Poor Andy. Last year, we took him on the Jaws ride at Universal Studios. We promised him it was safe. We assured him it was all fake. We vowed he wouldn’t get scared. We. Were. Wrong. He was very traumatized. And as you know, hindsight doesn’t do much good after you’ve made promises & offered reassurances. I learned a valuable lesson from this. A lesson in parenting, but perhaps, a lesson in life too. I need to be careful of the promises I make. My word is my bond. Unlike the bible days, these days, we don’t make promises with blood or covenants. We make promises with our words. And if we want people to trust us, and we want people to look up to us and we want people to believe in us…our words need to live up to the promises our mouths speak.