Does the picture above remind you of anything?
Well, it reminds me of how trusting I was. I trusted my parents to throw me up in the air and not drop me. This is a familiar picture for most of us.
But what happened since then? Would I trust anyone now, not to "drop" me? I am afraid not.
When we are growing up we look up to our parents and feel secure and confident that they will always tell us the truth, protect us and shelter us. We Trust Them.
When my children were growing up, I trusted them and I still do, to tell me the truth of where they are and who with, I never searched through their personal possessions, I never lied and back bitten and was never a hypocrite by pretending to be someone I never was and Alhamdulillah I have been rewarded with children who trust me enough to tell me the truth. ( sometimes more than I need to know...lol).I always tell them that I appreciate them telling me the truth. This strengthens the bond of trust we have.
In the outside world ,we encounter a different scenario.People we meet in our daily lives, have no hesitation in betraying our trust. I often marvel at how far people go..., " reasons" unknown and possibly dark.
In Islam we read the Hadith of The prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) which clearly warns us:
- Never tell a lie, always tell the truth. And, say it kindly and tactfully.
- Be real; do not act like somebody you are not.
- Do not gossip about other people's life. The one you are talking to may think you are gossiping her at her back. The worst scene is - she even pass what you said to other people too.
- Never betray a confidence. Do not tell the secrets confided to you.
- Keep all the promises you made. If you cannot keep a promise, better not to promise at all.
- When you borrow something, always return it as soon as possible on time.
Trust yourself First. Then Trust others. Always search for the good in others.Lead by example .
D O N' T F O R G E T to also put all your trust in Allah, The Most High.