is still an empty promise. We don’t mean to hurt people by them because we say them to keep us safe from committing to something we may or may not be able to commit to. We know the other person will understand and sometime in the future, it’ll happen we’re sure of it. What if empty promises stay an empty promise that never turns into what it should have been in the first place…a promise? This is when the memory of the
empty promise being made burns away at the heart of someone who truly misses the value of what it used to be.
Call me sensitive or a softy, but regardless I cannot take anymore empty promises that I make to myself or others. I cannot comprehend how others can throw them out as if they have no repercussions. In this life all we have is our word and when that goes to crap, what else is there? A friend, Jason Woodard had a friend Mike who posted:
“To be the best and grow you must surround yourself with others who care, bring a high level of passion and are of a quality to bring out the best in you. Too many people around me that don’t match that criteria. Time to better my team!!!”
I read this and couldn’t agree more. I might have a lot of people who share the same interests as me, but that’s where it stops. I am not the most social-able person who is the “life of the party,” so you can call me a wallflower, but know my heart is sincere when I write this: I need more friends that have my back. I wish I had the courage to smile and pretend I am ok with us not seeing each other regularly or catching up for a phone call, but I would not be true to myself. I am hurt and don’t want to be bitter about it anymore.
My faith encourages me to encourage and love others, but I am drawing a line where it goes into the void and how it can be used for a greater purpose. I think I need a break from social media. I am on facebook and instead of hearing about people’s lives, I am reading about it and often feel sad I cannot be there during the happy/good times. I know it’s the way to “stay connected,” but I feel far from it.