Sunday, November 23, 2014

more free stuff

i do not normally attribute many things to luck.  but it would seem as though sometimes i become lucky.
not too much luck, of course.  just random special honors that occur infrequently.  
i have to visit fifteen approved music concerts a semester.  it's for my music degree.  that's quite a few when there are fifteen other things you could be doing instead of going to concerts.  
i do enjoy most of them.  but there are times i would rather sleep.  
a few weeks ago i was walking across campus to a concert.  i was almost late so i was walking at a faster-than-usual pace.  i passed up someone on my way there.  i did not really notice who he was; the focus was on not being late.  
when i walked into the building, i saw people exchanging tickets for entry.  
wait, this is a ticketed event?
oh well, i'll go practice.  
so i asked the guy who just walked in behind me, "is this a ticketed event?"  
"yeah, you need a ticket?" he said as he held two tickets in his hand.  "no one i knew would come with me."  
this was the guy i passed up in my haste to not be late.  and, if i had not passed him up, he may have gone in, simply having an extra ticket.  so, in a way, my fast walking saved me, and in a way, i got lucky.

the next day, i endeavored to go to another concert.  this one was downtown.  i got a ride with someone else in the music program.  but, i seem to have a rancor with planning ahead.  so i had not purchased my tickets ahead of time.  so had someone else who carpooled with me.  we were on our way to buy our tickets when someone stopped us: "have you bought your tickets yet?"
now we had free admission to see the des moines symphony.  but, more importantly, i was given free tickets two days in a row.
thank you lord.  that made me feel special.


  1. Love it! Thanks for sharing! If His eye is on the sparrow, why are we surprised to discover Hisveye is also on each one of us? :)

  2. Awesome!! Planning is over-rated anyway.