I was going through a tough time the other day and I needed a little time and space to regroup. It wasn’t something to share with everyone when a mental breakdown was occurring. What one person may go through may seemingly be a ‘nothing’ to another although a personal turmoil means something to each individual who is going through it.
I’m so grateful that I have the ability to recognize that whatever the situation or circumstance there are learning lessons in all. I rested and regrouped and everything was fine the next day.
Back at the office: While chatting with my Broker In Charge and another former agent, a young man walks into the office. I asked if I could help him and he said, “I just came back from Afghanistan and I wanted to come in and tell you how sorry I am for making your life a living hell before I left”.
For the life of me, I could not remember his name or how he made me miserable. I asked him his name and he said "so and so" was my fiancé. IT CLICKED IMMEDIATELY and I told him I remembered him.
He stepped right up to me and handed me a good luck bamboo plant and said, “I just had to come by the office and see you. I needed to tell you how sorry I am for being so mean to you right before I left”. I mumbled an "awwwwww" and said thank you while I hugged him. His eyes had watered..so did mine. He again muttered a 'sorry' and walked out.
I was moved.
At that moment everything fell into place.
No matter how much I think I'm going through something awful there is always someone who is going through something more. There is always someone out there that needs a hug or to make peace within.
I don’t know what the circumstances were for this young man to think of me throughout his time in Afghanistan. Maybe he just saw our sign and immediately felt the need to apologize to me and make amends. Whatever the reasons, little does he realize that I needed a lift too.
I needed a kind word from someone that day.
I needed to give back a hug to someone who needed it too.
Funny how life always seems to balance out sometimes.
Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.
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