I got a second opinion on the nail in my tire. Turns out it could be patched.
I got a second opinion on a payment plan for a credit card. It will be painful, but it will be paid off in two months instead of eight. And with a substantial savings.
I got a second opinion on the value of something and made $40 more than I had hoped.
So many times we get wrapped up in the tension of the moment that we forget that there may be another way, a more affordable way, to accomplish something.
Then we feel like we're doing something wrong if we talk to the companies that can help us. When, in fact, they would rather we did talk to them.
Today is Epiphany. The day that celebrates the arrival of the wise men to Bethlehem. Those men had followed a star for 1000's of miles, and yet they asked a second opinion of Herod and his religious leaders. They didn't hesitate to ask the people who could help them.
Neither should we. Asking for help is not bad or begging. It is humbly acknowledging you need help solving a problem. When you do this the solution may come faster than you think it will.
A second opinion can be worth a lot of money and present a great epiphany of it's own.