Whatever your lips utter
you must be sure to do.
They live three doors from me: dad, mom, and first-grader. I saw the child every day for a week, leash in hand, walking her puppy. It was Norman Rockwell cute. Then I began seeing the mother walking the dog; daughter nowhere to be seen.
I haven’t asked, but I bet I know the story. It was a mall-pet-shop-mistake. “Please, mommy, please, let me take him home. I’ll walk him, feed him, and bathe him.” You know how long that lasts.
That’s somewhat understandable in a child, but not in an adult.
Purchase promises: You bought the car, the insurance, the extended-warranty—and learned the hard way that the small print gets big when you make a claim.
Political promises: No need to even go there.
Always be a promise-keeper, never a promise-breaker.
You’ve had it up to here with people who
don’t keep their promises. Don’t be one of them.