It's hard to keep your word. Sometimes things come up and promises have to be broken. Visits back home are postponed due to weekend work schedules. Closets remained cluttered because it's fall and you only do "spring cleaning." The slumber party for the kids never happens because you haven't finished the basement repairs. Life happens. Enough said. But I believe keeping your word, especially to yourself, is an important skill to master. I say "skill" because it can be developed and improved over time. In his book, The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz encourages everyone to be impeccable with their word. I believe this is so important when it relates to yourself. It's a simple case of the golden rule. Treat people the way you would like to be treated. And YOU count as one of those people. In my opinion, keeping your word keeps you spiritually solvent. So clean those closets and plan those slumber parties! And I will take my vitamins and hit the gym. Because if you can't trust you, who will?