What is the photo on your lock or home screen of your phone?
I recently changed mine out to a photo from our wedding day over 21 years ago.
Why does this matter to me?
It reminds me of The Promise I made to this beautiful, happy, vibrant young woman who took a serious chance on an unproven, weird looking, silly guy and dreamer, and our hope for what the future would become.
I also love this photo because I can jump with agility and joyfully, now I have my former “tops are made out of rubber, bottoms are made out of springs” Tigger-effect that’s made up my life’s energy to work back to after all I’ve experienced this past few months.
Remembering Promises can be one of the hardest aspects of life we struggle with, those commitments made in relationships, and accidentally forgotten.
But when it comes to the person you love, have bet your life on, and they have bet on you, The Promise cannot be put on a shelf to glance at when convenient nor on occasion, it must be front and center, even if your love is alive and strong.
We must have that Promise in our face every day, reminding us of the original intention of our lives created together.
I would argue most relationships fall apart as a slow and unseen casualty of neglecting our habitual Promises, rather than a sudden momentous misunderstanding or mistrust.
My Promise to this young woman all those years ago was that we would have an amazing life together, I would do all I could to win her love every single day as if I never deserved it, and would serve, honor, and adore her.
I have kept that Promise.
But I still have to remind myself of it, and this photo says a lot from when we were young.
I keep working every day to Keep The Promise I made to her, and to metaphorically have this photo recreated on a daily basis in some way within our loving interaction.
And she does the same for me.
What is a Promise you need to remind yourself of?
And how are you actively confirming your actions to make certain it happens to strengthen the bonds of your commitment?
If you’re brave enough, please share your Promise in the comments, or even your home/lock screen, and inspire us with your level of Promise.
If you follow me on social media you know that I posted this last week, and you’ll find it fascinating how many great responses everyone shared, over 100 on one page in less than 24 hours, check out the photos everyone sent by clicking on the links below:
~ Jason Hewlett
Husband, Father, Writer, Mentor, Hiker
- Speaker Hall of Fame * Award-Winning Entertainer * Promise Legacy Project Coach
- World’s Only Keynote Speaker utilizing entertainment, musical impressions, and comedy to Create Legendary Leadership through the Power of Commitment
- Author of “The Promise To The One”