Yesterday I went online to buy tickets for the Rolling Stones in concert. I was excited when I got on a little before they went on sale so I could be ready. The site asked if I wanted to get in line to buy the tickets. I clicked yes and was told there were 2000 people ahead of me. Things didn’t look good. I waited about 45 minutes and then got my chance. The only tickets left were the really expensive ones I couldn’t afford. So I gave up and had a sad feeling of loss.
That feeling stayed with me for about an hour. Then I thought, “Wait a second, I’m always talking about not making things more important than ourselves. And to put ourselves first. Sure, I’m disappointed I didn’t get the tickets. I like the Stones and would like to have seen them. But without the tickets I’m okay.” The loss feeling went away. I felt good again.
Then I thought of the line, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you find you get what you need.”