We probably wouldn’t dream of breaking even the tiniest promise we make to our child, our spouse, or our best friend. We know how much it would hurt them – the pain it would cause when our words say one thing about how much they matter to us, but then our actions show them another.
Yet we often think nothing of breaking promises to ourselves – the little promises like “I will take more me-time when I need it” and the big promises like “I will take better care of my body so I can grow old with my loved ones.” We honor those we love by keeping our promises to them.
Isn’t it about time we show ourselves the same honor and respect?
Today, I will honor and respect myself by keeping the promises I make to myself.
© Kimberly Krueger- Meditations for Recovery