My word is bond. It took me years to realize the importance of my word. My word, a promise, to follow through on what was spoken and agreed upon. Your word to show up and be present for whatever you gave your word to. That simple concept was lost on me for too long. Be it as a son, boyfriend, friend or stranger, I was horrible at following through on my word. From my college years to my late 30's, my word really mean't very little. I mean if were being honest right? Because of my huge ego and selfish ways, my word was based on pleasing those two. It was a very lonely place to be. Alone with your hollow words and empty relationships.
I bring this up at this hour cause I volunteered to work a charity ball tonight and I simply want to stay home and rest. I'm not getting paid and I give of myself to my students and friends daily. So who would it hurt if I called in and cancelled? They don't know me, I don't know them. But here's the thing, a friend of mine called me in for help. She reached out cause of the bond that we have grown over the years. her compassion and kindness has in so many ways helped my personal life and the growth of my business. A friend called upon me for help and I answered the call.
I gave my word that I would be there and I intend to, shiny suit and all. Follow through, you have to be honest if you can follow through with your word. If you can't, that's fine too, but make sure you let them know. Tell them what you are capable of, trust me, your time means a lot and goes along way. We had to paint the back of our building today and a couple of parents of our kid students and a few of our teachers showed up. On a clear and gorgeous Saturday they gave their time and talent to make our little building look sharp. I am so grateful as I think our meek beginnings as a dojo began in a garage a few years back. I gave me word to make this dojo happen, but I would never haven't gotten this far without people who believed in me. Thank you. My word is bond and I don't intend to run out on my friends today or ever for that fact. Ok, gotta get dressed now. See you all down the road.