I know the focus was on the man of the house but I believe this can be for women too. I know it is for me anyway. I cried a lot during this movie. It was touching and heartbreaking and a beautiful story. This one line got to me though – it hit so close to the heart that I wound up bursting into instant tears.
One of the guys said, “You’ve been a good enough father.”
The main guy replies, “I don’t want to be just good enough.”
That was it. That was what I needed to hear in this point in my life. I looked down at my sweet little Jay curled up besides me and all I could think was…
I don’t just want to be a good enough mother.
I don’t want to be just a good enough wife.
I don’t want to be just a good enough friend.
I don’t want to be just a good enough daughter.
I don’t want to be just a good enough sister.
I don’t want to be just a good enough Virtual Assistant.
I don’t want to be just a good enough blogger.
I want to be extraordinary in all of those areas. I want my kids to look back years from now and remember how I was there for them, how I played with them, how I taught them and how I helped them become the wonderful men I hope they turn into. I want my husband to be sitting next to be 50 years from now with that look in his eyes, that tells me I exceed his expectations as his wife. I want my friends to remember all the times that I was there for them. I want my parents to know they raised a daughter they can be proud of. I want my sister’s to know how much I love them. I want my clients to know that I love my job and that I will do everything I can to help them. I want my reader’s to know that I put my heart into my blog and I worked hard to get it to where it is at.
and I can’t do that if I settle for being good enough. I can’t relish in every aspect of this life that God has blessed me with – if I settle for having a good enough life.
Today I take my own vow.
I take the vow to be more than good enough for my sons, for God, for my husband, for my friends, for my parents, for my siblings, for my job and for my blog. I vow to be better than good enough.
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Nice post Cassie…I know that when I look back on my life I want to know that I was the best that I could be, that I let go of things that were not important to my overall well being, that I gave everything I loved 100%!! I’ve never seen that movie…but I may just be adding it to my list
I think everyone should try to be exceptional at anything they do. Doing less than your best is just a waste of time.
J @ IHeart-Motherhood says
We are doing a series at Church on being Exceptional so I totally love your post today