Sunday, June 7, 2009

mi fido di te

i like that trust is a reflexive verb which means the verb always takes a direct object, or the performed on or with or to a noun. in italian i think it's interesting that when you trust someone or something, the direct object is yourself, while the person or thing that you trust becomes the object of the preposition. mi fido di te means i trust myself of you.

marvin j. ashton said. "real charity is not something you give away; it is something that you acquire and make a part of yourself. and when the virtue of charity becomes implanted in your heart, you are never the same again. it makes the thought of being a basher repulsive.

"perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. charity is expecting the best of each other."

the relationship between charity and trust is clear. to have complete charity you have to trust people. trust is hard for me. i believe in people's potential but i don't trust them to live up to it. i can't wait till i have perfect trust which will help me to have perfect charity.

today i felt: nervous
today i disliked: the weather
today i just wanted: to go home and be in bed
today i realized: that people are sometimes kinder than i accept

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