The Promise

I bought myself this 'promise ring' when I was 18. It was my first "big" purchase and my first credit account. The promise was a personal one to myself based on religious beliefs, and was not kept. I took it off when I broke that promise. I was disappointed in myself and didn't feel worthy of this silly little $100 ring. As I got older I realized that the promise I initially made was not even my own and was meaningless to me personally. After my divorce I had a new promise to make to myself, and the ring had new meaning. I've made other promises along the way to myself and my kids as I've experienced the trials and tribulations of living and loving. They're easier to keep when they come from you and not outside sources.
Very true!
posted December 29th, 2017  
Lovely photo and thoughtful words.
posted December 29th, 2017  
Thoughtful reflection of the purpose of the ring and the growth you made as you matured. Lovely shot of this ring. I hope it means you'll wear it again.
posted December 29th, 2017  
@randystreat I honestly don’t remember the last time I took it off, this photo aside.
posted December 30th, 2017  
Very nice and sensitive words. Life teaches the good and the low, the beautiful and the adverse. The voice inside - it is the voice of the heart. I think you will not fail if you follow her.

best regards
posted December 30th, 2017  
I still have the ring I bought with my first pay-packet - no money left afterwards though, ad I can no longer get it on my finger!! It is still important. I also bought myself a Liberation Ring after my divorce, and wore it for years. I gave it to my daughter when she found the courage to leave an abusive relationship!
posted January 5th, 2018  
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