Monday, January 22, 2007

Brown-Baggin-It

It has been 12 years since I got married and 10 years since I finished college. For the majority of that time I have been taking my lunch with me to work. I estimate I have saved around $1,200 a year by brown-baggin-it. Over 12 years that is about $14,000! That's a good used car!

Anyway, this morning I was tired and I was not thinking well. I forgot to pack my lunch. It was not until I got to work that I realized it. As I was walking to the door of my office I said a quick prayer letting God know that I had forgot my lunch and I was going to need His provision. In the back of my mind I knew that it was not the end of the world. I got paid today so we have money in the bank. I might even have a coupon for McDonalds, Yippy!

By noon I had forgotten my prayer and was getting hungry. The two other IT guys I work with were going out for their lunch, like they do every day ($$$!), and I asked where they were going and if I could tag along. They were heading to one of the local grocery stores to hit the deli. That really did not thrill me so I sent an IM to my boss to see if he had any plans for lunch. He said he was going to Panera Bread with a couple of others from the office. He invited me and I thought that sounded better so I went with them. Is that tacky or what!

As we were getting into the car my boss said, "I'll get lunch, since I owe you anyway". I thought for a minute and then remembered what he was talking about. A few weeks back I mentioned to my boss that I was looking up the dealer of our office security system so that I could get some upgrades. He made a passing comment that if I found them he would buy me lunch. He and another IT Manager had searched for them in vain. I found them the next day and promptly told him that I like Mexican food :-).

Then I remembered my prayer. All I can say is that God is faithful and He can provide in very unusual ways. Over the last several months I have really come to believe that nothing happens outside of Gods plans for our lives.

2 comments:

Mama Lily said...

cool blog, Billy! Awesome about your lunch. That's really cool.

palmtreefanatic said...

what a blessing!