November POWerful Word – DEPENDABILITY – Week 2

Someone please remind us what it means to make a promise (i.e. declaring what you will definitely do or not do). When people are dependable, we take their promises at face value– meaning, we believe that they will follow through, right? What kinds of promises do you make to the people in your family (i.e. chores/contributions, clean up, do homework, get self up for school)? To your friends? What helps you to follow through with your promises (i.e. I put it on my calendar, I write myself notes, I put the item in my bag before going to sleep). Finish this sentence; “When I keep my promises to my family and friends…” (i.e. they trust me, give more privileges, strengthen friendships). Now this one: “If I break my promises over and over…” (i.e. they won’t believe me). Dependability makes a difference!

If you have time: What was a recent promise you made to your friends or family members? How did you make sure to follow through?