I received my score for the piano competition and found out that I earned a trophy! This surprised me because I have never messed up so much in a piano competition. I was focusing on all I had gained from the experience rather than the unknown score.
When my piano teacher called, telling me a much better score than I expected, I felt like I had been rewarded for the practice I had done as well as the experience itself. Now, when I look at the trophy I can remember the competition and smile :) Although, God allowed me enough time without the trophy to know I'd be smiling either way.