Empty Promise

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

What is life if it’s devoid of promise?

‘Promise’ - a simple word that encapsulates so much – hope, trust, purpose, expectation, integrity, and meaning.

The promise of a new day is in essence that beacon of light, the thing that keeps you going, propels you forward.

It’s lined with potential and filled with possibility.

But today, the prevailing trend is one of empty promise.

Whether it’s a politician, friend, work, colleague or a loved one, or even indeed ourselves, we take on a promise with a grain of salt.

No expectation for it to be fulfilled, no disappointment when it’s not.

The consistent let downs embedding within us a sense of distrust and cynicism.

You’ve been let down so many times, why should this time be any different?

But the question is.

When was the last time you made a promise?

When was the last time you even made a promise to yourself?