So the last couple of days have been hot hot hot- in the mid to upper 90's, which is pretty unusual for the end of May/beginning of June. They have consisted of a whirlwind of events including: more pool time, riding friend's horses, seeing old friends and adjusting to the time zone. I cannot believe how much I have missed this area and all the people who live here.
However, this has nothing to do with today's life lesson.
Life Lesson: Make promises mean something.
As I was casually promising to N today that she could sit in my saddle and then realizing just a few minutes later that she in fact could not (the saddle was located somewhere else) it hit me- Why don't promises mean anything anymore? It's not just here in this situation that this is applicable. Promises everywhere are casually being tossed around like a football during thanksgiving without even the slightest thought as to whether or not they can be kept. How many times has a high school girl heard the words "I promise I will always love you" only to have that promise broken in a heartbeat. But this isn't a jaded love issue-It's something I am guilty of in my own life. The situation between N and I today led me to believe that maybe it's something we have instilled into our life at an early age, that promises are informal. "I promise we will keep in touch"- This one is big, especially in my life. I have made so many friends that I have ultimately lost simply because my life has been too hectic to bother to actually keep in touch with them. Maybe I meant it at the time but couldn't follow through or maybe it was just a casual version of a good bye. Either way, something is out of whack.
So tell me, how can we fix this?
Should promises be less common or should we work harder to keep them?