Have you ever tried to borrow a pen or book, and promised to return it? I believed everybody has its own kind of experience. The question is: did you take it seriously or you don’t mind if you’ll return it on time?
If you fail to fulfill your promise, it is just a word of mouth that blew away in the air. If you fulfill your promise, it’s a word of honor.
When we borrow something and failed to return it—you didn’t value your word and the kindness of the borrower. The first thing that we should practice is to start learning to appreciate—small or big things. Borrowing small things such as pen doesn’t remain as small things. The effect of it—is big. It’s a big reflection of who you are as a person. Learn to value small thing so you can learn to value big things. This is the reason why we must honor the words we say and not just associate it as mere word of mouth.
“Always prefer the plain direct word to the long, vague one. Don’t implement promises, but keep them.” C.S. Lewis