Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thought To Ponder - Keeping your Promise

Promises are like the full moon
If they are not kept at once, they diminish day by day.
German Proverb

11 comments:

Judy said...

Beautiful photo...

AkasaWolfSong said...

Isn't this all too true?

Wonderful Proverb to live by and Thank You for sharing it with us!

Wishing for you a day filled with Peace and Sunshine - with cool breezes of course, :)

rox said...

Oh I am so not good at promises ! I don't like to even say "I promise " because if I do it almost always will mean I do not follow through .
I don't know why , it must be fear in me I guess that makes me be cautious of saying those words.
I feel ok with saying " I'll try " I guess it leaves room for my failures ☺ then if I do fall or fail there is less chance of someone being hurt . no expectation attached with "I'll try "
now I'm wondering is this a weakness ? should I work on the I promise thing ? I am such a flutter bug lately not knowing what I am doing , must be that moon !

faerwillow said...

~one among my favorite quotes...promise is a promise...no if an buts about it...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Linda in New Mexico said...

Oh now see, I'm gonna write this one down in my BOS. Great thought and lesson. Thanks my friend.

Moonwolf said...

Hmmm . . . not sure about the 'at once' part. I do think that it is harder to keep one's promise as time goes by, but I am not sure that a fulfilled promise can ever be diminished -- no matter how long it takes to fulfill. In fact, I believe that promises can be enhanced if they are finally fulfilled after a period of hardship and obstacles.

Nydia said...

WISE!

Teresa said...

What a wonderful proverb. The picture is absolutely fantastic.

Scented Leaf said...

Francois VI, Prince de Marcillac says: "we promise according with our hopes, and perform according with our fears"

Nydia said...

Oh, the greedy witch in me clicked on the giveaway button, but it's not taking anywhere!

Kisses and have a good Friday!

Dede said...

This picture is beautiful! The quote wise. Wishing you an awesome weekend!

(((HUGS)))