About a year ago I connected with someone at work to be her "mentor". But it turned out she was quite capable and smart, leaving me flustered and confused:
what could I possibly mentor her about?
Luckily the program provided lots of guidance, one of which tells the "mentors" to simply ask the question above. (It's the simple things I know.)
I was not able to help with whatever she needed in the end. But with the hope that I had tried, and it was evident, she left the program feeling one more person was at her corner.
This Monday I got my answer.
She had generously helped someone else at my request, and when everyone gave me a hearty thumbs up of the connection, I let out a long held breadth.
What can I say? Except that pay it back is human, pay it forward is divine.