Trust. It looks so sturdy on a page. It sounds so simple rolling off of the tongue. Trust. Something we should obviously do. Something deeply instilled within us. Trust. The heartbeat of social interactions. The lifeblood of relationships. Trust. The helpmate of all other needs. The support structure for all other emotions. Trust. Trust. Trust.
Trust that the sun will rise in the morning. Trust that there will be food for dinner. Trust that the roof over your head will remain in its sheltering place. Trust that friends will be there. Trust that family loves you. Trust that people will honor their word. Trust that a lover will not stray. Trust that God will always be there. Trust that rain will fall and rivers will run. Trust that crops will grow and survive to harvest. Trust that tests are administered fairly. Trust that no one will cheat. Trust that the truth will be told. Trust. Trust. Trust.
I trust you. You trust me. We’re a trusting family. The couple that trusts together, stays together. Trust. Trust. Trust.
The word grows strange on the page, looks unfamiliar, threatening. It twists off the tongue, careening off of lips strewn with lies. Trust me. I’d never do that. Trust me. I’m not like them. Trust me. I have good intentions. Trust me. I care. Trust me. I’ll always be there. Trust. Trust. Trust.
Trust. A double-edged blade. Don’t you trust me? A weapon that makes victims of both parties. Why can’t you trust me? Trust. Trust. Trust.
Such a fragile word. Trust. A delicate concept. Trust. Broken all too easily. Trust. Suspicions erode it to nothing. Trust. Trust. Trust.
If you break it, you buy it. Trust. Here today, gone tomorrow. Trust. Once lost, never again gained. Trust. Trust. Trust.
Trust. A tiny seed waiting for nourishment. Trust. A blossoming concept planting roots. Trust. A full-fledged life commitment. Trust. It isn’t a choice. Trust. It’s a way of life. Trust. Trust. Trust.
I trust you to love me. I trust you to care. I trust you to always be there. I trust you to do as you say. I trust God to be good. Trust. Trust. Trust.