Better Each Day
February 11, 2014
Filed In: Family Life
My favorite boss had a saying that has stuck with me. “It’s never too late to do the right thing.” As men, we struggle. We have mistakes that we make every day. Yet, each new day gives us the chance to do things right again.
If you’re like me, you have some chores around your house that you avoid. It’s not that I don’t want to do them, it’s that I don’t know how. For example, I cannot fold Alison’s shirts to save my life, or even iron my own shirts. In those cases, I usually let Alison take the lead. But should I let that weakness hang around for the next 60 years? Or should I learn and get better?
It’s critical for us to learn something new each day. We know what our weaknesses are, so why don’t we work on them? There’s several reasons to be better each day.
- We can better serve our wife. Going back to the laundry example, I can better serve Alison if I finally take the time to learn how she likes her shirts folded. If there is a chore that I can take off of her plate, I can be a better husband to her.
- We don’t have to make yesterday’s mistakes again. Mistakes are wasted if we don’t learn their lessons. One of the lies of sin is that you’ll never get it right. No matter how hard you try, you’ll just fall back into the same habit. But that’s just it. It’s a lie. We have the ability to choose to not make the same mistakes over and over. But it’s a choice.
- We can refine our skills. Chores aren’t so bad if we know what we’re doing. If we can take the stress of ignorance out of the situation, we can let it be a labor of love. Who wouldn’t want that?
If we go to bed the same man that we woke up as, then shame on us. Always keep pushing, keep seizing the day!