Thankful 4 of 4: Trust
I know many of my friends are doing a daily memo of thanks, usually on Facebook. That’s way too much work for me, so I will do it four times during the month on Extra Points. And, my family, friends, health, etc. are all givens. I want to look a bit deeper by peeling the onion.
Dogs have complete trust in their humans. This confidence comes without humans having to provide any real reason to justify it. Some humans don’t deserve it; most do. Regardless of that very real fact, dogs don’t care. They trust. Captain Jack and Bella may be the most spoiled dogs in the world, yet that was their expectation coming in and consider it a given. They get return on their investment.
While I am thankful for my canine companions, the purpose of this missive is to be thankful for all the people that have placed their trust in me. Over the past quarter of a century (and most especially this past 8 1/2 years), individuals and business leaders have trusted me to advise them well in areas of the utmost importance. Humans don’t have the same unwavering certitude that dogs do. For all of you who fall into this category reading this…thank you. For all of you have given me the benefit of the doubt…thank you. For all of you reading this memo week in and week out…thank you. There is a great deal of satisfaction and reward knowing that other humans know that their investment will be amply returned to them with me. I am grateful.
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This week’s quote –
“Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.”
~ Eric Hoffer