When I receive emails like the one you’re about to read, it about makes my heart explode with joy!
(I also know, that for every one email I receive, there are potentially hundreds that didn’t share their story of doing good, which is the same as comments on a video, blog, or other. So, please share!)
In other words, if you share your story with me about you Keeping The Promise, I very well may ask if I can share it with my readers and friends!
Such is the case with Jarom Watts and his email that knocked me out, and I’m sure will be a story his young son will tell for years.
Well done, Jarom, and thank you for inspiring me, and our readers, with your Promise kept story!
Email received: 10-5-2020
Thank you for your commitment to sharing weekly messages and also publishing your new book recently.
I met you a couple of years ago at the NSA
meeting Dan Thurmon
presented at (you sat down in front of me)
and then about a year after that when you did an event in Farmington.
I bought your book “The Promise To The One”
and hope to read it soon (although I’ve skimmed through some of the stories already)
One of them had a big impact on me, your story about going back to scoop your dog’s “mess” off the lawn.
I was driving through Escalante National Monument
on Hwy 12 a few weeks back with my son to go visit some state parks, when I noticed a large bag of trash on the side of the road (pictured above)
I told myself that I would stop to pick it up when we drove back through that area.
Several hours later, when driving back, I had almost forgotten about it, and certainly didn’t remember where on the road it was exactly, but I saw the bag of trash was still there.
There wasn’t anywhere for me to quickly stop and pull over or easily turn around.
As I drove further away from the bag of trash your story came to my mind and prompted me to recall the promise I made to myself to pick up the bag of trash.
About a mile down the road I found a place to turn around and go back which was a great feeling and a good teaching moment with my oldest son in the car.
Thanks again for being a great example!
Great work, Jarom! And thank you for sharing and inspiring us.
~ jason hewlett
Leadership Coach * Virtual Keynote Speaker * Speaker Hall of Fame
The Promise To The One