THE TRUST OF PEOPLE

TRUST IS A POWERFUL THING. WE DON’T OFTEN CONSCIOUSLY THINK OF IT WHEN DEALING WITH PEOPLE BUT WE SHOULD. FOR ME, I LIKE TRUST ALONGSIDE WITH HONOR AND RESPECT. AND TRUST FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON’T KNOW, IS SOMETHING THAT MUST BE EARNED FIRST. AND THERE IN LIES THE HARD PART. HOW DOES ONE EARN TRUST WHILE BEING EXPECTED TO GIVE IT TO THE OTHER PERSON IN RETURN AT THE SAME TIME.

THE BEST WAY, IS TO BE THE BIGGER MAN AND EARN IT FROM THE OTHER PERSON. THAT WAY IT’LL BE YOUR HONOR TO HAVE THEIR TRUST FIRST. AND IF YOUR LUCKY YOU’LL HAVE THEIR RESPECT ALONG WITH IT. SOMETIMES IT’S A LONG AND HARD ROAD, BUT IT’S A SURPRISING REWARD WHEN YOU REALIZE YOU HAVE IT FORM SOMEONE YOU DIDN’T EVEN THINK YOU HAD EARNED IT FROM.

IT HAPPENED TO ME TODAY FROM SOMEONE YOU MIGHT THINK WAS A LITTLE HARSH OR RUDE UPON FIRST MEETING. I DIDN’T EVEN REALIZE THIS PERSON WAS PAYING ATTENTION TO ME. IT OCCURRED TO ME THOUGH AFTER THE FIRST FEW SENTENCES OF THE CONSERVATION, THAT I SHOULD CONSIDER IT AN HONOR THAT THIS PERSON WAS EVEN SHARING A PIECE OF THEIR LIFE WITH ME. A LIFE THAT STARTED IN A COUNTRY THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY FULL OF GOOD PEOPLE WHO WERE BROUGHT UP WITH HONOR AND RESPECT LIKE YOU AND I.

THOUGH I SPECIFICALLY DON’T KNOW WHAT I DID TO EARN THEIR HONOR AND TRUST, I WOULD IMAGINE IT MIGHT ALSO BE WHAT I DIDN’T DO. I GUESS THIS PERSON SAW THROUGH MY ARMOR SOMEHOW AND DECIDED IT WAS WORTH GIVING ME A GLIMPSE INTO THEIRS.

 AS I SIT HERE AND WRITE THIS I STILL DON’T TAKE LIGHTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO ME TODAY. I’M STILL SURPRISED THAT I WAS EVEN ABLE TO REALIZE WHAT WAS GOING ON WHILE IT WAS HAPPENING. I THINK IT HAPPENED BECAUSE I STOPPED FOR JUST A SECOND, “TO SMELL THE ROSES”. IT WAS A TREASURE THAT I HOPE I’LL NEVER LOSE. AND I HOPE I’LL HAVE THE HONOR OF IT HAPPENING AGAIN DURING MY LIFETIME.

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