The Terrific Tuesday posts throughout the month of August have been about taking chances and doing things that are good for us, but perhaps a little scary. Today's post is about a scary chance taking opportunity. That is taking a chance by trusting someone in a relationship.
We all have relationships with a vast number of people. There are the relationships with spouses, significant others and children. In addition, we have relationships with friends and co-workers. We also have relationships with doctors, teachers, social workers, store clerks and others we come across on a daily basis. Some of these relationships would be better if we had a little trust in the other person. I am not saying to pick the grocery store clerk and give her your ATM pin number and let her keep your purse.
Instead, I am saying look at all your relationships. Is there someone that you must be involved with, but do not fully trust the other party to the relationship. Look at your relationship with your spouse. Have you given your spouse your ATM pin? Do you hide purchases in your car? Is your salary a secret? What about your co-workers, have you been harboring secret resentments based upon a lack of trust. Do you think the clerk at the local market is secretly overcharging you very time you buy bananas? What if you took a chance on one of those relationships and extended a little trust?
Trust is a precious thing. Once it is broken, it can take years to restore and rebuild. This post is not about extending trust to those who have broken it in the past. Take a chance and add a small amount of trust to a relationship in your life because it may prove to be a terrific thing! So the question for you this Terrific Tuesday is what relationship do you have that you can improve with a little trust?
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