Have you ever thought of intense quick relationships that were once in your life? The friend enters and vanishes into your life like a shooting star. The thoughts that can creep in are — “things aren’t the way they used to be”, “was it something I did?” It’s easy to get sentimental over the person or even taking it personally.
A better way to frame it is — maybe that person was in your life for a brief moment when you really needed it. Maybe in most situations they were meant to guide us or meant to be a brief partner in our journey and give us the confidence to press on. A handful of people come to mind — they were angels that I needed at one time.