me Life and Times of the Fireflies: Confessions of a Belieber

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Confessions of a Belieber

Months ago Justin Bieber tickets went on sale as part of his world tour concert in South Africa.  In a record breaking time- 2 minutes, I think- all tickets were sold out and there were many a teenage girls’ shrieking with excitement while many were paralysed with disappointment.  I was the lucky one to be left with a disappointed and heartbroken pre- teen.  With her two best friends lucky enough to get Golden Circle tickets I was left with a girl whose dream just got dashed.

Fast forward a couple of months with many people selling tickets as the day fast approached a random and chance visit to Gumtree revealed 5 tickets for sale!! WOW!!!  What Luck!!!  Even better though, was in all the excitement, my daughter remembered my words of so many months prior (by now I'd even forgotten what I had told her) that good things come to those who are patient, I told her not to dwell on the disappointment and that she will get a stroke of luck that will be even better in the future…hugging me, echoing every mom's dream words:  "Mom, you were right!!!" My day was made!

I must say, that even better than the ticket, was definitely the lesson learnt.... and with that, at the ripe old age of 33 I attended my first ever concert...with my kids nogal… Priceless! :)  And what an experience it was.

What put a damper on things though, are people in general who have negative opinions and judgements about attending concerts.  They are always going to say bad things I guess.  But I am a person who looks for a lesson in everything and the biggest lessons are often found in the strangest places.  As much as the queuing from 1am is OTT the concert in itself had a strong message if that is what you are in search of...the strong message of showing gratitude to  the people who help you along your journey no matter how high you fly, remembering your humble beginnings, and believing that good things happen to good people.  Start with the smallest seedling of hope and belief in yourself!

So I am a Belieber, I guess.  Not because i am making a GOD out of a human, but because I Belieb in that message! :)



"There were days when I was just broken, you know
There were nights when I was doubting myself
But your kept my heart from falling
It didn't matter how many times I got knocked on the floor
But you knew one day I would be standing tall
Just look at us now

Cause everything starts from something
But something would be nothing
Nothing if your heart didn't dream with me
Where would I be, if you didn't believe
Believe..." 

Believe by Justin Bieber