I think trust is a beautiful word. Who knew five letters, T-R-U-S-T, would come together to form something so empowering and hefty. It’s one of the most influential emotions. Isn’t it funny how you blindly trust the people and things happening around you? You trust the pilot, whom you have never seen or met, with your life 18000 feet up in the air. You trust a person you have known for only a few months to take care of your baby when you are at the job. You trust the dentist with the pointy drilling machine to safely get you through the procedures.

The world around us is built upon trust. We live and thrive by trusting the people in it. From strangers to acquaintances and then becoming one of the most important people in our lives. How does one climb this ladder? Trust. But then, how do friends turn into strangers? Trust. They break it and fall off the ladder. Every day you meet a person, you are either coming close to each other or going farther away. Who knew the power of this five lettered word. It might feel like a burden and believe me, sometimes it is.

We all have insecurities that restrain us from being vulnerable around the people we don’t trust. And past experiences definitely won’t help you. But there’s one thing that amazes me to my very core – what if you end up trusting the right person? You would have found someone so special to share that bond with. How beautiful it is to see strangers turning into best friends? The other day my mom referred to my best friend as – a part of my family – and I literally got goose bumps then and there.

You know what, there might be failed friendships and relationships. A lot of people might have broken your trust and a lot will continue to do so. But it’s just a matter of time and learning from your mistakes that are going to get you the best people of your life. Better days are coming. Happier ones too where you no longer have to hold yourself back. You are going to have your people who will have your back. And for that, you have to take the leap of trusting some of the wrong ones and not hold that against the good ones.