Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
How are you guys doing? My mind just took a turn down memory lane, it does that sometimes. I used to think my memory was a curse, a realm of my mind that constantly brought up things I wished I could forget, but now I believe it is a blessing- a contributor to lessons learned and the reason wisdom takes top priority in the character wish list.
It is not until you at the end of an empty promise that you understand the importance of keeping one’s word. A man’s word is his bond, bond can be defined as an agreement with legal force..a promise, vow , or word of honor. I’ve been on the receiving end of empty promises so much so that for a period of time, I lacked faith in one’s words or agreements made with me. This trust was so diminished that I expected everyone to disappoint me, and you can’t have long lasting friendships when you’re expecting disappointment. But, hey- you get what you expect right?
A distant memory triggered today’s discussion. Once upon a time, I was friends with a guy that I worked with. We became close very fast and anyways, he was giving me a ride home from work when he made a definite statement “I intend on hanging out with you this summer.” I didn’t ask for him to hang out with me outside of work. I never pushed a deeper friendship with him, so this took me aback for a moment, but at the same time my friend circle was so small that I was excited at the thought of adventures this summer with him. That summer came and left- we never hung out that summer. Again I was at the end of an empty promise, I should have expected it, but I didn’t and that was what made it hurt even more.
Good intentions paved the pathway to hell. We all intend to do things, but how many of us actually follow through. Like, really follow through. Talk is cheap and intentions mean nothing without action, so today I encourage you guys to watch what you say you intend to do. If you make a promise, keep it! A man/woman is only as good as their word, if you lack the ability to follow through- making promises isn’t for you. Some people can’t follow through, they have big vision and big dream but lack the capability to bring those things to life, causing what they imagined to die right in their hands.
Watch what you say, because your words have duel power- the power to make someone’s life better and/or the power to make someone’s life worse. Keep your empty promises to yourself!
Until next time,
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