Alex Sheen started the non-profit “Because I Said I Would” in memory of his dad.
Not because of something that he said, but because of what his dad did, and that was always keep his word.
“He didn’t influence me by sitting me on his knee and saying what promises mean; he led by example,” Sheen said.
After just three years, Sheen has spoken to thousands of adults and children around the country and started local chapters of “Because I Said I Would.”
They’ve also sent out more than five million promise cards, where people are encouraged to write out a promise for self-improvement, improving their world or holding true to their values.
Sheen says a promise kept– no matter how small– makes the community and that person better. And that message was very well-received by a woman in Las Vegas.
“She told me that she had something that she wanted to give me. I ran …