For 2018

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

"There nothing better than a good cigar."

Let's sit here and have a smoke and talk about promise keepers:

People who make promises, but for some reason or another they don't keep them.

Children are famous for saying that they will do something and they forget (?). "Sure mom. I'll put up the dishes, just give me a minute." They forget and you either have to wait and remind them again or you just put them up yourself!

What about our spouses, don't we make promises when we marry - a lot of times right in front of God? What happens along the way and when does the paradigm begin? As we age and celebrate decades of marriage, I do wonder at times if anyone is truly, happily married anymore. Love can die with broken promises. If we saw the future, would marry them again? We hide ourselves from each other by being busy and unavailable.

How many of us talk and take interest in each other like we did the first few years?

What about friends? You know kids and spouses you just kind of have to keep them around, for awhile at least, but what about friends? They promise you something and then they don't deliver. In a way friends are more special because they are a choice - you make a choice if you want them in your life or not.

I'm beginning to wonder today if someone I thought was a friend, isn't as much of a friend as I thought. I must say today I am confused and thinking deeply. Feeling a little hurt today about a friendship. I've been waiting. I've found out that a lot of life is about letting go and moving on. You can't cling on to people just because you want them in your life.

I've learned this so many times, but why is it always so hard to let go?

Trying to let go,

There could be many reasons for breaking promises. Maybe you can't keep them. You just find that no matter what you do you just can't keep the promises you made to one another.

Maybe one gets sick and the promises can be fulfilled.

Maybe one person changes and the other one stays stagnant.

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