I was getting my hair done when a woman walked in and she needed support. She reminded me that we are exactly where we need to be, exactly when we need to be there.
She was facing what most people do when their life is shifted by divorce.
She had to find a job. She wanted to figure out dating. She was still attacked for moving on by her ex (so very familiar). She had bad credit and needed to find a place to live and she was on the verge of breakdown.
I was in the shop with a man that had the same upheaval I did. We were both able to be present for her. We were both able to encourage her. The three of us planned a forever with the people we married and that life was taken from us and it wasn’t a choice we made. (It’s funny that it takes two to get together, but one can end it.) We were able to support and encourage her. It wasn’t about him or me. It was a moment where we could be there for her.
The way things worked out, it was perfect timing. We were there for a reason. We had been through a situation that so carefully followed her own. She will one day offer that support to someone else in a giving back when someone else needs her the most.
Everything is significant and carries value. You just get to decide what that value is. That value isn’t always for you.