Your word is what you keep after you give it to someone else.
This one struck a chord with me on a philosophical and spiritual level because I think as a society we have gotten away from truly valuing our own word. It seems it is too easy for people to break it or to give reasons why what they did wasn’t breaking it.
In our house our kids have learned that if we say “I promise” it means it will happen. So I don’t take that lightly. I won’t promise something if I can’t deliver on it. Instead I will say something like, “I will try to make that happen tomorrow but I can’t promise you. If it turns out that x, z or z happens then I won’t be able to do it.” That way they know what will impact the decision and often times they will assist me with x, y or z so they can make it happen.
Here is your riddle for tomorrow:
What gets wet when drying?