Broken Promises

Whether we live in realms of realism or dally in make-believe, broken promises snap off the tender twigs of trust we extend to ourselves and to others:

  • We promise ourselves that we will stop our addictive behavior, and yet we continue.
  • We promise ourselves that we will leave that abusive relationship, and yet we stay.
  • We promise ourselves that we will pursue the art calling to our soul, and yet we dally our days away.

Broken promises.

  • Others promise to stay forever, and yet they leave.
  • Others promise to help us grow, and yet they neglect.
  • Others promise to be fair, and yet they betray.

Broken promises

Although they might be irretrievable as living expressions for this lifetime, we can craft them into something beautiful—a remembrance. As we admire our art, we remember the One who gifted our hands to form something of permanence from disappointment. He is the One who never leaves us and always remains faithful to His word.

Yes, broken promises are a very real part of life. Yet, those who create art from their severed twigs will release healing to other souls.


About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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