Read this today, along with having some conversations recently with friends who are unsure of their gifts in life.  Sometimes, it seems, that we base distrust on very few situations, and trust on not too many situations. Overall, are we in a better place in life to trust than to distrust?

Granted, we get taken advantage of on occasions, but do those situations outweigh what trusting situations can bring us?

Overall, I would say – what can we do to make things better?  I’m not just talking right here, or at work, or home or anywhere geographically. I’m talking about a lifestyle of helping, trusting, believing and, as I think the Latin Poet Horace, Carpe Diem.

I think to myself, am I in a better place when I am angry, discontent, untrusting, cynical and disruptive; or, am I in a better place when I focusing on what I’m doing right now, not letting the past dictate my emotions.  Now, granted, one cannot take that to an extreme – one has to be cognizant on pitfalls and have avoidance radar, but, overall, for me at least, I’m much better when I’m trusting, even if I do get taken advantage of occasionally.


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