It’s one of those things that takes years to build, and a few seconds to tear it down.
We need trust in every relationship. Whether it’s friends, relatives, family members, and relationships - trust is what holds those together. Even services like auto mechanics, plumbers, heating/air conditioning, basic construction needs – they all require trust. In general, the person you vote for each and every election is the person that you trust the most. The place you get your news from – it’s the place you trust. Our currency says “In God We Trust“. Even your doctor and your dentist – you definitely need to trust them. You most likely attend the church you attend, because you trust the leadership. You don’t necessarily need to trust your co-workers, but it sure makes your job a lot nicer when you can.
Every single relationship we have, they ALL require some form of trust.
This day in age, it can be a difficult task at times finding someone you can trust. Nothing leaves a bitter taste in my mouth more than the feeling of thinking or knowing I got ripped off. And most of the time, there is absolutely nothing I can do about it.
That’s why I am so thankful that I’ve got so many people in my life that I can trust. In some cases, it is people that really could take advantage of me if they wanted to. People like auto mechanics, hvac, computer technicians, fencers, and exterminators – I’ve got friends in many of these industries and I am so thankful for them because in every one of these areas – they are skilled and I am not.
God has surrounded me with good, honest people, and I am extremely grateful for that! I want to make sure that given an opportunity to return the favor – I will be ready and prepared. I do not want to jeopardize the trust that I have built up with them, and I want them to know that they can trust me as well.
Can the people in your life trust you? Do they want to? Need to?
The golden rule is “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you“. In other words – treat people the same way you would like to be treated. Treat them with respect, honor, and dignity. Even when you feel like they don’t deserve it.
Do you practice that in your relationships? With friends? Family? Bosses? Clients? Co-Workers?
We all should be trying this a little harder than maybe we already are.