Byron - Rexburg, Idaho Canada
Entered on January 23, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: integrity

I believe trust is the most important element in any type of relationship. I think about my relationships with my family, friends, business, etc and realize how nothing would last if trust was not there. It’s like a team; each member has something to offer and has a responsibility. With out each member doing there specific assignment the goal will not be obtained.

I want to take it to a higher level than sports; I would consider dating or marriage to be. This is something that can be really wonderful and amazing or something that can hurt worse that shattered bones. Allow me to illustrate. I was involved with a very choice woman; she was a hard worker, had high moral standards, saw every day as an opportunity to succeed, shot for a higher level of performance, she was also exceptionally talented and beautiful. She seemed to be amazing in every way possible. I did my best to treat her the way I would want to be treated, to make sure she feel like she was of great worth. My whole heart was in this as we worked through many trials together and grew closer and closer because of them. I had never been so happy in my life things where looking very promising for us. We were very open with each other and knew where we stood in all the important things.

As amazing as all this was there was something that haunted the back of my mind like a demon. She did have some problems, she had had some serious addictions that I though they where under control but to my devastation, after a long period of time she fell and succumbed to these harsh habits. I was devastated, crushed; I felt the internal bleeding of a broken and shredded heart for several reasons. I did all that I could to hold our relationship together but I soon realized that with addictions such as these total trust can not be there. She told me she could not trust her self. Though difficult for both of us we knew what we had to go our different ways. I leave out much detail in this story but I hope it is enough to illustrate; with out trust a relationship cannot last.

I would not support a bank that is untrustworthy, who would? If a bank or any business that wants business, they will abide by this principal of being trustworthy. Trust is crucial. I am human, for me becoming trust worthy has been a process and have learned the hard way from time to time but my good parents taught to be trust worthy and in living with harmony to this principle I have found a security in it, I have a peace of mind. It starts with me, I can’t control what people around me do but I can control what I do. I believe in this principle and that trust is the most important element in my Relationships.