I Believe Promises Must Be Kept

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    A man dies, and his wife gets him cremated.

    She takes the ashes home and starts talking to them. "You know that fur coat you promised me? I bought it with the insurance money. You know the new car you promised me? I bought it with the insurance money." Then she whispers, "You know that blow job I promised you? Well...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 19

    Promise Yourself To be

    so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only the...
    iqra4ever iqra4ever
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    Never Make A Promise,

    unless you know that you're not only going to keep it, but you WANT to keep it. A friend of mine told me that it was best to just never make promises, that if you were going to do something for someone then you either do it when the time comes or you don't do it but then you can...
    Lonestarr Lonestarr
    70+, F
    3 Responses May 10, 2011

    Don't make promises that you can't keep.

    Some people take promises to heart. You break your promise, you break someone's heart, and hopes.
    Philli8807 Philli8807
    26-30, F
    Apr 7, 2014

    I believe promises that you make to the one you

    love are the most important things in the whole wide world and I always told you I would never break one. But then I failed you I promised I would never stand in the way of your relationship but then I couldn't lose you and I fought to keep you and I would do it again and again...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 24, 2014

    Promises

    i get sick when i dont keep a promise
    beekero beekero
    26-30, M
    Jul 30, 2011

    I Am A Promise Keeper~

    I am a promise keeper! I believe if I promise you something, no matter what it is, it is my obligation to fulfill it. I have ALWAYS felt this way. You should never promise someone if you have no intention of keeping the promise, I mean why devalue your word? Isn't your word...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Nov 11, 2010

    Promises Can Either Make Or Break You

    I remember being young and me and my friends always giving each other our pinky's because we always pinky swore on the weirdest but the most curious things ever, like one time i pinky promised to never eat apples again to my friend in kindergarten...but i eat apples still. but i...
    lizziebobizzielovesyou lizziebobizzielovesyou
    16-17, F
    Jun 2, 2013

    Words To Stand By:

    If you can't keep a promise, don't make it. It makes people feel as if they can't trust anyone when one person lies or breaks a promise.  Even if they don't realize it, it will slowly bring their faith in people down.  Don't be one of those people.
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2010

    when I was little one of my aunts every time

    she was proud of my siblings and I for getting good grades she would start promising us new shoes ,new toys and other new things. we would always get incredibly excited however, over the years we started to realize she never actually bought any of those things for us. eventually...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 10

    Promises

    A promise is a promise. It is not meant to be taken lightly. Throughout my life i have told 'I promise, I promise, I promise,' and they have never followed through. When I make a promise, i keep it. I follow through. I dont know about you, but i sure like people following through...
    countrycutie101 countrycutie101
    22-25, F
    Jul 13, 2012

    To me keeping a promise freely given is a basic,

    something that underscores are trust in one another that enables to make meaningful agreements that sustain all manner of relationships that as people are a part of our being. To breach one with no good reason is regarded by many as very serious breach of trust and I feel the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 1, 2015

    Assertions like promises are commitments to do

    something for someone who needs help or reassurance of some kind in so many instances. It is crucial in my view to complete whatever you have promised to do. It's like this in my relationship with Charles and Alexandra. I will be learning much from them, experiencing so good...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Nov 3, 2014

    I hate it when people make promises

    that they don't intend to keep.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

    Kept

    I agree, promises must be kept unless, there's things which surfaces the picture / story.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Sep 6, 2011

    Please Don't Break Me

    You say you love me and that you want to be with me.  You say you want me to let you in.  The promises you have made me have given me hope.  I hope that you meant them because my love for you runs deeper than the current and broken promises do more than simply...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    33 Responses Jun 28, 2010

    In an Ideal world we would take people's word

    as bond. We wouldn't have to observe too hard because everything they told us they will do we could trust just that. But we don't live in that world or at least not yet. Give people a chance but observe their consistency or inconsistency with their word. Because every man and...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    Mar 17

    Promises Should Not Be Broken.

    If someone promises me something, I expect them to live up to their promise and not go back on it... If you can't make it happen don't promise it to begin with! The only time I can forgive a broken promise is when there where circumstances that resulted in the promise being...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll
    18-21, F
    Dec 29, 2011

    If I am giving a promise to somebody it´s

    for me like a vow - I want to keep my promise at any price! I want to give other people the feeling that they can rely on me always and forever. I like it to be a reliable person. It makes me to look every day anew in my mirror at myself without shame.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 7

    It is important to honour our word.

    ..perhaps there is one kind of promise we can break and that is the one we make to ourselves.Somehow those never worked good for me and I ended breaking them...for good sake. There was one I kept for long and put me far away of my path...far away of being myself.
    4biandu 4biandu
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2014

    If you manage through continued

    pestering(happens often) to extract a promise from me then I keep it because I hate myself for giving in to the person in the first place. I feel it gives the person power over me. For instance when I was 12 and self harmed for the 1st time my father kept pestering me(wanted to...
    sagate sagate
    26-30, F
    Jun 16, 2014

    They Have To Be Kept

    A promise shoukd never be made lightly as you are giving your word on a action god bad or in in betweenif you honor your word you must follow thought or lose face
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    1 Response Nov 17, 2012

    Treat It Like Your Life Depended On Keeping It.

    I do not make a promise unless I know I can keep it. On the other hand if you make me promise to not tell anyone that you are going to commit suicide or murder someone then I will have no choice but to keep your promise. But I will talk extensively with you about why you are...
    LightYagami LightYagami
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

    I hate it when people don't keep promises.

    I actually make an effort to keep all my promises
    powerStorm powerStorm
    22-25, F
    Mar 18

    0ne Who Promises & Delays.

    .. Loses His Thanx....
    L0ve4every1 L0ve4every1
    18-21, M
    Apr 19, 2015
    piSAYERSmp piSAYERSmp
    26-30, M
    Jan 28, 2014

    Promises Of A Cheater.

    Hi everyone,I have been with my boyfriend a little over a year now.  He is also my first boyfriend.  I met him during our last few months in high school, I had a lot of first time experiences with him.  He took me to my first prom, we spent the whole summer together, and we...
    his4ever his4ever
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 15, 2011

    If you promise someone something,

    you should always follow through..not ignore it and leave..
    jdw9669 jdw9669
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 12

    Don't promise something

    if you don't plan on keeping it.. And don't say something that u don't mean.. Simple as that.
    mydarkangel mydarkangel
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2014

    Keeping promise always develops faith among

    people..no faith no relations..it's simple
    ilovebeach99 ilovebeach99
    22-25, M
    Dec 15, 2015

    If you tell someone youre Going to be there.

    ..be there! They are depending on you, for whatever reason. Sometimes it's a simple promise, like saying a prayer everyday, other times it's a marriage vow and being there through a devastating illness. Either way...don't make a promise you don't intend on keeping...enough said.
    amisfitlady amisfitlady
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 19

    When I say "I promise" well it's true =) I hate

    liars or someone who didn't know how to keep their promises but I'm willing to give you a second chance =D
    tummytum tummytum
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 18

    Obviously it depends on what promises you have

    made. Not making a "promise" is often better than reneging on a causal promise later. Don't assume that all promises are a good choice or healthy...
    Kmkrew Kmkrew
    41-45
    Jan 28, 2014

    Yeah....

    If it is at all possible, I will try and keep my promises........
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 22, 2010

    I Make Them, But Am Always Cautious

    If I ever make someone a promise, I view it as something I will do no matter what. I always keep my promises, and people who make them but don't follow through are jerks, unless there's an extremely good reason for why they didn't. Like they we're being held against their will or...
    SethSigni SethSigni
    18-21, M
    10 Responses Jan 13, 2011

    If you promise something,

    keep it. Cause you never know when a promise made to you will be from the person that you need.
    ShyGirl105 ShyGirl105
    13-15, F
    Aug 29, 2015
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