“What’s your New Year’s resolution, Granny?” Ben asked. And I wonder how many folks are making those resolutions today, forgetting the promises we make to ourselves are as important as the ones we make to others.
I tells Ben, “Those resolutions you make don’t make no sense if you don’t keep the promises you make to yourself, so make them few and simple, so you don’t forget. A promise is your word, and keeping it is being honest with yourself and often other folks.
Granny’s promise is to never forget the Man Upstairs and give thanks for life and friends and family, wherever they may be, not just in Cloutierville, Louisiana. I don’t need change my promises each year because the one I make is hard enough to keep, just as it is for everyone. But in keeping it I honor what I do and try to do what’s right for me and everybody else.”