Daily Prompt: Promises

via Daily Prompt: Promises

Humans seem to have a problem with promises. With the passing of time we seem to have stripped that word of its essence and merely left a shell with the ghost of meaning. You see, by definition a promise is something that you ought to do or ought to make sure happens. You promised after all. But nowadays, a promise goes like this “I promise this is the last time I take so long to get ready. Tomorrow I will be ready by the time you get here” And tomorrow comes and, well…

The saddest part about this, though, is that we tend to think that promises we make to ourselves are far less important. “Tomorrow I will go to the gym”, “I will not have more than two drinks at happy hour tomorrow”, “I will call my grandma tomorrow” and, needless to say, none of these promises materialize. If we valued ourselves half as much as we say we do, we would take these commitments seriously and we would make a conscious effort to ensure that we make it happen. We are important and we need to take care of ourselves first and yes, that includes keeping our promises. After all, if we don’t even keep the promises we make to ourselves, how can we expect others to keep them?

I think its time to start taking these self-made promises a bit more seriously. Chances are, they are related to self-improvement and I strongly believe that everyone would benefit from a little help and effort.




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