harping on where I’ve been. I’ve been through hell and back and I’m still here, so yes, the best is yet to come.
I want everyone to see and know that you are capable of getting through your current circumstances, situations or tribulations. What do you need? Faith and forgiveness. Faith to know that trouble don’t last always and forgiveness to know that you will MAKE mistakes and that it is okay. Forgive yourself of them. Keep pushing forward.
Here are my tips on learning to live “The Best is Yet to Come”:
- Laugh – I’ve laughed more during the last nine months than I think I’ve laughed in over a lifetime. I spend time laughing every day to remind me to not take myself so seriously. I can sometimes get so caught up in my life that I forget that it takes more muscles to frown than to smile and I wanted to change that. So, do something funny. Watch a comedy show on TV. My new favorite show is “The Mindy Project”. I laugh out loud so much that I know that my neighbors think I’m crazy. The main character, Dr. Mindy Lahiry, laughs at herself all the time. She is a beautiful, educated woman who makes many mistakes and just goes with the flow of her comedic life. She appreciates it all. Remember, to laugh.
- Take Charge – Stop letting life happen to you. You need to control what happens in your life. You have the power. Take Charge. Grab the bull by the horns and stop waiting for life to just happen. Navigate through the mess and steer your ship to less choppy seas. I’ve been there. I’ve been in a storm that had cap-sized my boat, but I grabbed that life jacket and life buoy and kept it moving. I realized that I had to stop playing the victim and become what I know I am…the victor.
- Feed your soul – This is important because we spend so much time watching and listening to the meaningless things that we forget how important it is to feed your soul. Feeding your soul with positive things keeps you focused and targeted in knowing that the best is yet to come. I read books. All kinds of books: fiction, non-fiction and religious. I listen to music: blues, r&b, jazz and gospel. I journal. Sometimes things get so hectic in life it is easy to get your thoughts on paper. I do “bonding with my girls”, “mommy and me time” and “my time”. These sabbaticals allow me to stay in the moment and realize that no matter how bad things seem, there are too many people that love and want me around to get dragged under.
Well, there you have it. Take these tips and use them as a guide, but I encourage you to develop your own. Know that life happens when you start living it. This temporary bout of “bad things” shall pass and love the life you are living. No drama. No stress. Just acceptance with laughing, taking charge and feeding your soul with moments that will help you stay focused in knowing that “The Best is Yet to Come”.