Friday, March 8, 2013

Good, Better, Best

True Story.

Last year, I was asked to give a talk in Sacrament meeting at my church.  The topic was based on an article by Dallin H. Oaks entitled, "Good, Better, Best".  The idea was basically about prioritizing and placing the things that are truly important at the top of our lists and not being afraid to let other things of less importance drop off the list.  I remember thinking how appropriate it was for me because I am always running at an unusually high speed---sometimes out of seeming necessity, but other times...I wonder if it's just my personality.  I feel like I'm always running---always busy, always multi-tasking and never quite as at peace as I'd like to be.  So, it was good for me to give that talk and reflect on what matters most in my life.

Well, here we are a year later and our church's district conference is coming up.  I'm now being asked to speak again, at this larger meeting.  Guess what the topic is?  "Good, Better, Best."  Is someone trying to tell me something?  It's been said that the lessons we most need to learn come back to us in many forms in our lives and if that's true, and I think it is, then I better figure out what this means for me.

What is good?  What is better?  What is best?  What are good uses of our precious time?  What are better uses of our precious time?  And what are the best uses of our time?  It requires some thought.  If it's a good use of my time----I'll let you know what I find out.  Until then, feel free to share.

What is good?  What is better?  And what is best?

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