I met a wise old woman whose life started as mine has. 

We were in a furniture store having a conversation as if we had known each other always. 

She told me never to give myself freely to those who won’t pay the full price. 
Don’t undersell yourself. 

You’re worth more than what you are probably advertising. 

As you get older appreciate more value like a fine antique. 

Don’t let yourself fall into disrepair in the hands of those who don’t know what they hold. 

She told me about her life, her many years. 

I needed her that day. 

I don’t even know her name.