There can easily be times in our lives when we think Somebody has it in for us. We went grocery shopping and filled the refrigerator an hour before the electricity blew out. The car battery is less than a year old and it dies. A person we trusted said something that — no matter what anyone else might try to tell us — sounds like a hit to our integrity. We wake up in the morning and every side of the bed is the wrong side.

I used to work with a young woman from Ireland. She was smart, well educated, funny and beautiful. Every once in a while when I walked into her office to wish her a good…