There is a saying I have heard which reads “Your Word is Your Bond”. I have always believed in the power of words and I do pride myself on doing my best to say only things that I mean to say. I have noticed that sometimes people ‘throw away’ their words with little regard for the impact they can have on others. One of my pet peeves is when people say things that they have little intention of doing. I’m not sure why they feel compelled to do that. I’m sure it’s about pleasing the other person in the moment. However, I much prefer being upfront and honest, even if it is difficult at times to do so. That way disappointment is avoided later on.
Keeping my word is important to me, it shows courage, strength and integrity. I believe it is vitally important when it comes to creating Great Love. A big part of trusting someone is knowing they will do what they say they are going to do. Something else I have also learned is to not make promises to others because I feel like it can set you up for failure. We all live in a changing world and moment by moment things can occur that cause us to change our plans. I prefer to be able to do things that are a bonus or a lovely welcome surprise, something that was not expected by the other person. I like to set intentions within myself and then follow through on them with my actions. Demonstrating my Love in various ways.
I am very grateful for the people who are in my life, as I know they also honor their words with action and for that I LOVE you very much. Thank you for being who you are.
This week I encourage you to pay attention to your words. Are you saying what you really intend to say?
My picture this week came to me while driving home from the gym – so lovely – it’s about what’s important in life!
“Love, it is said, is blind, but love is not blind. It is an extra eye, which shows us what is most worthy of regard.”
– James M. Barrie (Scottish Author of “Peter Pan”)