Spiritual Finish reading the Old TestamentGo to the temple every monthBetter scripture study (family, personal, and couple) Physical I want to be able to touch my toes (flexibility)I want to be able to do 20 push-ups and 1 pull-upRun a mile.Go on regular walks. Emotional Regular sleep schedule (10:30-6:30--at the latest)Daily check ins and work/mindfulness/therapy/etc.… Continue reading 150. What are my goals for 2022?
2021 was a weird year. I don't feel like I really did as much as I wanted to. I sometimes struggle with focus and knowing what direction to go. But lots of good things still happened. Here are some of them: I had an internship with FamilySearch.Dillon got a new job in Salt Lake and… Continue reading 149. What did I accomplish in 2021?
Doing something is better than not doing anything at all. I don't want to fall into the trap of "telescopic philanthropy," where I am forgetting my duties at home and serving far away people to mainly feel good about myself. I don't want to be so focused on what is in front of me that… Continue reading 148. What is the most important service I can do?
I stumbled across a headline the other day about how some popular TV shows or movies from a decade ago are now cringe-worthy. I read some of the article. It was about racism and politics and correctness and that sort of thing. According to this author, in a decade we've changed all out morals and… Continue reading 147. Why are there so many critics?
The world is bigger than I realize. I can look at all the really hard things that are happening in places--political instability and famine and natural disaster and disease. And not just in far away countries, but people who are not so far away and still struggle to survive. But then there are so many… Continue reading 146. How is there so much good and so much bad happening at the same time?
Much of the study of economics is making models. Models are just simplified versions of realities to make generlizations and predict what people are going to do or what they should do. Supply and demand is the most fundamental model in economics. And we use it regularly in our thinking, especially as we are dealing… Continue reading 145. Should I create my own economic models?
A few years ago, I started writing notes to myself about Christmas. The season comes once a year, and I usually want to do things differently the next year, and then I forget unless I remind myself. This year, I didn't do as much service as I would like to in the future. I would… Continue reading 144. How do I want to celebrate Christmas next year?
Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore… Continue reading 143. Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?
When I was young, I asked for a blue teddy bear. I had seen a cute little blue teddy bear in a J.C. Penny catalog, and I wanted something like that. But on Christmas, there was a great big blue bear waiting for me. I loved it, and it became a very large part of… Continue reading 142. What is the best Christmas present you ever received or given?
Sometimes I hide what I'm thinking and feeling because I'm afraid that if I share the hard parts with people, they will worry about it too much. And they can't do anything to fix it. And I'm better off just dealing with it myself. But then when people share their struggles with me, it doesn't… Continue reading 141. Do I burden people when I share my problems?