Trust 8 February 2017

dsc_0316What is trust? What does it mean to me? Trust is being able to count on someone not to lie, cheat, or steal to you, on you, or from you. Trust is knowing, without a doubt, that you can count on the person and share your inner most self with them. They will not forsake you, belittle you, talk behind your back, hide the truth from you, or walk out on you.

Trust: to place confidence; to commit or place in one’s care or keeping; to rely on the truthfulness of; assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. (Webster, student edition)

If I trust you, then you are a trustee, someone who I’ve placed a trust in. So my definition img_1685from above fits: Trust is being able to count on someone not to lie, cheat, or steal to you, on you, or from you. Trust is knowing, without a doubt, that you can count on the person and share your inner most self with them. They will not forsake you, belittle you, talk behind your back, hide the truth from you, or walk out on you.

img_1568I haven’t experienced a lot of situations where my trust has been broken, but the ones I have known have been real doozies. Those broken dreams and my trashed heart have taught me, not necessarily to be more careful about who I trust, but rather to be more guarded personally. To be less open, more closed about who I am in the deepest sense my self. And the song plays on, “Leave it there, leave it there. Just take your burden to the Lord, Oh and leave it there.” Trust.

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About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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