Posted by: Judy | October 8, 2012

Chapter 18 review…

Trust isn’t easy. Once violated, it’s difficult to regain.

Trust is impossible when lies are part of the equation.

My ability to trust has increased. I trust more people in my life than ever before. I know my trust is well placed in many of those people.

I’m learning it’s okay to hold back trust until a person proves themselves worthy. This doesn’t mean I’m overtly suspicious. It simply means I walk carefully in the beginning of a new relationship. If I see warning signs, I don’t feel guilty about backing away.

Honor and integrity are about who I am. Trust is about how I perceive others.

My first responsibility is to accept personal responsibility.

Accepting personal responsibility means I am responsible for where and when I place my trust or not.


  1. This is very cool, “Honor and integrity are about who I am. Trust is about how I perceive others.” Excellent explanation between the two. Hugs.

    • Thanks ((Ruth))

  2. Beautifully put. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks ((vicariousrising))

  3. I just watched last night’s episode of Gossip Girl, and it featured a song called “Anxiety” by Ladyhawke. Thought you might like to check it out since it made me think of you πŸ™‚

    • Took a quick peek, and I’m curious. πŸ™‚

  4. Excellent post. You have put in to words some of my own recent thoughts on trust. Trust is so foreign to me, hard to think about, and very hard to write about clearly.

    • It’s really tough. I figure it’s something I’ll struggle with all my life. I’m okay with that now.

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