Blog - November 3, 2022
Day 3 :The November Happiness Challenge 2022
One of the most popular sayings that we currently see everywhere now is: “Trust no one”. And guess what? A high percentage of people subscribe to it. These people can’t exactly be blamed because they arrived at this due to the experiences they’ve had. They probably have fully trusted people in the past and this trust got betrayed. Some even tried it again and again and they got the same result, so they decided to do away with trust altogether, since it has brought them nothing but disappointment.
But please, hear me out. Do you really think we can get through life without trusting one another? For a second, imagine a life without trust. You go to work everyday with the belief that you’d still find your job there, right? That’s a level of trust. You know that your parents always have your back, that is trust, and many other examples.
Another way to view this is by understanding that you want people to trust you too. You don’t want people second guessing you every time because they have been burnt in the past. You want to be given a benefit of doubt, right? You want to be extended grace, you truly want to eb trusted because it is one of the ways to build integrity. I’d suggest you do that with other people too. Try to trust them at least until they give you a reason not to.
ME giving you a smile
With our loved ones, one of the ways to fully love them in a healthy way is by trusting them. Trust is an integral part of love and once it is absent, thing might begin to fall off. Some people say that not trusting means they won’t be easily hurt but I disagree. Trusting or not trusting doesn’t protect from hurt in the long run. We can only hope that things go well and we are given the mercies to overcome tribulations. It really is better to trust and expect positives than be so untrusting and think up doom filled situations.
There are no guarantees in life, as we all know, so let’s just do all we can and sincerely look forward to the best. Trust is very important in our daily endeavors, especially because we should expect the grace we extend to others.
You have little ones around you who relate with you based on the trust they have for you, while you also have people that you only engage in dealings with because you have grown a level of trust for them . See? Trust is highly important.
I remember having a conversation with someone who blatantly told me they didn’t trust anyone because human beings aren’t trustworthy. I explained to them that while I understood their stance and wouldn’t invalidate it, I would also like to ask them if they thought that was gthe best way to live. I reiterated on how there are indeed trustworthy people in the world and we shouldn’t allow the actions of others to invalidate them. I also told them to remember that people would only entrust certain activities unto them, while expecting successful deliveries only because they trust their capabilities, so they should extend that to other people.
Darling, if you dedcide to trust someone and they betray that trust, it isn’t on you. it is on them. Do not let anyone change who you are! and I’d leave you with this words from Anonymous : “It is better to be trusted, than to be liked
Today, we are going to define what Trust means in our own words, and we will make a list of the people in our lives who we believe we trust, and expect same from.
I’ll be back. OBA