Promises

Promises

You promised someone that there was something that you’d do for them and then you worked on it and ensured that they had what they wanted. May be to finish that project on time or may be help someone with something you knew?
Someday you promised someone that you would meet them. It was your only day off from work but you met them! You kept your promise.
And then throughout your life, you made some promises to others. Being the person that you are, you tried your best to keep most of those promises if not all of them.
But then there are some more promises that you made, promises that you constantly forget!
As a kid, didn’t you promise yourself to become the painter, the pilot, the writer when you grew up? Didn’t you tell yourself that you would love to get your hands all dirty with colours? Didn’t you tell yourself that someday you would fly high, may be go to space as well? What happened to that promise? Did you forget that? Or did life happen and you were lost keeping up the promises that you made to others and then ended up forgetting the ones you made to yourself?
You promised yourself that you would be happy, that you would do things that made you happy! But when faced with choices you didn’t follow your heart, you followed the herd.
May be sometimes it is good to sit down and think, to look back and to remember all the promises that you made especially to yourself. May be it is time that you begin to keep the promises you made to yourself. Maybe the time is now. Now is the time to keep all those promises and have no regrets. So what have you promised yourself?
Written for the Daily Post’s prompt Promises
I am participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Great post to read about promises, Reema !!!

    1. Reema D'souza says:

      Thank you Vasantha πŸ™‚

  2. Soumya` says:

    I have promised myself and the people close to me that I will continue to be the way I am. I will never change and join the herd or do something because someone expects me.

    I’m one of a kind and I plan to stick on to it πŸ™‚

    1. Reema D'souza says:

      That is really nice Soumya! And yes you are indeed one of a kind! πŸ™‚

  3. This actually made me cry.It’s important to keep your own promises to yourself.Making your dreams come true is what drives us everyday

    1. Reema D'souza says:

      Yes, staying motivated to keep the promises that we make to ourselves is indeed important.

  4. Deepa says:

    Promises are meant to be kept but sometimes we are not able to do that. But it is important to make them to fulfil your dreams. Good one πŸ™‚

    1. Reema D'souza says:

      Thank you Deepa πŸ™‚

  5. Brian D'souza says:

    Made be go back in time n see those promises I made….yes I believe it’s time to chase em.

    1. Reema D'souza says:

      That is nice!

  6. Alana says:

    Not only did I not keep those promises (except for the writing part, which I consider as kept due to my blogging), but I’ve forgotten what some of them were. Sad, isn’t it.

    1. Reema D'souza says:

      Yes! That is what makes me sad- we forget the promises that we made to ourselves.

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