A small word for a big thing.
Why do we trust? Is it when certain criteria have been met or is it something deeper, something undefinable, or explainable? Is it that gut reaction, that instinct or intuition that has never steered you wrong? Is it a sense that ‘Yes, this is good. This makes me comfortable. This makes me feel safe’?
Whatever the reason for trust being given, the one thing that we need to recognise and remember is that it is a sacred thing and if someone has gifted us with that trust it behooves us to treat it with respect, with care, and as the fragile thing that it is.
It can be so easily broken but yet when it is in place and nourished with communication and honesty it can create the sturdiest foundation. One that can weather whatever winds blow through the landscape of your relationship.
Photograph by Athena Grace