Tag Archives: Trust

It Didn’t Restore My Faith in Humanity

In response to my post about the little girl who mistakenly took one of my books without paying for it and her honest mother, a friend named Jan included a story in a comment about an honor payment honey money … Continue reading

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Humor, Trust, and Relationships

I tend to avoid sarcasm, tricks, practical jokes, or humor at the expense of another. I’ve seen the damage they can inflict on relationships, eroding trust, damaging self-esteem, and sometimes even destroying a relationship. Because I’m so trusting of my … Continue reading

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Priceless Gifts from a Homeless Stranger

I almost didn’t notice her as I drove by on the way back from a last-minute shopping run for forgotten items for Christmas dinner with extended family. She was all alone laying on a sidewalk on Christmas Day. The sight … Continue reading

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Home Maintenance

Our lawns need mowing A cobweb’s growing A gate is sagging Repairs are lagging Shelves are dusty A latch is rusty A faucet leaks Our hall floor creaks Laundry’s piled on the floor A broken knob is on a door … Continue reading

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It Does

My eyes don’t always get it right And even my heart is sometimes wrong about love So now I trust my spirit more than my heart or sight Because when I don’t know the answers To life’s toughest questions It … Continue reading

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The Bond

I just finished writing a letter (the old-fashioned pen-and-ink kind) to a man who is about as different from me as two people can be. He got involved with drugs at a young age and began hanging with the wrong … Continue reading

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Water Fight!

I’m an investment manager and advisor and a big part of my job is to figure what might go wrong and attempt to avoid the worst things as much as possible. That mind-set bleeds over into my family life. I’m … Continue reading

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