The Promise



Such Innocence… rights words make great men!

Yesterday night I was rummaging through my eldest son’s stuff ( he was asleep by then 🙂 ) when I found this note stuffed in one of the pocket of his school trouser. I simply presumed one of his teachers must have given him in his new Secondary school.

Here it is, word for word:

”There are three things that you must never do in life, for any reason…

The first is use drugs. Some of them taste good and they whisper in your ear that they will make you feel better than you could ever feel without them. Don’t believe them. Promise me you won’t do it.

I promise.

The second is use weapons. Even if someone hurts your feelings or damages your memories or insults God, the earth or men, promise me you’ll never pick up a gun, or a knife, or a stone, or even the wooden ladle we use, if that ladle can be used to hurt someone. Promise.

I promise.

The  third is cheat or steal. What’s yours belongs to you, what isn’t doesn’t. You can earn the money you need by working, even if working is hard. You must never cheat anyone, all right? You must be tolerant and hospitable to everyone. Promise me you’ll do that.

I promise.”

And that was it. I was happy when I read it, I mean, there’s no preaching better than that. If our children, and even the society at large could adhere to this simple words, there would be no ISIS, no wars, and we would be having street parties daily. 🙂


NP: Friends, I’m embarking on series of projects that would seriously impact on my ability to blog, nevertheless, I would always visit your blogs as often as I could, and I would also find time to write every week or every other week until New Year. Have fun guys and take care of yourselves. Remember this words, ‘Always do for other people everything you want them to do for you,’ Peter Nelson used to say that to me often, and he was my dad!

Much love, always!

🙂 🙂

46 comments on “The Promise

  1. eightdecades says:

    Some days I find that just looking at the blog and checking new postings can lift my spirits so much. sometimes I don’t even know they need lifting. Sometimes a posting such as yours reminds me of why we all should share with others more!
    Loved your posting today. Thanks for reading and sharing your childs’ pocket note.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      You’re right. I’ve read tons of posts that has lifted my spirit, made me laugh and just made life worth living. I’m happy you like this post! I told my son when he came home from school today and we reread the note together. I appreciate your visit and kindness. Thank you!

  2. Al says:

    What a wonderful thing to give to the new kids. I love it.

    Don’t work too hard Seyi. Take time out for yourself.

  3. renxkyoko says:

    Good stuff, Seyisandra.

  4. That must be one awesome school. If only the world could live by those words, the world would be a better place indeed!

  5. That saying came from Jesus. Except his was worded more like Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Take care.

  6. Lovely, reassuring words to live by, and great to teach a child. Good luck in your new venture, and I look forward to reading your blogs again.

  7. MsAidyl says:

    This is so touching. He learnt from the best. Whatever you’re doing, it’s working! Enjoy your sabbatical x

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Glad you think so Aidyl, glad for your visit. I promise to stop by yours too as time permits! My very best wishes to you, have a lovely weekend!!
      Blessings. 🙂

  8. I e joyed the promise very much I’m going to pass it on to my grand children. Credit to you of course. You must be proud of your so. Good luck with your project. I’m busy on one myself.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks for your kind comment Kim, I’m happy you like the promise, it’s kudos to my son’s teachers, I believe they’re well trained. I appreciate your kindness my friend, I wish you best of lucky on your project too!
      Blessings. 🙂

  9. danniehill says:

    Great success in your other endeavors!

  10. Sherri says:

    Ahh dear Seyi, what a beautiful message and you are right, if only we could all live this way. I think there is no better way than doing to others what you would have them do to you…the words of the Master Himself 🙂 You are a beautiful heart as are your dear children and family. I wish every success in your endeavours and always look forward to your visits as you are able…you bring sunshine into my life my dear friend. God bless you and much love to you too 🙂 ❤

    • Seyi sandra says:

      I always appreciate your visits and kindness Sherri dear. I always live by that law, doing to others what I would have wanted done to me. I recently realised that words was from Christ and I thought I knew all the words of the Bible. My dad has a way with those words to make it stick in my brain. I would be over yours soon with a cup of tea and biscuits because I love to read your stories slowly.

      Do have a pleasant weekend my friend, whatever the weather. 🙂
      Much love to you my friend! 🙂 🙂

  11. Luanne says:

    Seyi, what a sweet message to find! Your son is a treasure. xo

  12. Ste J says:

    Wise words, it is nice to see some good press for teachers as the papers seem content to blast them at every opportunity they get. I shall miss you but look forward to hearing news of the projects at some point, take care and you have my thoughts and best wishes always.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      You’re right, I always think teachers are doing (a) fantastic job, it’s not easy teaching unruly teenagers. I would still be blogging, and still visiting blogs, it would be sporadic though. I’ll update you at some point my friend. I appreciate your kindness, have a great weekend.

  13. mihrank says:

    Amazing, creative. Bravo!!

  14. Tanveer Rauf says:

    Honestly thankful to your son and your checking that such valuable reminder came in lime light. I would anxiously wait for your blogs to come:)

  15. Wise lessons from a beautiful Soul ❤ Pawkisses 🙂

  16. gageier says:

    Was mögen diese Kinderaugen ausdrücken und denken tolles Foto einen schönen Donnerstag liebe Seyisand wünscht dir Klaus mit vielen lieben Grüßen

  17. Those 3 promises, if followed, should go a long way in making sure kids go down the right path…

  18. Hardethaewoh says:

    If we αℓℓ make that promise & stick to it.. The world will surely be a better place!
    ❤ ☺

    & Where are you ? You've been away for a while!

  19. seanbidd says:

    After reading, and reading again. For one reason or another, the words “No more. No more! No more…” came to mind.” Not sure why, but I’m sad for the world and the worlds of people right now, though what if those three promises rang out everywhere, perhaps it would all be different.

  20. RoSy says:

    A great find!

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