Our guests often comment on the delicious food that comes from our kitchen! The man behind those amazing meals is our talented chef and food service manager, Giovanni Faudale. Each week at the beginning of our staff meetings, one of the managers offers a reflection, so during last week’s meeting Gio read this inspiring poem. We hope that it touches and inspires you too! Are there other promises that you live out each day? Share with us in the comments.

Promise Yourselfpromise

Promise yourself to live every day to the max;

To dream big and see every glass as half full;

To set high expectations for yourself and for those around you;

To get things done rather than talking about them;

To say you’ll try rather than complaining why you can’t;

To lead by example rather than through control;

To win with integrity rather than at all costs;

To make work fun rather than a chore;

To face challenges head-on rather than surrendering your dreams to fear;

To raise your hand rather than pointing fingers and to learn from mistakes rather than covering them up.

During your journey, promise yourself to do your best and nothing less;

To make people feel good about themselves and proud of their accomplishments;

And to be as excited about the success of others as you are about your own.

If you promise yourself anything less, you’ll be letting yourself down.

After all, a promise is a promise.

~Frank Sonnenberg