Emotional level: 7
Mental level: 6
TODAY I LEARNED: A peanut is not a nut.
You know that feeling when the person you thought you could trust stabs you in the back? And they don’t just stab you once. They stab you over and over until there’s just nothing left. That feeling when your trust completely breaks apart is the moment when you realize you’ve had enough. You will no longer be the same after that irrevocable cycle.
Sometimes it doesn’t take multiple times. Often, just one act of distrust is enough to completely destroy the concept of loyalty. I’ve debated back and forth about whether I should discuss trust due to past events in my life, but I feel it’s something worth bringing up. Mainly because trust is important. Without trust, we have no capability of bonds with others. Our friendships and worth go in the trash and we’re left with nothing but disappointment and fear.
Sounds intense, but it’s the truth. We’re all capable of distrust and dishonesty, some of us more than others. But what determines who is left with less or more all depends on the quality of character and whether a person is willing to trust again or leave it all alone entirely.
Obviously, it’s ideal to trust…but what happens when you’ve been hurt too much and too many times? People can be mean, but that doesn’t mean you have to swear off trust for good. Trust is a wonderful thing and it helps us stay connected with those we care about.
My only advice is that you try. That’s all we can do is try and that has to be enough. We try our best, and that’s what matters. Trust yourself and in that same respect, trust others as well. If you get knocked down and your trust is dwindling, try one more time. Don’t let someone else’s mistakes make your life miserable. It’s worth another try. 😊
Blessed Be )O(