Promises are a commitment

Promises no matter how big, small, insignificant, or even who it was made with, should be valued and sacred. When we make a promise, we should strive to uphold and honor whatever we promised. A promise does not always have to be with another person. There have been numerous times in my life I made a promise to myself and even though they may not understand, I have made promises to my cats😊! Unfortunately, many people make empty promises, but maybe they have forgotten what a promise is and what can happen when a promise is broken. Through the rest of this post, I will discuss the true meaning of a promise, what broken promises cause, and what all of this means to me.

If you Google what a promise means it shows the meaning as a declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing, or a particular thing will happen. I think our promises are giving our word to another and our word is our bond. It has been suggested that people with strong relationships have higher emotional intelligence and tend to be more likely to stay loyal and true to their commitments. Whether the commitment made is to yourself or someone else, making a promise is a commitment that you will keep your word. It is within commitment that reinforces and solidifies trust.

Breaking a promise can result in an abrupt breakdown of trust. A broken promise can be felt as betrayal and disrespect. Not only does breaking a promise disappoint other people, but it can damage your self-esteem. This can tarnish friendships, destroy marriages, and undermine businesses. Failure to keep your promise leads to declines in personal and professional relationships, creates emotional conflicts, you lose honesty, and your relationships are poisoned with doubts and skepticism. There may be lasting anger towards the one that broke their promise and feelings of shame for trusting the person in the first place.

Relationships are built on trust, so before you make any promises make sure so with the intention of keeping the promise. Trust is not easy to build, and it takes time, but it can be lost in less than a second when there is any betrayal involved. I am doing this post because I have learned through the years who I can count on and who will never let me down, but at the same time, I have learned who does not deserve another second chance. One thing that has helped me is to have low expectations for anyone that has a history of letting me down so that I am not disappointed by the same person over and over again.

We have almost made it through this week with today being Friday eve. I will never know how we made it through this painfully long week, but we almost have. Of course, we all are happy that tomorrow is Friday and then we have the weekend to look forward to, which maybe we have plans or maybe our plans are to just rest and recuperate from the week😊, either way, we are strong, and powerful. I think it is important to remind people of this because it can be easy to forget. I hope this post was beneficial to you and helped you to understand the importance of trust and commitment because those are things no one can take away from us.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope your week has been great and you are looking forward to the weekend. I am looking forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as possible. Remember to stand up for what you believe in and be true to who you are😊! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, support, comfort, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Three Important Traits

I think three of the most important traits we “should” have as good human beings go hand in hand. The traits I think are the most important and required in life are truth, honesty, and loyalty. Of course, this is just my opinion, but I do believe you cannot have one of these traits without the others because they are firmly linked together. I know it seems obvious what these traits mean, but I am going to explain what each of them means. I am also aware that it seems that truth and honesty are the same, but there is a difference.

What does truth mean to you? For me, truth means saying what is a fact beyond a shadow of a doubt. According to the dictionary, truth can mean one of two things. One is that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality. Second, is a fact or belief that is accepted as true. Clearly, truth means speaking only what is real and absolute fact!

When you hear the word honestly, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Honesty to me means being truthful, fair, and loyal. According to the dictionary, honesty means the quality or fact of being honest, truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness with freedom of deceit or fraud. Over the past few years, we have witnessed too many lies from people running the country, which are the ones we “should” be able to truth. No matter who they are, once someone lies and deceives our trust, it can take years if ever to truth the person again. The only thing that can be accomplished with lies is hurt and severe emotional pain.

Without truth and honesty, can someone truly be loyal? What does loyalty mean to you? For me, loyalty is to be supportive, honest, truthful, and to always stand by your morals. It does not matter if you are married, in a relationship, or single, you should always stand by your significant other or family. We do not always need to agree with our partners, but we should always be honorable, faithful, and honest. According to the dictionary, loyalty means strong feelings or allegiance.

Now that the definitions have been explained, do you think you can have one without the others? What makes you feel the way you do about loyalty? As I have already said, I do not think you can have one of these traits without having the others. If someone is not truthful and honest, how can they be loyal? If we have morals, that we believe in strongly, we are probably honest, truthful, and loyal, but everyone is different, therefore their morals are unique.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I am looking forward to reading your comments and your views on these traits. We all have the right to our own opinions, and I think it is important to try understanding other people’s views. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Inspirational Wednesday

How do you stay inspired? Is there anyone in your life that inspires you to be better? I think it can be hard to be inspired by the world we are living in because it seems many bad things are happening daily. So many are quick to judge others and treat people unkind. The way the people in Ukraine are handling their struggles right now is inspiring because I cannot imagine living in fear. They appear to be joining together and helping one another through the tragedies they are experiencing, which in my eyes the way a country and people should behave.

The qualities that I admire and inspire me are honesty, loyalty, faithfulness, kindness, compassion, equality, and showing love for others. These qualities seem easy to me, but unfortunately, they are not for many. The qualities that I admire and am inspired by are the qualities my late grandfather had. It should be as easy as breathing because it is doing what is right. I have always viewed other human beings as equals and nothing but the way they treat others matters.

I have felt exhausted by the way life has been recent. It does not matter how hard I try and how much I am willing to give the treatment is not reciprocated. I think we have all heard people say that those that are the only child are normally selfish, but I am an only child and to my knowledge am very unselfish. I would give my last dollar to someone who is homeless and hungry because I feel I am lucky in my life. I try to understand what others are going through and ignore what I am dealing with. I am not saying this to feel sorry for myself because although things have not been easy, I am able to manage.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I am very interested to know what keeps you inspired because I find these things interesting. Even if we are living in different countries, we are all living in the same world. There are times no matter where we live, we need to help each other deal with the hard times we all face. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

The halfway point of the week

I have never been able to only see Wednesday as just that because viewing it as the halfway mark is a little more positive. We all know how long the weeks are, so knowing we are halfway to the weekend makes the week feel easier to deal with. What do you think? There is too much negative thinking and behaving in unpleasant ways. Even if only a few of us act in a better way, maybe we can spread the optimism. I mean, hate and anger spread like wildfire, so why can good feelings not do the same?

Today I want to share a quote with you about something I think has been lost for a long time. Too many people think being dishonest with no respect or love for others is the way to live. In my eyes, this is not a good way to live because it is not living with morals or values, but with deceit. How can anyone be happy or comfortable in life if they are not able to trust those close to them? I do not think it is possible. Trust takes time to gain and seconds to lose. We should always treat everyone with kindness and respect, and be HONEST! Remember, lies and deceit hurt and destroy relationships!

How has your week been so far? As y’all know, I was offered a job and I am just waiting for the background check to be cleared and the drug screening to be scheduled. It is nice knowing I have a job, but it would eliminate my stress to have everything completed and handled. I do not like having things being left to do because it leaves too much uncertainty and we are already living in enough uncertainty. I am not concerned about either of the things left to do, but want them DONE!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared with you today and look forward to reading your comments. I promise to respond to your comments as quickly as I can. As the days carry on, do not forget to stay as safe as possible! Please never forget I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa