T is for Turnip and Trustworthy!

The turnip is a root vegetable commonly grown in temperate climates worldwide for its white, bulbous downward growing root or taproot. In northern India, in Hindi language, it is called Shalgam . Small, tender varieties are grown for human consumption, while larger varieties are grown as feed for livestock.

In the north of England and Scotland, the turnip is called neep; the word turnip itself is an old compound of neep. Neep often also refers to the large, yellow rutabaga root vegetable which is also known as the “swede” (from “Swedish turnip”). Where else Wikipedia


Turnip leaves are sometimes eaten as “turnip greens” – The turnip root is high only in vitamin C. The green leaves of the turnip top (“turnip greens”) are a good source of vitamin A, folate, vitamin C, vitamin K and calcium. Turnip greens are high in lutein (8.5 mg / 100 g).

cooked Turnip_greens

In my homeland of Newfoundland and Labrador Turnip greens is a TRUSTWORTHY delicacy.  So many long for the summer months to get a taste of these delights for at least two months of the year.  Turnips are eaten year round but turnip greens is hard to come by.

I simply love boiled turnip mashed in butter.  I actually could make a meal out of turnip alone. Nothing like an home cooked meal with mashed turnip and turnip greens. Scrumptious!

Yip the Word is trustworthy More precisely trustworthiness.

Trustworthiness is a moral value considered to be a virtue.  A trustworthy person is someone in whom you can place your trust and rest assured that the trust shall not be betrayed. A person can prove their trustworthiness by fulfilling an assigned responsibility – and as an extension of that, not to let down expectations. The responsibility can be either material, such as delivering a mail package on time, or it can be non-material such as keeping an important secret to themselves. A trustworthy person is someone that you can tell your worries and secrets to and know they won’t repeat them without your permission. In general, in order for trust to be earned, worth and integrity must be proven over time.

Trustworthiness comes to mind when we see advertisements featured.
Someone said: Never trust a restaurant that has a sign that reads, “Mama’s home cooking.” Especially, if there are no cars at that restaurant.

With that in mind; I remember when we would go on holidays and we would travel to different cities or towns we would always stop wherever the truckers stopped…we proved it time and again truckers knew where to eat.

Trustworthiness doesn’t always apply to the many sayings we frequently hear.

Yesterday TV advertisement said, “Watch out for number one” – meaning of course yourself. Is that a trustworthy saying? It is to some people but not many, because we are never to be only concerned about ourselves. THAT’S SELFISHNESS. And, the Creator I think, created us to be selfless at times.


So what does the face of Trustworthiness look like?

Here is what I believe is trustworthy qualities.

  • Trustworthy people are honest
  • Trustworthy people are loyal
  • Trustworthy people are not prejudiced
  • Trustworthy people are reliable- they keep their promises
  • Trustworthy people are accountable
  • Trustworthy people are cooperative
  • Trustworthy people must be truthful
  • Trustworthy people have integrity –  you say what you do and you do what you say
  • Trustworthy people stay away from gossiping – gossip betrays
  • Trustworthy people learn to be transparent – let other people feel with clarity what you are about-what you are and what they can expect from you
  • Trustworthy people forgive and ask for forgiveness
  • Trustworthy people are compassionate and sensitive


Trustworthiness is a tall order but hey it is necessary.  In these uncertain times and stress: we each deserve trustworthiness.  Being trustworthy doesn’t mean we will never let others down. Rather, it is an attitude and a pattern of behavior that honors the trust placed in us.


While researching a project I serendipitously found this article.  I think you will find it most interesting.

If you are a person who is easily embarrassed, you may find comfort in what researchers from the University of California, Berkeley report in a paper published online this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: they suggest moderate embarrassment is a good thing, because it means you are also likely to be more trustworthy and generous.

Lead author Matthew Feinberg, a UC Berkeley doctoral student in psychology, told the media that “moderate levels of embarrassment are signs of virtue”.

“Our data suggest embarrassment is a good thing, not something you should fight,” he added




Quotes I am pondering!

When I am afraid, I will trust in you.



Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly. 

George MacDonald

Thanks for reading my bLoG!

On a hike with my family.  I kept my promise to go on an outing with them.

Bad hair day but very much a fun filled day!

Beverley fall2