“So pay it forward with all of your might, because someone out there is depending on you.”
And a guardian angel at work, perhaps?
[UPDATE: it really was a Catholic priest, but was a prayer answered nonetheless.]
Sometimes, it just takes (me) a couple of reminders that there are still good works in this world...
Message is, hang on. There is good. It will find us. It doesn't hurt for us to look for it, but also to be it, but it is still looking for us, no matter how long it takes. It never lets us go, even if we let go of it, first.