Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Words for my Wednesday

The words for today are really words I need to hear this week.  Sometimes things happen in life and trust can be broken.  Forgiveness is always key, but it's hard to earn that complete trust back...At least for me.  It doesn't matter if it's a close friend, relative, co-worker...Trust is important.  But it's something that has to be earned.  So here are some words that I'll say to myself at least three times today.

"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."  ~Isaac Watts

Have you been disappointed by someone close to you that you thought you could trust completely?  Did you forgive right away?  Did you trust that person the same way afterwards?


Heather Everson said...

Trust is one of those things that can take forever to build and only seconds to lose. Of course we tend to learn this lesson over and over in our lives. Forgiveness is just as important as well because we cannot heal ourselves until we learn to let go. However it doesn't mean we need to forget ;)

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and great quote too!

Christie Cottage said...

Personally, I think we must forgive, but never forget or we will be taught the same lesson over and over, until it is learned.

As my late husband used to say... "Don't forget".


Janet Bocciardi said...

I'm like you and have a difficult time renewing trust when it is broken painfully. However, I remind myself that we are all human and a mistake or words said at the wrong time should be forgiven. Best wishes on letting go and forgiving. I know you'll feel better when you do.

justByou . said...

Thank you all for your comments! I really appreciate them all. Especially on this topic, as you are all helping me. I'm a very forgiving person, but I don't forget - ever! And I think that's one of the reasons I might be over-cautious...
Thanks again, everyone!

Pumpkin Cottage said...

I just use forgiveness as a skillful tool to let go. I don't have to approve of how someone has treated me I just forgive in order to let go of building resentment. This also helps build compassion for others. I also use boundaries in different degrees with forgiveness. Boundaries are used for safety. If someone has hurt me or disrespected me (especially those who have done it before) I will put up a boundary and not them have access to that part of me until time has passed and they have taken action to make changes. If they can't make those changes I just wish them well and keep my distance.