Recently, I learned once again about “promises.” For me, once a promise comes out from our lips, it is like sending it to the universe and you are bound into it. All my life, I’ve been trying to be consistent to what I say and to what I promise. A person of her word, that’s what I want to be. That’s why I felt so disappointed when she, once again, broke the promise she made by herself…and later acted like nothing happened.
For some people it may be easy to say something and then just break it along the way, without thinking that it could create another problem to others who consider it as a promise. For me, a promise is a “debt” which you are bound to pay off. I never, ever take a promise for granted. Once I make a promise, it means I will always remember it till the day I pay it off completely.
Some people might think it’s just a simple and small promise to say, while others might think oppositely. No matter how big or small a promise is, it might mean the world for others, especially when it is related to other matters or other people. Just like a saying I read a while ago: “Be careful with your words. Once they’re said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.” Whether you admit it or not … that is true.
Well, no matter what people say about me – that I’m just like a child who cannot accept a “broken promise” – but for me when you have made a promise, whether you break it or fulfill it, it will show to the world who you truly are … the real person you are: an honorable one or a loser who justs want to take advantage on others.
Debby Lukito G. lives in Denpasar – Bali, Indonesia with her husband, Alainsoen, her children Patricia (11), and Vanessa (8), and a Brazilian turtle named Mumu. Debby is founder of CBC-B.A.C.A (Creative Book Club – Bina Anak Cinta Aksara): a book club for children with the tagline of “Assisting Children to Love Literacy.”