The Best is Yet to Come

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?


Thank you for sharing!

22 thoughts on “The Best is Yet to Come

  1. Christopher Ryan Dueck – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – Christopher is a devoted father of four, husband and working on his honours degree in Sociology at the University of Winnipeg. See my tweets: @ryandueck
    Ryan Dueck says:

    well done! Those truly are inspirational words to move forward with.

  2. elizabeth2560 – ABOUT ALMOST SPRING Two and a half years ago my 37 year marriage ended suddenly through no choice of my own. I survived the heartache. I have taken control of my present. I am planning my own destiny, which is moving onwards to a life of purpose and meaning. This is my journey.
    elizabeth2560 says:

    And further on, to realize that the ‘love’ need not be another person but can be a belief, a career, a purpose or a cause worth fighting for.

  3. momfawn – Visalia, CA – I am a sixty-something baby-boomer -- daughter, mother, wife (twice), grandmother, aunt, Independent Consultant with Close To My Heart -- retired and celebrating a life thoroughly lived.
    momfawn says:

    So true, Elizabeth…sometimes those wonderful “loves” can be granddaughters! – Fawn

  4. hlongwanetp – 882N Bluegumbosch, phuthaditjhaba,9869 – I'm a young dynamic male who's interest is to change lives, I strongly believe in touching souls through words and console those in pain, I write to give hope and to motivate. I believe in creating life where there's none. My vision is to help those in dark and disadvantaged by their background, to show that your background does not determine who you are. I'm a Business man and a Paralegal residing in South Africa. That's me!
    hlongwanetp says:

    Love is always from God you will always find love as long as you live in this world. You get divorced today and get married tomorrow you just have to be happy that you had an experience in marriage and keep on trying till you get that perfect one.

  5. Thank you….I needed to read this today. I’ve been away from here for a while (summer vaca with the kids) and coming back today to catch up on the blogs brings my mind back to the present. I don’t care that my stbex is on vacation (yet ANOTHER) with her. He did some pretty awful things last night. I wish they would just move away.

      1. Have you been monitoring my Internet usage? 😉

  6. Beautiful 🙂
    Hope and Promise – that the best is yet to come!
    This mornings read made me feel better…

    Thank You.

      1. LOL… I just read your comment and was just thinking how much I enjoyed my 1st cup of coffee and toast from my remodeled kitchen and condo:) I was looking forward to that this morning.

        Great question – I never really thought about it from that perspective! I just kind moved on from day to day (task to task).

        I’ll think I’ll ask myself this question daily – definitely when my brain is in a twist and I feel like the walking dead…. Thanks

        1. How perfect! Coffee makes everything better:) I just did a kitchen remodel myself and I find I like to just be in the space and enjoy it!

          I am all about celebrating any little moment!! Enjoy that second cup of coffee:)

  7. livebysurprise – Liv is the pseudonym reformed divorcee and single mom - now married, coparenting and working mother of three. She's been featured on ScaryMommy, HuffPost Divorce, The Mid and More at
    livebysurprise says:

    Already there…but still inspired by your story.

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