Our life, our marriage, is as imperfect as we are. Sometimes we argue, sometimes we nitpick at each other, and sometimes we’re short tempered and unkind.
Yet, through all those years I’ve always known that my husband is someone I can depend on. He’s someone I can trust.
That trust wasn’t built in one, great, heroic moment. Instead, that trust was built a little at a time, through small actions.
It was built because my husband always stays up to get my text that I’ve arrived somewhere safely. He makes sure our kids are safe and loved when I’m gone.
If I’m sad, I know he’ll give me a hug. If I’m in trouble, I know he’ll have my back.
It’s those small moments of trust that we need more of in our world. Taken together, they build stronger relationships, and stronger communities.
This lovely video from Pearle Vision, called Ben’s Glasses, is exactly what I’m talking about. Take a moment to watch it.
In a national survey, Pearle Vision found that “43% of Americans have less trust in the world than usual.”
That’s a heartbreaking number to me. It tells me that people are feeling that the world is a less trustworthy, reliable place to live.
However, the same study found that people felt that small, personal moments were key in building trust.
Pearle Vision believes in building trust with patients by taking the time to listen and understand what’s important to them. I think the world needs more of that. It needs more small moments of trust and kindness.
Taken together, all those small moments build great marriages, a strong community, and a stable, inclusive country.
To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
– George MacDonald
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.