Trust Revisited

I posted a linked to Meryl Spiegel’s poetry and photo on Trust last week but I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. Having a chronic illness impacts on our relationships in so many ways and at the same time our relationships become so much more important to us because of our need for added support. We need to be able to trust.

We need to be able to trust that people will believe us when our pain is invisible. We need to be able to trust that people will listen when we need to talk but we also need to be able to trust that people will love us enough to gently tell us when we need to stop whining. We need to trust ourselves enough to be able to hear.

We need to be able to trust that others will stand up to us and tell us we are being mean when we lash out because we don’t feel good.

We need to be able to trust that the people who love and care about us will be firm in their encouragement when we don’t have the strength or courage to do what we need to do to feel better.

Meryl says this all so well. Thank you.

Recovery Thru My Lens

can I trust you
to guide me
run beside me

can I trust you
to stay on track
allow no slack

can I trust you
to listen up
not to duck

can I trust you
to stand your ground
not let me down

©Meryl Spiegel 2012–All rights reserved–No reproduction without permission

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One thought on “Trust Revisited

  1. Hi Pat,
    It’s not cheating at all…you added so much more and made me think even more about how much we need that support when we’re hurting, but also need those around us to be honest as well as understanding….

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