GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Back in 1986, Billy Joel had one of his gazillion top ten hit singles with a little ditty called A Matter of Trust. Some might not consider it his greatest work but it's one of my all time favorite Joel songs. Billboard listed it as his 11th most popular tune of all time, BTW.
Either way, I remember the year so vividly because it was my senior year in high school and I had just been dumped by the boy of my dreams...well, that's what I thought back then, anyway. Clearly, I wouldn't meet him until several years later. #marriedhimin1995 I digress.
I thought it was the end of the world in 1986 when I got tossed aside for another gal. Teenage girls are foolishly self-centered and ridiculously over-dramatic that way...at least this one was. Either way, when I heard Billy Joel's song, I recall feeling that the lyrics were written especially for me. So silly...
Some love is just a lie of the heart ,the cold remains of what began with a passionate start and they may not want it to end but it will it's just a question of when. I've lived long enough to have learned the closer you get to the fire the more you get burned ... I know you're an emotional girl It took a lot for you to not lose your faith in this world and I can't offer you proof but you're going to face a moment of truth. It's hard when you're always afraid. You just recover when another belief is betrayed. So break my heart if you must It's a matter of trust..."
Hilarious, really, that I felt any of that verse applied to me but regardless, Billy brought up a good point. It does take a lot to not lose your faith in the world. Especially when headlines remind us nearly hourly of how awful we humans can act towards one another. #whyareweallsoangry
The point is, giving your trust to someone is a bold move; one that takes courage, conviction and confidence. I've been told about 18 bazillion times in my life that I'm too trusting. That may be true. I tend to see the best in folks; give second chances (or third or 87th); and generally just believe in the good of my fellow man. But when someone flatly breaks my trust, well, let's just say it's really hard to glue that tablecloth back together. It's never going to fit on the table perfectly again. In other words, might let you back in, but never at 100%, Capsice?
Take your commitments seriously. Honor your word. Keep confidences. Speak and act with integrity. And be sure to give your whole heart, soul and trust only to those completely deserving. Put your faith in the sure bets: your family, your close friends, your maker, yo. #trustinthebigguy
Oh, and don't dump your naive, sheltered, wet-behind-the-ears, super-trusting little high school sweetheart on her 18th birthday, okay? At least spring for one last present and THEN give her the heave ho for that hottie from Algebra class. Sheesh!
Ps 91:1-2, 3-4, 14-15ab R. (see 2b) In you, my God, I place my trust. You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, Say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." For he will rescue you from the snare of the fowler, from the destroying pestilence. With his pinions he will cover you, and under his wings you shall take refuge. Because he clings to me, I will deliver him; I will set him on high because he acknowledges my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in distress. Alleluia See 2 Tm 1:10 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death and brought life to light through the Gospel. MT 9-...a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak, for she said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be made well.” Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well...