Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Trust

What does trust mean? We hear and use the word so often in our daily lives, but what does it really mean? It means to hand over the power you hold in a situation and let someone else hold that power. To trust in someone is to believe that they have your best interest at heart.

I am a very trusting person. I have never really been suspicious of people's behaviours. I have always projected my own behaviours onto other people. If I wouldn't possibly think to break a trust, neither would they, right?

As we all know, this is not always the case. Promises and trusts are broken every minute of every day. People are hurt, and disappointed. In some cases they are even harmed physically. Trust is a very powerful tool, and one shouldn't enter into it lightly.

When there is someone in your life that has proven time after time without fail that they can be trusted with your most intimate secrets, your physical well being, and your emotional stability, you are a lucky person. But you are also a very vulnerable person, because by giving them that trust, you give the the power to destroy you as well.

To trust and be trusted are very wonderful things....don't ever take that too lightly.

7 comments:

Jacques said...

Its very hard when trust is violated. All you can do is learn and apply that lesson to the next time. That is how you grow above that

Desiree said...

Yes, there isn't much sweeter than having someone(s) to trust. It's like a relief to one's soul!

deb said...

Trust is so hard to build and so easy to break. I've told my son this, I hope he learns and I hope that one day I can trust him again.

Becky said...

You fear living with it and you can't live without it... all you can do is put it out there and pray that you won't get burned. And if you do, you pick yourself up and start all over again.

Melody said...

Wow...very well put!

flutter said...

trust is so enigmatic, hard to build easy to destroy. Here is to hoping yours is always honored

Fatma said...

I like your nice post!

I find mu self a happy person because I am a trusted person.