“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
How true is this statement? I know for me personally, the hardest thing to do is trust someone. I always think back to the times when my trust has been broken, and assume that the same thing is going to happen with a new individual.
How is that fair to both me and the other person? I hinder new connections from forming before even giving them a chance. I know that this type of thinking is flawed and am working on changing.
It’s always easy to form a bad habit, but takes so much work to form a good one.
I know that it is not healthy to punish one for the mistakes of another, and that some things just need to be let go. Forgiveness is not for the sake of anyone but yourself. I like the saying that when you refuse to forgive others, you allow them to live rent free in your head. Your potential is limited by the refusal to let go of the past.
How dismal is it to think that you could possibly miss out on the greatest connections of your life by your own negative thinking?
That’s no way to live.