I had a conversation the other day where I challenged someone to describe the good that came from a recent and devastating break-up (I know, you’re shocked, right?).
Part of her response-
I love knowing that my best and happiest love is yet to come. I have that to look forward to.
She actually made me speechless with that assessment. In all my years of dissecting out every little scrap of good from my horrific divorce, this was one benefit I never unearthed. And yet, as soon as I heard it, I felt it.
And she’s right.
It’s so easy to grasp onto what was rather than hold hope for what can be.
It’s so easy to view the past through a rose tint and imagine that no future can ever measure up.
It’s so easy to focus on what has been lost rather than what can be gained.
It’s so easy to fill up on sadness and not leave room for smiles.
We zero in on what we know and what we know is the past, the pain.
Try making the belief that the best is yet to come at the center of your heart and aim your thoughts that way.
What I love about her words is that they focus on hope. They build excitement and anticipation. They speak of an assurance that our hearts are capable of love even after heartbreak.
The best is yet to come.
Are you ready for it?