“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford


Since we each began to talk and socialize with one another, we’ve undoubtedly made our fair share of promises and have had promises made to us. Promises to keep a secret, or to pick up our room in exchange for TV or video game time. Some of our promises have huge and lasting consequences such as when we make a wedding vow or a commitment to repay a huge loan for a home or a college education.


Many songs and storylines have been written about promises kept and broken.  Well, what really is a promise anyway? And why are they important to keep? Merriam-Webster defines a promise as “a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified” and a “reason to expect something, especially for the expectation of success, improvement, or excellence.”


So, what happens when a promise is broken? It usually causes hurt and pain for the person who was on the receiving end, yet never had that promise fulfilled. Broken promises can erode trust and can cause irreparable damage to a relationship. This goes for all relationships: parents to children, children to parents, spouse to spouse, friend to friend, and business to customer.


At Forest Lawn, we have something that we call the Forest Lawn Promise. And it is very simple. We promise to be here for you when you need help the most. It goes beyond the beauty of our memorial parks and the fame of our art and architecture. It is something that is essentially who we are, what we believe, and what we do.


To learn more about the Forest Lawn Promise, call us at 888-204-3131 or visit us online at ForestLawn.com and click on the “Chat with an expert” tab. One of our caring representatives will be glad to tell you more about what Forest Lawn is committed to doing for you and your family in your time of need.