I enjoyed reading your Commentary and Philosophy Non-Fiction. I raised four boys and they have often told me after being scolded for some behavior, "Mom, I'll never do that again." My response, "Don't make promises you can't keep."
This is a lovely piece. I would have liked it even better if you'd started and ended with your 'never' philosophy. The 'nevers' could have been used really effectively at the start of the piece, for example
"Never intend to do something without actually doing it"
that sort of thing.
Nevertheless,(get it - NEVERtheless!!) this was a good piece. A little adjustment and you'll have nailed it.