Justify: [juhs-tuh-fahy] verb. to show a satisfactory reason or excuse for something done.
Mr. J swaggered into my place of business about 3 years ago with the confidence of a quarterback that just won his 2nd straight superbowl. Fearless. Firm. Assured. He boldly announced that he could make use of my services as if he were doing me a huge favor. Over the next few days, Mr. J and I spent quite a bit of time together. As I began to converse with him and his story began to unfold, I found out that it was a bit more complicated than it first appeared. I also found out that his role in my life was about more than business, it was to teach me some life lessons that have been stirring around in me ever since that first encounter in the little consignment shop.