We can offer each other nothing more valuable than the absolute assurance of our support.
Unless you’re in a film, this rarely happens verbally. Anyone who feels the need to regularly reiterate that they have your back, probably doesn’t (or doesn’t know how).
The trust required to assure someone that you’re truly there for them can only be realised through action; a kind of consistent, genuine and careful love which radiates inevitability. It is impossible to sustain authentic trust through inconsistent love; the kind which rages, scorching those too close, and dwindles when things gets too hard.
The result of finding and sustaining this kind of trust is perhaps the most valuable gift we have to give: it’s warm, knowing feeling; one of security, one of home.