“ Words and eggs must be handled with care.
Once broken they are impossible
things to repair.”
-Anne Sexton, 1975
Another way of making a promise is by saying: “I give you my word.” When you do what you say you are going to do, you are being true to you word – you are being honest, and showing integrity. It is important for people to be able to trust each other. And when once a word is broken, the trust that comes with it is broken, too. We can gain trust, and show that we are trustworthy, by being true to our word.