One of my biggest thrills when it comes to my relationships with other people is trust. The trust with which I give them, and more times than not, receive in return.

Many of these interactions have happened with total strangers. Whether it’s accurate or not, I view opening a door for someone a form of trust. I trust that they will respond accordingly by saying “Thank you.” Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t. But that doesn’t stop me from doing it over and over again. Even buying someone’s coffee behind you in the drive-thru at Starbucks I see as an opportunity for that person to take that trust and reciprocate accordingly.

But, the deepest fulfillment for me is my close relationships in which the trust we have with each other runs deep and is always present. This is when you can skip the small talk and tackle deep issues between you bringing you closer with every new conversation. With that, the foundation of trust is only bolstered.