Friday, June 14, 2013

Commitments, Covenants, Promises

Five years ago today, I made some very personal covenants. These covenants have committed me to a specific life. I've been thinking about this all week and how much it means to me. I feel very honored to have been entrusted to keep such promises. 

I've also been thinking a lot about other commitments we make. All too often, we are good at keeping commitments to others and failing at the ones we make to ourselves. When was the last time you promised yourself you would exercise? Eat veggies? Avoid soda? Etc? And when was the last time you followed through? 

Recently, I've added a bit too much soda into my life. We resolved to give it up completely at the beginning of the year but that resolution failed in March. I have been failing ever since. But I'm ready to recommit. I know this little thing will make a big difference in my well being and in my self-trust. After all, if I can't trust myself to follow through, who can I trust?

1 comment:

  1. I'll give up soda with you. Being accountable to you AND me would be helpful!