Day 1514: Trust

Trust me to start a blog post with a definition.

trust
trəst
noun
1.firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.
“relations have to be built on trust”
synonyms: confidence, belief, faith, certainty, assurance, conviction, credence, reliance
“good relationships are built on trust”
2.LAW
confidence placed in a person by making that person the nominal owner of property to be held or used for the benefit of one or more others.
verb
1.believe in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of.
“I should never have trusted her”
synonyms: rely on, depend on, bank on, count on, be sure of
“he can be trusted to carry out an impartial investigation”
2.archaic
allow credit to (a customer).

Do you trust that definition?  What helps or hinders your trust?

I trust that my  boyfriend, Michael, will say this again in the near future:

“Who are you going to trust?  Me or your lying eyes?”

Trusty Michael says that when we’re discussing people in power whom we don’t trust.

Do you trust that my eyes have seen all these things?

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 Is there trust in your heart, here and now? Do you trust that I’ll find music about trust on YouTube?

Do you trust me to end each post with thanks to all who helped me create it and — of course! — to you?

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41 thoughts on “Day 1514: Trust

  1. Trust is a wonderful thing but, due to various circumstances, I have lost my trust in other people.

    • I periodically lose my trust in other people, Julie, but I always seem to regain it. I trust you know that I love seeing you here.

  2. I trust we will both read each other’s blog tomorrow.

  3. I trust that we’ll still manage to have a good day somehow, Ann, in Syracuse and in Boston.

  4. Luis Del Castillo

    I trust that your blog is always very entertaining and enjoyable!

  5. I start with no trust, then POSSIBLY allow it. My husband does the opposite, starts with total trust, then POSSIBLY loses it. Interesting how people can differ so much with no real option. Great post, as always!

  6. I trust that whenever I come here, I shall not be disappointed. I shall find fascinating, wonderful, quirky things to read and see — and you are always true.

    I also learned long ago, it’s not about trusting others — it’s about trusting myself to listen to myself to take appropriate action for me when I feel the quivers of distrust about others rising within me. 🙂

  7. One’s own instinct on such matters should be trusted

  8. I trust you. And I trust that none of us will scare the ice cream.

  9. I think trust is like hope: without it we’d be unable to keep going. In fact trust and hope are intertwined, an idea that never occurred to me before–but I always hope and trust that you’ll make me think about things in a new way.
    I also trust and hope that this’ll put a smile on your face.

  10. A very trustworthy post Ann 💛

  11. Trust doesn’t come easy for me, I hope people trust me and I do trust many people but once that trust is broken it takes a while to repair it

  12. Trust is a hard thing for me to do. Best not to expect people to always be trustworthy, in my opinion! We’re only human!

  13. Who can I trust to let me try a bit of that dish?

  14. I trust I will always find something interesting to read on your blog and am never disappointed Ann.

  15. Your blog made me think of a quote from James Agee that goes something like “I know less than a dozen alive whose eyes I would trust as I trust my own.” Indeed.

  16. Ann, I know I can trust you to blog every day and always post something I can appreciate and/or relate to!

  17. Trust is something I have given out too readily. Life has taught me that trust must be earned.

  18. I trust your ability to help others walk through their thoughts and feelings. I really trust that.

  19. i value this reflection, Ann!
    can be a challenge reconciling
    our conflicting natures
    to trust & not trust 🙂

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