Shared With Us

Examples of promises people have written

These promise stories have been shared with because I said I would through social media and on this site. Our hope is that these promises inspire you to make promises that better yourself, your community and humanity. Many of the problems that impact the human race can be solved when enough individuals make the commitment to do the right thing. Share your story using #becauseisaidiwould and tagging us or submit your story directly to us by clicking here.


Asking the homeless to draw a picture

  “I asked some homeless people to draw a picture of whatever they wanted. This is what they did.” Zamboni “Eric said “I used to love hockey. I could draw that.”  I thought it was interesting that he said used...

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Went back to college to obtain my degree and graduated with a 3.486 GPA…

“Went back to college to obtain my degree and graduated with a 3.486 GPA all while being a Full-time mom, Full-time employee, and Full-time student. ? C/O 2016” Posted by Rie. Congratulations to all the new graduates who worked hard...

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Woman backs out of kidney donation

Posted by Amber: “My story started through social media in December 2014. A local business, Yonsei University, where my daughter studies martial arts shared Darin’s facebook page. The page had all sorts of information – information about his life, his...

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Third race complete — 2:00, 13.1 miles (my NEW PR, shaved off 9 mins :) )

“Third race complete — 2:00, 13.1 miles (my NEW PR, shaved off 9 mins 🙂 ) & a tanktop with a reasonably sized tear. Today I completed a promise I made to myself three years ago right after I had...

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Jennifer won’t be stopped.

It’s not easy being the odd one out. We often say this when we’re talking about children, but imagine being the only student in your 40’s trying to join a college student organization. You get a lot of looks. You...

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“I have never shared with anyone, not even my live-in boyfriend…”

“I struggle heavily with an eating disorder (something I have never shared with anyone, not even my live-in boyfriend of 2 years.) I’ve mastered the “art” of silent purging, and do so almost daily. I always tell myself “This is...

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