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Jennifer Brown Banks is an award-winning blogger, ghost writer and relationship columnist. Her work has been featured at: PRO BLOGGER, Men With Pens, Write to Done, and other top sites. Visit her "Top 25" Writing Blog at http://penandprosper.blogspot.com/.

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Keeping Your Word and Showing Up in Your Relationships

“The simplest deed is better than the greatest intention.” ~John Burroughs

In former times, a person’s word was his “bond.”

In fact, major business deals were transacted and solidified with a simple promise and a firm handshake. It was that basic.

Court cases were reserved for hardened criminals, not contractual breaches. And trust? It was as much of a commodity as stocks and bonds.

I miss those days.

Based upon a number of personal and professional interactions over the last couple of years, it seems that not enough folks consider their word as binding, particularly when it comes to friends …