I'm Thinking.......

My Word!!


I was in a boat in the early evening, I was probably 9yrs old and my dad told me, "Son, your word means everything. You can be broke, but your word can be the wealthiest thing you own!" Of course, at the time, I didn't really grasp what he was telling me. Today at 44yrs old, I fully understand what keeping your word means. The majority of time I do keep my word but, there have been times when I haven't been able to.  My oldest son knows that if I promise him...it will be done. You can instantly lose a great deal of respect for a person that says they will do something and then they don't follow through. Back in the day, it could have been a hand shake that told the other person, "You have my word!" I'm not a child and I know in life not everything can be perfect. My parents pounded the old saying Into me: "LIFE IS NOT FAIR!!" I guess when a person doesn't keep their word I'll have to remember....that they are a doo doo breath piggy face loser and hope they get a rash:)